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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]