My mother is Irish, and my father is Sierra Leonean. We lived in Sierra Leone when I was young and I have strong memories of that time.Memories of our home. Playing with the other children in the compound, dancing around the parlour, being chased by my grandmother, Mama Abbie – with my baby brother on […]
55. Every Tongue That Accuses You
Is there anything worse than untrue narratives or perceptions being created about you? Is there anything more frustrating than having to deal with lies and negativity being spread against you? Slowly. Steadily. Insidiously. It feels so unjust and can feel like you are constantly a step behind, trying to undo the damage of a spiteful […]
54. Want Financial Freedom? Look Up.
Lately, there is a lot of concern about the fast rising cost of living, energy, taxes, property and mortgage interest rates. The list goes on. There is very real stress and anxiety out there for people, trying to keep their families afloat. The daily news headlines and incessant discussion about it does not help, but […]
50. Fragments of Glory, Through the Impossible
How do I start this one? I don’t know. Will it be more of a private journal entry? More blog-like? How deep will I go? How vulnerable do I want to be… How vulnerable can I be? Where is that fragile balance between wisdom and privacy, versus surrendering enough of myself that the power of […]
48.How to Have Heavenly Wisdom
One thing I often ask God for, is wisdom. Wisdom and discernment. I pray these gifts for my family, for my daughter. One can be the most talented, gifted, intelligent person in the world, but without heavenly wisdom, that person will encounter many problems and suffer a lot as they try to navigate through life. […]
47. His Gift to Me
‘Oh, how I love your dancing, wondering heart A daffodil in a garden of roses, I have set you apart Vibrant and bright in colour, you brighten up the day When the clouds are thunderous, you shine joy in their way My special little treasure, a song inside my heart I love you just as […]
43.What’s Your Rating?
‘His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love’. – Psalm 147: 10-11 I love these verses. I first heard them on a sunny 2nd September 2017, whilst sitting […]
41. ‘Dear Little One…’ – A Letter to my Unborn Child
Let’s start with a little background and an answered prayer… And then we’ll move on to the letter I want to write for my child who is currently kicking up a storm against my bladder! Part 1 When I was growing up, I loved listening to my parents whenever they were debating or discussing a […]
39. KNOWN. LOVED. From the Inside Out.
He sees you from the inside out, not from the outside in. “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1 I am grateful that our Father in heaven truly sees us. In […]
38. Listen! Listen… Do You Hear It?
What does the voice of God sound like? Listen to the lyrics of this song. It’s in the details. ‘Listen, listen to the texture and the toneListen, listen for the kindness, for the hopeListen, listen it’s the sound that leads you homeIt’s the voice of God Oh that still small voiceThe voice of God…’ Listen… […]
37. Hello, Baby👣
This is what He said to me, as He prepared me for this blessed season: ‘For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like […]
35. Blessings Poured Out Like the Widow’s Oil
I love the short story in 2 Kings about the widow who was in debt, and faced with having to give her sons over as slaves to her creditors. In her desperation, her faith shone through and she was rewarded with such an outpouring of God’s grace and mercy. He blessed her faith and used […]
32. Just Rest; He Will Fight For You
‘The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still’ Exodus 14:14 This is a verse that I have leaned on at various times in my life. It is one that God has led me to when I needed to be reminded of it. Either someone has directly referred me to it (shout […]
31. Lord, Let Your Glory Fall!
Since around 2017, the Lord has highlighted the word, ‘Glory’ to me. It comes back time and time again and I have waited patiently for more to be revealed. In December 2019, the Lord highlighted this phrase to me, ‘Lord, let your glory fall!’ I didn’t understand what it related to, but I noted it […]
30. Married By Midnight – Coronavirus Wedding
An interview I did on Spirit Radio Ireland: https://www.spiritradio.ie/podcast/fri-3-apr-abbie-alcorn/ What. A. Whirlwind. Wedding update: WE’RE MARRIED!!! So what happened was… 25th April was the plan for our legal marriage to take place. Having already postponed the full wedding celebrations, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we still wanted to get married, no matter what format that […]
29. A Letter for You
Dear Friend, I don’t know you and I don’t know your situation. All I know is that you have a family member who is compassionate and caring and wants you to feel encouraged. They reached out for a quote/word for you. I have to admit, I felt both honoured and a little bit unsure if […]
28. All of Me
‘I call on You, my God, for You will answer me; turn Your ear to me and hear my prayer.’ Psalm 17:6 Some raw thoughts… When you speak to your Heavenly Father, speak in earnest. Pray with conviction. Even if it is a cry for help or a cry of helplessness. Cry it with conviction. […]
26. You Shall Go Out With Joy
Today as I was reading faith declarations, the Lord commanded me, in that gentle, compassionate way He does, ‘You shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace…’ Immediately the song ‘You shall go out with joy’, came to mind. But I wanted to find the exact scripture it originates from, and see […]