Journal to mark the moments in your life

Journal to mark the moments in your life

Journal to mark the moments in your life

Dear journal, On so many occasions you have been there for me. In the stillness of the night, with no one else around, you allow me to pour my heart out to you. Though a silent listener, you are a comforting companion….. What would you say to your journal? Or maybe the question should be ‘what would your journal say to you?’ For those of you who journal, I’m sure this unique method of self-expression has helped you to slow down and take a look at your life from a different perspective. You’ve probably discovered that keeping a journal has

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Navigating through this unexpected journey of grief

Navigating through this unexpected journey of grief

Death and grief has reared their ugly face! For sure, death is inevitable yet, when it strikes, it never fail to leave us reeling in its intense and overwhelming mess of emotions. Its sting is indescribably painful. It brings with it a paralysing grief that spreads its toxins easily and rapidly, leaving nothing untouched. I know some of you have experienced the enormity of its weight. A heaviness that sits on the chest, making every breath a struggle. Grief slows life down to a stand still as its fog clouds our vision and the clarity of our mind. There is

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Her faith tested, a promise fulfilled

Her faith tested, a promise fulfilled

I have been looking forward to writing this post for several months. Now that I’ve finally gotten around to it, I am excited to share this message of faith. I love reading the stories about the women of biblical times. When I think of women like Rachel, Mary, Ruth and Rahab, I know each one became known for her own unique qualities and character. I personally fell in love with the essence of who Sarah was many years ago when I read Song of Abraham by Ellen Traylor. This talented author’s sensitivity to biblical truths provides us with a fictional,

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Keeping your heart healthy for your Valentine

Keeping your heart healthy for your Valentine

Our heart requires special attention! February is healthy heart month. Many of us are aware of the many risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Early detection, management and treatment is of greatest importance when it comes to healthy heart function. When the normal function of the heart is impeded, the entire body is in grave danger of a serious health crisis. It is then appropriate that February is also the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is all about the heart expressing and professing romantic love! Many of us look forward to this day with nervous excitement and

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Trust God in the darkness where only He can see

Trust God in the darkness where only He can see

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 My car is my war room. Well, one of my war rooms! My daily commute to and from work takes approximately one hour each way. It is probably the most calm and the least distracting 2 hours of my day. In the intimacy of my car I bare my soul to God. It is the place from which I ask him all the hard questions. It has become my

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Our past does not define who we are

Our past does not define who we are

We all want our life to count for something. We want to feel, not only that we are important, but that we indeed have purpose. But our past wants to interfere with this concept. The thing is, we all have a past that tells a story. For some, it is a good story. Yet for others it’s a story that may be distasteful according to social, ethical or moral standards. Whether it was something done to us or the consequence of our own choosing, we often walk around dogged by our past. And it is a past we are allowing

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Breaking free from moments of discouragement

Breaking free from moments of discouragement

This past week I have been feeling blah! I didn’t even want to write a post. If the truth be told, I was having an encounter with discouragement. “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.” Psalm 43:5 Low energy, an unusually harsh winter season, and exhaustion from work have all fuelled this lack of motivation to do much. This funk has only proved to make me feel miserable and seems to magnify other issues to appear

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Becoming A Fearless Woman of God

Becoming A Fearless Woman of God

I felt the familiar tightening of my throat muscles as the microscopic beads of sweat broke out on my upper lip. My stomach did a somersault. I couldn’t seem to catch my breath even as the sound of my speeding heart pounded in my ears. Nervously I averted my stare away from that of my friend. I thought for sure she could see in my eyes the grip of fear that had taken hold of me. What brought on this sudden flight response, you might be asking? Simply this. It was my friend’s sweet and unexpected invitation for me to

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The roaring lion – attack from an invisible foe

The roaring lion – attack from an invisible foe

Every single day that we live and breathe we are fighting against an invisible foe. An invisible foe whose first line of attack is usually launched at our mind with his lies and his deceit. This enemy is not only deceitful, but he is also cunning, conniving and manipulating. And though we may not be able to physically see him, it doesn’t make him any less real or any less powerful. The plan of this invisible foe Our enemy has a well thought out plan. He aims to undermine or shake our confidence and get us to stop believing in

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Resolving to pursue hope in the New Year

Resolving to pursue hope in the New Year

What a year it has been!! 2017, for me, has been one of those years where I now gratefully grab a chair, wipe the sweat off my brow and say “Thank you, Jesus!  You brought me through!” There were seasons of trials that came hard and furious.  In those times I’ve had to stay anchored by faith, hope and trust.  But there has also been other moments, moments filled with joy!   And I have had the privilege of experiencing God’s amazing grace and divine providence.  For this I am extremely grateful. How about you?  What kind of year has it been for you? Even

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