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)
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.)
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)
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.
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!
Today I failed my driving test, for the first time. I made the error early on in my driving test; truthfully, I was too slow pulling out on a roundabout. I knew by the reaction of the test instructor that I had failed. However, I did not allow that failure to impact the rest of the test, I chose to put all I had learned … Continue reading Embracing Life: Failure does not have to be disappointing.