Let’s Talk About Sex…

I have just read a super interesting article called Why Men Cheat on Elle. Sex has become an answer in society – it inflates your self-worth, extends your happiness, boosts your ego, and is the cure to loneliness. Do any of these things last? No. This article is written by a man who has been tempted…

Together, Stronger

That’s the Welsh tagline for the 2016 Euros: Together Stronger. I used the hashtag during both of Wales’ games so far – as well as #BaleYouBeauty – but what we’ve seen in the world in the past few days, weeks and months perhaps shows us something else. The UK is currently divided, next week we…

Breaking Stem, Broken Strength

I heard at church on Sunday a speaker use the analogy of a tree. That a tree grows and needs the obvious things; water, food, sunlight, carbon dioxide. However, for a tree to grow tall and strong it needs something else; wind. Without wind, a tree never grows what it needs to endure it’s growth….

Bad Habits

I drove home last week. A few weeks ago, my dad had a heart attack. He survived, but he’s still recovering. My mum had a ticket to go to a Christian women’s conference in Leeds with my sister, so I offered to stay with my dad while she was away. Whilst I was driving, I…

Coming Together to Create Something Seen

I flit about a lot. Between tasks, between thoughts, between blogs. I have a pretty short attention span. It tends to take me months to read a book and my room is rarely tidy. I come up with dreams and imagine career plans for my future. I come up with ideas of what I want…

Church is…

Amazing. Boring. Exciting. For old people. Where Jesus moves. Where God lives. Where community happens. For Christmas. A place of acceptance. A place of judgement. LOVE. To many people, the word “church” conjures different feelings. The place means different things. Here’s what I’ve learnt (so far) – 

Be a Game Changer!

One day I was driving to work. I had taken my normal route – towards the end of the journey there is a place you can take a right turn and avoid traffic lights, which is usually a good idea in the morning. However, this one morning, I had forgotten to do that. I was…

When God Speaks

I was expectant this weekend for God to move. I was, after all, going to a conference called YA MOVEMENT, so I can’t be criticised too much for having that expectancy! On Friday night I would say I was stirred, but not moved. I could sense God wanted to speak, but there was a barrier…

Perspective

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, so please bear with me! Right now isn’t the time or place for me to discuss what’s been happening with me in the past few months. Just to put it lightly – I’ve had a rough time. Actually, the first real rough time since I became…

Listening For God’s Voice

Listening to God is a part of Christianity that seems so weird and foreign to me. I grew up knowing that God was real, but not understanding that you can have a relationship with Him – in fact, that’s all He really wants from you. When people talk about listening to God’s voice, or how…

To Believe is to Trust

I believe every word the Bible says.
I believe in miracles. I do.
I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin.
I believe that Jesus healed the sick – giving sight to those who could not see, making the lame walk, changing the hearts of those filled with hate.
Jesus performed miracle after miracle. He didn’t even have to do anything for some people – His presence was enough to change them.
But here’s the challenge – who do I believe is really in control of my life?
What do I believe? What do you believe?
Is it Jesus? God incarnate, here to change the world so we could thrive for His glory?
Or is it your *insert personal hang-up here*?

Why Sunday is my least favourite day of the week…

A lot of people will be horrified by the thought that, even as a Christian, Sunday is my least favourite day of the week. Many people reading this post will probably take pity on me. My mother in particular will probably feel quite sad. (Mumma – maybe stop reading now!) The reason for this seemingly…