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 […]
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 […]
34. Oh, Delicious Fruit!
‘But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are […]
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 […]
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 […]
22. Ten Little Rules for Happiness
1.Be joyful in all things. Seek joy from little things throughout your day. Notice them and be grateful. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 2. Read the Bible […]
21. Expect the Impossible
Myself and my fiancé have recently been reading through the book of Daniel. Daniel is most known for the time God rescued him from the lion’s den. But that was just one incredible event where God moved in his life, amongst many others. Due to his absolute commitment and faith in action where his relationship […]
20. The Sweet Fragrance of Christ
The concept of the fragrance of Christ has come back to me time and time again over the last little while. It is a strikingly beautiful conceptualization. A fragrance is a sweet, pleasant aroma. It radiates from the subject like a delicate aura. Whoever approaches the subject, gradually experiences more of this pleasing essence. ‘Follow […]
18. Never, Never, Never Give Up (Wise Words, Winston) – Victory! Pt. 5
Click on the following link for Part 4: 17. Never, Never, Never Give Up (Wise Words, Winston) Pt. 4 ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up’ – Galatians 6:9 To recap on what we have learned about perseverance […]
15. Never, Never, Never Give Up (Wise Words, Winston) Pt. 2
Click on the following link for Part 1: 14. Never, Never, Never Give Up (Wise words, Winston) Pt. 1 ‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus’ – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Part one of this blog series emphasised the value God places in perseverance and […]
13. The Link Between Love and Trust
‘Sarayu spoke. “Mackenzie, you cannot produce trust just like you cannot ‘do’ humility. It either is or is not. Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved. Because you do not know that I love you, you cannot trust me.”‘ The Shack – William P. Young Let that sink […]