Self Love / 01.06.2017

Psalm 139:15 -16 “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” On Tuesday I had my first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning meeting. It was basically an information gathering session for them to ensure the supports put in place suit me, my lifestyle and my goals....

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 / 23.03.2017

John 10:14 -16 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” This week my pastor shared from John 10:1-21 about The Shepherd and His Flock. Jesus used this to...

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...

Self Love / 02.03.2017

Matthew 22:37 – 39 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ “ I have written about loving your uniquely beautiful life in Uniquely You but what about just you? Do you love you period? Or is it always attached to something? Always conditional. I could love me if I was more beautiful. I could love me if...

Encouragement / 23.02.2017

Isaiah 49:10 – 11 “They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up.” Last week in Uniquely You I wrote: I might get really excited to study something, volunteering opportunities have the possibility to increase or I may gain some work – who knows but God. He knows the next step in...

Self Love / 16.02.2017

Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.” Repeat after me: I have a uniquely beautiful life. This week I needed to repeat this to myself many times whilst praying for peace in a time of limbo. In When the Waves Threaten to Drown Us I wrote: I hate labels. I hate boxes. They are so confining, restricting and suffocating. I thought I always had two options...

Health + Wellbeing / 02.02.2017

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This week has been a rollercoaster of emotion. I have been preparing to share part of my story in front of a live audience for the first time. For a few months now I have written insights into my journey through Dandelion Dust & Honey. I have found (though already knew) that writing is very different to speaking,...

Self Love / 01.12.2016

Exodus 19:5b “You will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine.” Do you see yourself as a treasure? Someone who is valuable and precious? If no, why is that? It wasn’t until this year I could finally start to see me as Jesus sees me – a priceless treasure worth pursuing. Before I was sure Jesus could only see my flaws, my wrong choices,  and my brokenness because that’s what I saw. I struggled to see the good. The truth Jesus had to lovingly show me was...

Self Love / 03.11.2016

Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Letting Go was about loving the uniquely, beautiful story which is your life by letting go of the pain and hurt of the past. Yet the scars will remain. Those scars can be a sign of beauty rather than ugliness. I did say beauty and scars in the same sentence because it tells of our strength, courage, and determination despite the adversary...