The Advent season is now upon us. Most people around us seem to be hurrying about looking for the perfect gift, putting up decorations, and planning parties and dinners. It is easy to lose sight of the true significance of this season. Advent is a time of joy and hope, of preparation, and of waiting […]
Author Archive: Chelsea Houghton
Chelsea Houghton is editor of Restless Press, as well as a columnist for Catholic Stand, Ignitum Today and NZ Catholic.
a 27 year old mother who lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband and four children under the age of five. She has a Media and Communications degree from the University of Canterbury and in the past has worked for the Journey of the Cross and Icon for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, for the Christchurch Catholic Youth Team and running the Theology of the Body for Teens programme and training to various groups.
Recently, I started a site called Restless Press, an Australasian site with contributors from around Australasia and the Pacific. Things in my life had been going great. I’d come back from a Catholic New Media Conference. Family life was good. My prayer life was going great, I was progressing well and was in a good […]
How do we gain true humility? How well do we really know ourselves? Recently, for spiritual reading I’ve been reading St. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle. It’s a book I tried to read before, but it was a bit forced, and never had much impact. This time, I feel like she wrote that book just for […]
How happy really are we today? How do we define that we have really \’lived\’? We live in a marketing led world – a place of big dreams and bucket lists. Generally we have a high standard of living, yet we are constantly on the hunt to get more out of life. We have everything we could possibly […]
Self esteem. A modern essential. Self esteem was a term invented by Sigmund Freud. The concept has taken wing since then, enhancing other modern philosophies. In the modern world, ever increasing affirmation of self esteem is key through political correctness (not offending anyone), relativism (everyone is right in whatever they think) as well as in […]
I was born in the late 1980s. I\’m too young for wars, civil right movements and the Age of Aquarius. The Cold War and the Berlin Wall fell before I started school. Major epidemic illness is limited to SARS scares and Bird Flu, with the odd chicken pox thrown in. I don’t remember a time […]