Health + Wellbeing / 20.10.2016

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I struggle with Chronic Fatigue. I was diagnosed about seven years ago after constantly getting sick with whatever illness was going around the neighbourhood at any given time whilst also having it the longest as my weakened immune system fought illness every couple of weeks. It was later discovered that I had experienced Glandular Fever that went undiagnosed because I was so sick and stressed at that point in my life...

Encouragement / 13.10.2016

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Jesus communicates in many different ways that is unique for each of us. Jesus whispered an important truth to my heart, He said: “I have come to set you free Cathy, will you let me?” I was blown away, I mean are we talking about the same me? The flawed, broken, sinful and constantly failing me. Sure enough, Jesus was! And He wanted to help me with my struggles so...

Health + Wellbeing / 06.10.2016

Philippians 4: 6 – 7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” Anxiety, stress, worry and fear have been the four consistent shadows in my life for as long as I can remember. I would hide behind a cheerful smile fooling those around me and myself that I was ok. The truth was the four dark shadows were...

Encouragement / 29.09.2016

This week I am reminded yet again that God’s perfect timing is not mine. It is a frustrating and painful place to be in, yet, if we allow it, it can also be a place of incredible beauty. Psalm 37: 7 “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” I have always thought I had a good amount of patience. In everyday situations my level of patience has been on my terms, on my plans. This year has not been how I planned it. Naturally what follows graduating...

Encouragement / 22.09.2016

Psalm 46:10a “Be still and know that I am God” We all lead busy lives and priorities that we are constantly juggling never seeming to find the right balance. I never really understood what Psalm 46:10a meant and the whole meaning of ‘quiet time with Jesus’ just went over my head. Jesus used one book to change my perspective on how we, Jesus and me, should spend time together and thus grow our relationship. The book is called Beautiful Uncertainty by Mandy Hale. Hale spoke of her experience of how...

Encouragement / 15.09.2016

Ecclesiastes 3:11a ‘He has made everything beautiful in its time’ Signs of spring are everywhere: in the birds chirping, to new flowers opening in bud, to people just being generally happier. I love all seasons for the variety and good things that happen during that particular season. Summer, for the long sunny days perfect to be outdoors. Autumn, for the vibrant colours on the trees. Winter, for the bonfires. Spring, for flowers blooming. I love spring the most, it reminds me of fresh starts and new beginnings. I have contemplated...