A New Name

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  1. Lizzi
    May 08 - 6:04 pm

    don’t know if it’s any encouragement, but you’re one of the safest people I know.

  2. Jo
    May 08 - 7:12 pm

    About to have a whole weekend with women I don’t know very well or at all, even. You’re on… I’ll lead with vulnerability. Thanks.

  3. Emma
    May 08 - 7:21 pm


  4. Emma
    May 08 - 7:21 pm

    will be thinking of you Jo: go girl..

  5. Claire Kirby
    May 08 - 8:54 pm

    Oh Emma. I am an introvert who many seem to think is an extrovert and I got a lump in my throat reading this. I suppose it is always a wonderful moment when someone expresses your own secret fears and you realise you are not alone! But also I am so grateful for the authentic Christians I know who have allowed me to be me and still loved me, those precious Safe People in my life. Thanks for yet again managing to put what feels like MY inner life out there into the Outer Life where so many fears and anxieties shrivel in the clear light of day.

  6. Beckie
    May 08 - 9:11 pm

    No, no, after you!

  7. Emma
    May 09 - 11:41 am

    I Insist

  8. Mark Hanson
    May 10 - 11:39 am

    An encouraging and challenging post, Emma. I guess I am a mix of introvert and extrovert. I often have fear over social situations, then (if I turn up) enjoy those situations, and then feel I need to escape from the feelings when the meeting or event is over. A military-style debriefing after social events is often needed!

  9. Emma
    May 12 - 4:44 pm

    Thanks Mark – glad to know I’m not alone in needing the debrief..

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