Just a quick note to say that I have won the Christian New Media Awards’ “Best Newcomer Blog.” (Here is the shortlist. EDIT: That link now takes you to the winners/runnersup/finalist list)
I wasn’t able to make it to London for the ceremony, unfortunately (I live faaar away)
I’m really pleased, I haven’t won anything since school so really happy right now. I hope it brings some more people to visit the site – and I hope they leave comments! (No one leaves comments!)
On the serious side I hope this means more people will read about mental health in a Christian context, either here or at mindandsoul.info, or any of the bloggers writing on the subject. I believe mental illness and mental health are important subjects too seldom addressed in church. I would like to see more people addressing what I think is a damaging problem – that of Christians who, while they may be well-meaning, teach that we shouldn’t take medication, or that we are more sinful than others, lacking in faith or otherwise deficient and that that is the reason we are mentally ill. We are people and we are Christians too – we are not more sinful because we suffer more (if you read Luke 13 you’ll see Jesus saying something similar)
Anyway, thanks very much to the judges, and thanks to those who read this blog.
EDIT: And this is also my 100th post!