Develop your character

Character isn’t something you can fabricate when life is in the furnace. It is developed throughout your life. It is formed and reinforced through every thought, action and experience you go through. When you’re in a tight spot it is your true character that will come out of you. A person truly functions out of … Continue reading Develop your character

Blossoms bow

Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink Stray blossom Avenue, Harrogate I love when the blossoms come out - I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the … Continue reading Blossoms bow

Your value is in who you are

I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers Lindesfarne | Holy Island I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do … Continue reading Your value is in who you are

One step gets you closer to your goals

Not every aspect of life is happy or easy. What should we do when the journey is tough? We Keep on stepping forward one step at a time Keep moving forward | persevere Giving up and giving in is easy: it’s the path of least resistance, but it does not build resilience. It’s one way … Continue reading One step gets you closer to your goals

Kindness is giving your strength away

kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) - but kindness is NOT weakness - it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strength … Continue reading Kindness is giving your strength away

A voice in the darkness

Ever felt like you are stuck in a dark place? Then this post is written just for you.... Gods first words in the human story were words spoke in the darkness - words from the darkness. Spoken by God. Spoken to breathe life into the darkness. Out of the darkness these words were uttered: “Let... … Continue reading A voice in the darkness

Be an encourager

There’s a guy in the bible called BARNABAS - he had a great reputation. Why? Because he was a great encourager. To encourage someone us to give them strength and courage. It is to lift them up. How can we encourage those around us? Here’s three ideas: 1. Pray for them 2. Help them practically … Continue reading Be an encourager

018 Why the character of your heart really matters

I have been thinking much recently about what is important regarding how we conduct ourselves when life goes pear-shaped and messed up. The bible has much to say about the importance of looking after your heart (not-least because it is the wellspring of life!). In the bible there's this story about a prophet called Samuel. … Continue reading 018 Why the character of your heart really matters