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
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?
I finished 2 Corinthians last week and wanted share some truths from the letter. There are many themes and questions that run throughout. The three I want to focus on is rebuke, hope and restoration. This was Paul’s second letter of correction to the Corinthians. These were people that he loved. He wanted them to live in the truth. Even though he was having to … Continue reading (2 Corinthians)- Rebuke, hope, restoration.
Psalm 27v14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. It has been a week since my last blog, time has bought a lot of peace and change. In the past week, I have encountered healing over the past. Also, chains of fear and worry have been broken. I have had incredible opportunities to share times of fellowship with … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: Fresh perspective.
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.