Each year on my blog, I try to add something new. For this year, I want to start doing a wrap up of the month. (Even though I missed January). Which looks briefly at the highlights of the month, my faith journey and everything else that comes with day to day life. It is a nice way to process and reflect on how the month … Continue reading Wrapping up February. (The month of change)
I am someone who is easily pleased and one sight that is beautiful to the eye, is the blossom that is emerging on the trees. I am a Spring baby, it makes me excited to see that Spring is beginning to return. It means that life is returning after a cold and dark winter. The blossom reminds me of the faithfulness of God; the beauty … Continue reading We shall all blossom again.
The past five months have been such an incredible time of growth in relation to my faith. I used to believe my faith was a part of me, that I could pick up and use when it was convenient to me. Now, I know without my faith I cannot be the person that I was meant to be. That without my foundation being built on … Continue reading How the Amsterdam Ministry transformed my faith!
One of the hopes for this year is to begin to become more intentional in my prayer life. To make it a part of my everyday life, instead of just praying when times are hard or offering up thanksgiving when life is good. My prayer life is still a working progress because I feel like it is not something that comes naturally to me. There … Continue reading A prayerful heart. (Struggles with prayer.)
Happy New Year to you all! I started my new year in Amsterdam, which was beautiful. They really love their fireworks in the Netherlands, there were marvellous colour shows of explosions all through the night. I was thankful to spend it with the community within the shelter, that was an awesome experience. I worked on New Years Day and I shared with the cleaners, which … Continue reading Blank Canvas: 2020
“You remind me of things forgotten. You unwind me until I’m totally undone. And with your arms around me. Fear was no match for your love. Now you’ve won me.” (Steffany Gretzinger, ‘Letting go’) As this year begins to wrap up, I finish it with a thankful heart. Not only for how crazy good this year has been but for how much grace God has … Continue reading Letting go!
Mark 12v42 ‘But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.’ The widow’s offering is a story that is familiar, one that I often glaze over. Commending the woman but not thinking about any applications for my own life. Other than I should probably learn to give more. As I read it this time, I began … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: What do you have to offer?
Amsterdam has been an incredible journey, so far. It has been a real place of growth, not only for me as a person but most importantly for my faith. It has been hard but encouraging to learn what it means to put my trust fully in the Lord. To have to learn that I cannot do it in my own strength because I easily become … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: The faithfulness of God.
‘I will hope in your name, for your name is good.’ I have been reading the Psalms over the past week. I wanted to write a small reflection on one of them. I am learning a lot from reading the Psalms this time around, especially how important perspective is. In many of these Psalms, David is being hotly pursued for his life. While he does … Continue reading Reflections on Psalm 52. (Perspective matters)
This is something I have been challenged on over the past few months. To truly think about what I am filling myself with and what I need to surrender to God. As I was reading through Matthew 12, there was the use of the imagery of a tree. A tree which can only bear good fruit or it can only bear bad fruit. It cannot … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: What am I allowing my life to be filled with?