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Aldyth Thomson

About Aldyth Thomson

Aldyth has organised the Beauty for Ashes women's conferences for 20 years. An ex history teacher, she and her husband, have ex-patted in Ghana and Zambia for the past 10 years. In September 2014 she moved to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in West Africa. She compiled the Beauty for Ashes Prayer Journal and co-authored the Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women with Sally Ann Creed. It became a bestseller and was translated into Dutch. She is also a breast cancer survivor of 10 years.

Bible reading plans for the New Year

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Bible Reading, Bible Study, Books & Reading, Goals, New Year, Resources, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , |

The New Year is upon us and, although you can start following a reading plan at any time of the year, now is an excellent time to start! The big decision, though, is which plan? And how much time will it take? For some of us, reading the whole Bible in a year is a [...]

How valuable is my ordinary life to God?

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement, God's Plans for us, Identity in Christ, Ministry, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

I'm just ordinary “I’m just ordinary,” you say. “Does God attach the same importance to my life that He does to those with the big ministries? Are they, somehow, more valuable to Him?” It is good to remember that most of the people spoken about at any length in the Bible were those in leadership, [...]

Advent facts and resources for you

November 25th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Books & Reading, Devotionals, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The season of Advent is upon us.  The word Advent means 'arrival', and it refers to the arrival of Jesus Christ into the world. In 2016 the four Advent Sundays are November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18. December can be such a crazy month for most of us that sometimes it's hard [...]

HELP!! I’ve got cancer and I’m cracking up!

October 17th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is the desperate letter from my friend that started it all (used with her permission). Hi Aldyth This is just a very quick email to ask for your help. Since I have had the news of the cancer I am a wreck and in tears at the drop of a hat, which is definitely not [...]

How to have a good day

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , |

Some days just start off wrong: the alarm didn’t go off; the milk for breakfast is sour and you can’t find your car keys. By the time you are out the door you have stood on the dog; fought with your spouse; screamed at your children and all you can think of is the mountain [...]

Echoes of joy from our lament!

June 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Perseverance, Praise, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The moment my life changed! Jay's car! A big burly police officer was standing at my front door. I smiled at him, thinking he was there to collect money for the police force after the tragic events of 9/11. “Are you Mrs. Alexander?’ he asked respectfully. “Yes!” I responded quizzically. Then the words [...]

How to deal with anxiety!

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Stress|Tags: , , |

It is easy to feel anxious in this fast paced 21st century world.  Sometimes change occurs so rapidly that we feel we don’t have time to catch our breath.  Life can seem overwhelming with all the pressures and challenges that come our way in a single day.  Raising children, financial problems, health issues and a [...]

4 simple steps to healing inner wounds

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Forgiveness, Heart Issues, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

Pain is awful – any kind!  But, I think emotional pain is the worst kind of agony.  When someone has intentionally hurt you the daily torture from that emotional wound can be unbearable. Adding to the pain and confusion are the questions that swirl around in your head.   How could God allow this?  Why are [...]

What do YOU want from God?

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Heart Issues, Perseverance, Prayer, Stress, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Read 1 Samuel chapter 1 so that you can better follow this story. Some background to Hannah's story Hannah was in a polygamous marriage. Her husband, Elkanah, had two wives, although Hannah was his favourite. However, in a society that valued a woman’s ability to bear children almost above all else, Hannah was childless. This [...]

Old, gray, and enjoying life!!

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Ageing, Contentment, General, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , |

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come! - Psalm 71:18 Old age faces us all, and it creeps up on us so gradually that we do not realize that we have become [...]

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