Jo Hilder lives in Newcastle, NSW Australia, and has self-published two books: God, You Can Take My Mental Illness - Just Not The Part Where You Speak To Me, and Things Not To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer - A Beginners Guide, both available via her website at www.johilder.com, as well as Amazon, Amazon for Kindle, Smashwords and CreateSpace.
Jo's blog can be found at www.johilder.com
I don’t drink. Alcohol, that is. I stopped drinking December 2009. Before that, I liked to drink, and did so whenever I liked. Not too much, you understand, just a glass of red or two probably five nights a week, and sometimes the whole bottle, except for the last half a glass I’d toddle over and... November 24th, 2011 | Culture, Essays | Read More
I remember a few years ago there was a discussion in Christian circles about exactly what the opposite of love could be. If people are not being kind and loving, what exactly were they doing instead? What do they need to stop doing so they can be loving, as we all know God is loving? What stops Christians,... November 4th, 2011 | Essays | Read More
News reports today share the sad new that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away after a long illness. Jobs, it’s reported, had pancreatic cancer, a particularly insidious form of the disease.
The particular headline I read stated Jobs “lost his fight” against cancer.
The media uses this... October 14th, 2011 | Featured, Social Justice | Read More
Jesus, bless Him, had a habit of eating out and drinking with certain types of people it was considered inappropriate for him to be seen with. It annoyed people, mostly his inner circle of friends, and they sometimes told him how annoyed they were about it. No, not only did the weirdoes have Jesus over... September 19th, 2011 | Featured, Social Justice | Read More
Now that I’m done addressing the men, it’s time for me to talk to the women-folk.* As you probably know, these two latest articles are my answer to the question posed by author Don Miller in his blogs “How To Live A Great Love Story” (since deleted). To me, a story is something you make up,... August 19th, 2011 | Essays, Featured | Read More
Right off the bat, let me say this will not be a list of things you as a man can do for, to, or with, the woman in your life in order to have a better relationship with her. It will not be habits, gestures or practices you can exercise which will please your wife or girlfriend. This is because it will... August 15th, 2011 | Essays, Featured | Read More
Recently Donald Miller, a person I admire and respect immensely, wrote a two-part blog speaking to young men and women, presumably of an age where they have been dating a while and are considering marriage, about how they can live a better, more authentic love story. Miller, in his writing, speaks to... August 12th, 2011 | Essays, Featured | Read More
Some people do funny things with their Bibles. Apart from using them occasionally to cover stains on the back seat of the car, or place between Rob Bell’s latest book and the coffee table to stop a portal to hell from being scorched into it’s surface (if hell really exists, that is), the Bible... July 15th, 2011 | Essays, Featured | Read More
I’ve been doing some thinking about marriage lately, in light of the recent decision by New York state in the U.S. to legalise homosexual marriage, as reported by the New York Times.
I myself am married. I committed this act when I was all of nineteen years old. The person I married was just eighteen,... July 7th, 2011 | Social Justice | Read More
I have a new job. I am now a mental health rehabilitation support worker. You can tell I’m pretty proud. This new job entails my going out to visit people with a mental illness in their home and supporting them in what we call ADL’s – activities of daily living. These are things like making beds,... June 21st, 2011 | Featured, Social Justice | Read More