Encouragement / 26.09.2018

I love achieving goals and dreams. It is an incredible feeling that you never forget. You just want more of it. Who doesn’t?   But I have found in myself that my attitude shifts like a boat on a restless sea sailing to achieve that goal or dream I have in mind. I am hopeful. I am despairing. I am determined. I am on the verge of giving up. I am peaceful. I am frustrated. And probably on the top of that list in bold letters should be written I...

Health + Wellbeing / 31.08.2017

I have decided to start a happiness challenge for myself with particular emphasis on right now. Too often I have found myself thinking I was happy when… or more frequently I will be happy when… I will be happy when I get paid employment, I will be happy when I am able to move out and away from my hometown, I will be happy when I have abs, I will be happy when I get to travel particularly internationally, I will be happy when I get married, I...

Self Love / 15.06.2017

Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” For a long time I went about life as though love was conditional, based on my performance, even for my own family. I had to be smarter, prettier, you name it I had to be it in order for the people around me to love me – or so I thought. It has been only of recent (as of last year) that I truly realised; that as I love the people around me,...

Encouragement / 25.05.2017

Isaiah 45:9 – 10 “Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘He has no hands?’ Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to his mother ‘What have you brought to birth?’ This week I just feel exhausted. The kind of exhaustion that makes me want to stay in bed but knowing if I do...

Health + Wellbeing / 18.05.2017

2 Timothy 2:20 – 21 “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” This week I have been preparing with Jesus to share a different part of my journey in life to a different live audience. This time I won’t...

Health + Wellbeing / 04.05.2017

Psalm 147:7-9 “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp. He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.” I have been challenged in the meantime… be thankful. When the waiting season for me first began I really struggled with people’s expectations (real and assumed) and my own. Who was I if I was no longer a university student?...

Health + Wellbeing / 30.03.2017

Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I am always looking for the next adventure. I struggle to live in the moment. If you’re wondering why that is, perhaps part of the reason lies in my past. When life got painful or difficult (Letting Go and Beautiful Scars) I was always hopeful of a new chapter, it spurred me on. Yet the downside of this, is, if you are always looking for something new...

Encouragement / 09.03.2017

Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” “You trust Him for two seconds then you are back to being anxious, I am so angry with you! Have you not learnt anything?” This was the vein of my thoughts Sunday night. For weeks, ok, honestly, years I have struggled to trust Jesus in His plans for me and their perfect timing. This is despite Jesus continually reassuring me as He whispers into my heart “trust me…trust me…trust me…” I got...

Encouragement / 05.01.2017

2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” New Year’s Eve was not how I planned. I wanted to celebrate. I had organised to catch up with friends but that didn’t work out so I thought I would go join in local festivities. What I wasn’t counting on was being overwhelmingly exhausted. Chronic Fatigue is ever present, it has been A Mountainous Journey. Sometimes I have a good day of energy (or few) where I feel full...

Encouragement / 22.12.2016

Christmas is a time to celebrate and a time to give. I want to give you a gift that keeps on giving all year round not just at Christmastime and that is encouragement. Jesus has given me so much encouragement this year at just the right times. I want to share 12 pieces of encouragement that gave me love, joy, hope, peace, trust and patience throughout the year. I love this quote, it comes to mind when considering catching up with friends, quiet time with Jesus or even working out. [caption...