Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell – along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THEContinue reading “Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…”

Have faith in yourself and others

Fear cripples our ability to move forward. It amplifies thoughts of doubt and worry, which in turn increases the stress we feel. To remedy fear there is the medicine of faith: Have faith in yourself: you are more capable thank you have ever imagined. Believe that you can work hard, endure, keep on keeping on,Continue reading “Have faith in yourself and others”

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 practicallyContinue reading “Be an encourager”

Choose to Live life

So often we rush through life not paying attention to how we live it. We rush from one situation straight into the next circumstance. Why not take a moment today just to stop and choose how you will live today? We might not be able to choose our mood, but we can choose our attitude.Continue reading “Choose to Live life”

020 Try being helpful

We live in a rather selfish world! Please don’t stop reading, I’m not having a go at anyone – I see so many people taking selfies; trying self-help programmes; promoting their own agendas at the expense of other people. Just look around at Facebook, Instagram or twitter and you’ll see what I mean. Life canContinue reading “020 Try being helpful”

013 Joy can be found intentionally

As I walked my girls to school this morning I posed the question to my oldest (whose smile was upside down): “What is the one thing you can do today that will make you feel joy?” She pondered the thought and smiled as she said slowly “I don’t know”. I could see a few thingsContinue reading “013 Joy can be found intentionally”

012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista

The sun is shining on Harrogate today and I can hear the morning coffee call. Responding to the call I step into my local independent coffee shop. I’m greeted by the owner and the barista, both of whom are bright and cheery. The welcome is warm and authentic. This place is a little treasure troveContinue reading “012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista”

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”