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Single for a reason

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Relationships, Singleness|Tags: , |

A truth that never makes its way onto coffee mugs in Christian book stores is: “It’s not what you're looking forward to that's important, but rather where you presently are that matters most.” For a single woman it translates this way: Even though you are waiting for your life-partner, what are you doing with your [...]

Be better than you, not better than others!

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Confidence, Contentment, Heart Issues, Identity in Christ, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

The comparison trap The only way to thrive in life is to be yourself—to flourish where you are right under the patch of grass God has placed you on. The dangerous mistake so many of us make is that we compare ourselves with others. Brennan Manning made the observation that "we are all cracked pots". In [...]

It’s a brand new year for a healthier you!

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Balance, Health, New Year, Rest, Time Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

God grants us new opportunities each day God grants us the opportunity of a new beginning each day—and annually we have the opportunity of starting a brand new year which can have a profound effect on how we approach the future.  New year’s resolutions are usually enthusiastically decided upon giving us a fresh chance to [...]

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 you can actually achieve your New Year’s resolutions

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Goals, New Year|Tags: , , |

At this time of year, I always look back over the previous year, with the intention of looking forward to the new year ahead, and planning for the areas of achievement I have in mind. What worked? What didn't work? And where do I want to focus my efforts and my energies? There are times [...]

Yielding when you don’t understand God’s plan

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, God's Plans for us, Walking in Faith|

This time of year reminds us of a familiar story. An innocent soul. She has never been with a man. About to be married to a good man. God interrupts her plans. The angel tells her she will conceive of the Holy Spirit and have a son who will become the saviour of the world. [...]

The Real Spirit of Christmas

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas|Tags: , , , |

One of the phrases often heard in the Christmas holidays by Christians and non-Christians alike is ‘The spirit of Christmas.’ Many are mistaken about what the real spirit of Christmas is and I trust this will remind us again of what that really looks like. The spirit of Christmas is not something you 'catch' in [...]

9 crucial steps to renewing your mind this Christmas season

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas|Tags: , , |

It’s December, and it may be a difficult time for some of us who have lost loved ones, are lonely or get disheartened over the festive season. One person told me that every Christmas day she becomes depressed, as since childhood, Christmas has never lived up to her expectations. What is Christmas, really? I have [...]

When peace eludes you in the pre-Christmas rush

December 9th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Stress, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

Hello Ladies Sometimes, in the frantic rush to get everything done, the peace of the season seems to elude us. Below is a list of potential things that happen at this time of year which may contribute to increased stress during the December period. See if any of these ring a bell! Shopping for gifts [...]

7 tips for a healthier you this Christmas

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Gratitude, Health|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is a time for family, holidays, relaxation and fun – it’s not the time to be worrying about what you eat, how you feel or the state of your health. Can you still have a wonderful time and remain relatively healthy? I think so. In the process, though you don’t want to spoil the [...]

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