‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears

It shuffled silently through the undergrowth, the stench of its breath illuminated like mist under a cold full moon. I could almost feel the darkness within it as I hid, trembling in the tree trunk, heart bursting in the fear of being found. It wandered past slowly and I exhaled my relief. That was whenContinue reading “‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears”

Self care – the art of burning brightly

This morning I had the privilege of participating (gatecrashing!!) a Twitter conversation on the subject of ‘self care’. Too many of us care for others and neglect ourselves in the process. We end up tired, taken for granted, or at worst… burnt out! We are not meant to burn out in the pursuit of supporting,Continue reading “Self care – the art of burning brightly”

The Antidote to Anxiety

Ever have those moments when your head is full of worry, anxiety and stress when you look at the world around you? I know I certainly do! It’s so easy to feel like you are drowning. We all have times like this – so how should a follower of Jesus respond to such moments?

Go in MY strength – not your own strength

Recently I was reading Judges and I came across a few verses that stirred my heart. God addresses Gideon, who in turn addresses God. read on: God said, Go with the strength you have and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you And Gideon replied, My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe ofContinue reading “Go in MY strength – not your own strength”

011 Shine: Handling your Critics

No person in American history was so respected and yet so hated as Abraham Lincoln. Thousands opposed him in his views on war and slavery, as well as his attempts to keep America united. One day a friend pulled Lincoln aside and told him that his critics were speaking so negatively about him. Lincoln responded,Continue reading “011 Shine: Handling your Critics”

Three Tips for Moving the Immovable

The fridge stood in the middle of the room where the delivery guy had left it. It was huge! I unfortunately am not huge. How on earth would I move this fridge? We’ve all had days like this: days when there’s something in our lives that appear to be immovable. It might be a bigContinue reading “Three Tips for Moving the Immovable”

010 Celebration is such a joy

Celebration is such a positive sounding word, don’t you think? For me it evokes memories of great days out; key days in the annual calendar such as Easter, Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries, etc. It evokes positive thoughts and that residual joy begins to bubble up a bit within my soul. I recently celebrated my 17thContinue reading “010 Celebration is such a joy”