Feeling… broken

Here in the UK, we received the news yesterday that after over 3 weeks of social distancing, we will continue as we are for another 3 weeks. This news isn’t altogether unsurprising. If you didn’t see this coming, you were being very naive.They say it takes 31 days to build new habits, so it shouldn’t…

Commitment, Devotion and the Royal Wedding 

Come on – who watched the Royal Wedding over the weekend? I’ll fully admit I’m a bit of a Royalist and I love that Harry has meant someone tenacious as well as beautiful – the new generation of Royals are shaping up well! The best part of the ceremony was the message delivered by Bishop…

Moving Mountains

I’ve been having a hard time again recently. I was turning up for work crying every day, unable to focus on anything for longer than a few minutes and struggling to see the point to get out of bed every day. I’ve experienced this before – since my workplace accident 2 years ago, I’ve had…

Crisis of Confidence

I had an amazing time at Hillsong Conference a few weeks ago. It was uplifting, encouraging and enlightening. To try and carry my sense of wonder into my everyday life, I have changed my morning routine. I no longer listen to the radio in the morning as I get ready and drive to work –…

No Longer a Slave to Fear

For a significant amount of my life – over 20 years – I would consider what I was doing to only be half-living. I was so paralysed by fear in my youth and childhood that I didn’t ever learn how to be independent, or in all honesty how to be me.

My Journey So Far

Everyone has a different story of how they found God – some have dramatic tales of redemption while others have humble origins. I never really thought about mine until recently – I became a Christian in one church and stayed there for so long… they all knew my testimony. Having moved and settled at a…

I Hold On

So, Happy New Year! I guess is the best way to start this blog. I spent my last week of 2016 with my nearest and dearest in the Northwest of the UK – the most mild December in years I believe? I started and ended the trip in Southport where my sister and her new…

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…

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*?

Words to live by

From an earlier post, you might notice that I kind of love Martyn Joseph. He’s awesome. I’m still listening to him a lot, but there’s a song I listen to that is really catchy and the lyrics are really something to live by.