Waking up in the morning and your first thoughts may be: How am I going to make this day productive? What is my purpose? How will I get through today? These questions may be followed by engaging in some forms of social media and seeing how productively others are living their lives. This was a cruel cycle I kept myself in for many months, before … Continue reading Purpose and Productivity (Struggling in a time of uncertainty)
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?
‘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 a new series that I will be doing, while I am in Amsterdam. It will be full of scriptural encouragement, lessons I am learning and life in general. I hope you will enjoy it! I want to begin with a Psalm that I was given the night before I jouryned to Amsterdam. Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the mountains-Where does … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry. (The beginning)
I write this letter to my 21 year old self as a reminder of all that God has done in my life. My life looked a mess two years ago, I was absolutely broken inside. Slowly and beautifully God removed the broken parts and restored all that I needed to be. I struggled with trusting but God never stopped moving. I thank God for all … Continue reading Lessons I am learning from: God’s grace, healing and restoration.
‘Do not lose sight of what is important’ is a reminder that I have propped on my bookshelf, which came from a quiet time this weekend where I had been blinded with fear. The past weekend I spent in a fearful state because I believed a situation had happened that would have severe consequences. It did not matter that people had told me not to … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: not losing sight of what is important!
‘Your name is life, your name is hope inside me… hope inside me. Your name is love, a love that always finds me… Always finds me. Be lifted up, be lifted higher.’ Praises (Be lifted up), Bethel. Truthfully, I started writing this blog with an anxious heart and it did not mean that I had stopped being faithful or that I was not trusting God. … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: an anxious heart.