The Lure of Happiness

I read an Instagram post today that said, “Do whatever makes you happiest”. My first thought was, well that’s a nice sentiment, but then I thought, actually how sad it really is. Are they implying there are levels of happiness, by saying the “happiest”? Are they saying stay away from all things that may be […]

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When Praying Is Hard

One quiet, early morning, I was watching the sun rise over the hills and through the trees. Everything around me was glistening as the rays of light danced upon the morning sky. I had taken this time to pray, though my heart was heavy with a burden for my friend.

She had just received some devastating news and was struggling to hold onto hope. It seemed like her world was falling apart, so I asked the Lord, “How do I pray for her, I don’t even know where to start?” Have you ever felt like that before? When we don’t know what to pray, the prayer guide Jesus gave His disciples is perfect for us today.

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The Long Wait

How often are we caught in between seasons? A season of the long wait…when we are not sure of the outcome? Perhaps something has happened and caused us to wilt or wither, perhaps even quite unexpectedly…and perhaps we dont even know how we will survive this.
I have found there is only one thing we can do when we are faced with a long wait…and that is HOPE.
I tried stress – it didnt work.. worry gets you nowhere and fear leads you deeper into the dark…Hope is your only chance to survive.

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HOW TO TRUST GOD IN OUR EVER CHANGING WORLD

Change is hard. I’ve heard that many times throughout my life, but I always thought I handled change very well. I was good at adapting to new seasons. I welcomed change. That is, until I was faced with one my heart wasn’t ready for… I know those days of childhood are long gone and my […]

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GOD WANTS TO BE WITH YOU

Can you believe that? The Almighty God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, wants to be with you. You are that important to Him. This was the sweet revelation I got when reading through the beginning of the book of Zechariah. Let me share the passage with you. Zechariah 2:10-12 NKJV 10 “Sing and […]

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Jesus needed time alone with God – so do I

There is always something to do. As a working mum, there are never-ending demands on my time and energy, so my to-do list never seems to get done! I know the struggle is real and I know the only way to get through each day is by being alone with God… Sometimes our souls need […]

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The Offering of worship

Zephaniah 3: 10,12 (NIV) 10 From beyond the rivers of Cush     my worshipers, my scattered people,     will bring me offerings. 12 But I will leave within you     the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel     will trust in the name of the Lord. Growing up in the church, I had come to associate the word worship with the time dedicated […]

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Abide in me

Happy New Year…. That almost sounds shallow this year…every time I said that to friends or family I felt as though it didn’t really say how I felt. I wanted to say something more like – Have a safe new year. Remember what is important this year. Stay close to Jesus and keep your eyes […]

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