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 […]
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 […]
25. Grace to Withstand the Attack
Wow. When the enemy is intent on attacking, he really knows how to kick you when you are down. He is relentless. But, he will not succeed. Do not allow him to gain any foothold in your life. You are not his. You are a child of God. Declare it. YOU ARE A CHILD OF […]
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 […]
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 […]
19. Still, I rise. International Women’s Day!
‘She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises […]
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 […]
16. Never, Never, Never Give Up (Wise Words, Winston) Pt. 3
Click on the following link for Part 2: 15. Never, Never, Never Give Up (Wise Words, Winston) Pt. 2 ‘Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured […]
7. He Sent Me a Love Letter: Reflections and Testimonies
‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ Matthew 6:21 It’s the first day, of a new year. I have never been one for new year’s resolutions. I’m more of a ‘grow as you go’ sort of person. Constant renewal and the consistent grind stands the test of time more successfully, I […]
6. Who does He say you are?
‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light’ 1 Peter 2: 9 How do you see yourself? How do other people see you? How does He see you? The last […]