The Onslaught of Christmas Stress

So it’s Christmas (almost!). That time of year when parental stress peaks temporarily; family conflicts fly off the handle; the busyness of consumerism feels like it will drown us! We cannot deny that for most people the time of glad tidings and joy is more like a giant tidal wave of tasks!  This seems toContinue reading “The Onslaught of Christmas Stress”

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 practicallyContinue reading “Be an encourager”

How I recently handled a big Disappointment

I recently had a major upset and disappointment in my career journey. I decided early on that I would not let it define me, but rather I would embrace the situation and navigate through it with my head held high, and my eyes on a more positive journey. I have listed some of the thingsContinue reading “How I recently handled a big Disappointment”

Ancient prayers and renewed thoughts

I came across this Franciscan Prayer on a memory stick when looking for some research notes – it struck me that sometimes ancient words have the power to create new thoughts within us. With all the pain in the world at the moment words of encouragement, hope and inspiration are medicine for our souls.  IContinue reading “Ancient prayers and renewed thoughts”

Faith moves mountains 🏔

Have faith in God. Have faith in yourself. God has faith in you. Ever thought that? Never thought that? Thought worth thinking, that. Believe for the best. Believe you can do it. You’ll get through it. Trust in yourself. Trust God’s help. He’ll see you through.

I have a dream you can’t let go of

I woke up this morning with Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in my head. What would’ve happened if Dr King had not pursued the dream? What would’ve happened if he listened to those around him who said ‘its too big a dream to achieve’? What would’ve happened if He just stayed silent?Continue reading “I have a dream you can’t let go of”

You are blessed with the favour and love of God

Today’s’ post is a very short encouragement regarding God’s view of you. We often view God as distant and unconcerned with our lives – but this is so far from the truth. There’s a song in the bible that says the following: “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyfulContinue reading “You are blessed with the favour and love of God”

Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?

How can we ever know that the Gospel of Jesus and the words of the bible are really true? I mean, they were written thousands of years ago in a culture that is so different from ours – no phones, no bank accounts, no McDonalds! It was orally passed down before it was written down!Continue reading “Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?”