Welcome to my blog!
My name is Anchalee Grice, wife to Peter and mum to Lewis, a boy who aspires to be an author when he grows up. I was born and grew up in Thailand but migrated to Australia over 15 years ago. Now I live in Brisbane where Peter and I work for a Christian ministry called Think Christianity.
For as long as over half of my life, I never thought beliefs should have anything to do with truth. I didn’t think they were fantasies either. To me, they were just what they were. Buddhism was something I grew up with, and Atheism was something I resonated with during and after university. Truth wasn’t something I sought because it was never relevant. This was not surprising since, where I came from, religion is viewed as a crutch, something that helps you through life.
But I was challenged to think otherwise by a careful thinker who is now my husband 🙂 He led me to wrestle with big questions, ones I never seriously asked or sought the answers to; the main one being the question of Origins. Where did everything come from? Where did I come from? Why should it matter? I found myself being convicted by the Truth of Christianity. First it was through seeing how everything needed a Creator. Then it was how everyone needed a Saviour.
Just as C. S. Lewis had said “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else,” I came to see that without Christianity, I cannot make proper sense of reality. Christianity transformed my messy incoherent thoughts. For the first time I could see clearly what was blurry and what I was blinded to.
Not long after my conversion, someone asked me why I converted to Christianity. When I said ‘because I believe it’s true’, I could see that they were expecting a different kind of answer, maybe something more sentimental. But to me this is the only reason that is sufficient.
So now that I am a mum, I have been helping my son see the connection between beliefs and truth, and how to investigate whether something is true. I also get to teach these things to young children through my personal ministry. I thought it would be good to blog about my experience in case it is useful to others.
So here I am 🙂
Other stuff about me:
I love reading books with my son, discovering creative and beautiful things and reading thought-provoking quotes. I think building Lego is very therapeutic!