Living out the Great Commission {We Must Go}

Making my way home from church, with the sun shining down, the heat beating against my skin and the sound of Tim Hughes’ “God of Justice” playing in my ears it happened, I was struck once again by the pull towards the Great Commission. But since that time the pull has been different. I’m not sure about you but I’ve always thought of it as a global thing, in the sense that we have been all called to do the same thing. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of Continue Reading →

Big Dreams = Bigger Trust

big dreams require even bigger trust

Here’s a simple truth that I’m discovering, big dreams require even bigger trust. When I talk about big dreams, I’m really talking about your heart’s desires, not so much what you think you want or what you’ve been told that you should want or chase down but what you really, really, deep down in your soul desire. Big dreams generally always come with a dose of fear, anxiety, doubt and worry and as much as I’d like to deny it, I’ve noticed it in myself. When I stop to think about it, the reason behind it is obvious, it means Continue Reading →

The Danger of NOT Letting go of your Past

Rather, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him."

Last week I had a BIG wake-up call (don’t you just love it when God does that?) and I was faced with news that would finally sever ties to the past. Even though in my mind I thought that I had left the past behind obviously I hadn’t fully let it go. God brought a visiting pastor to our church, and he preached on this topic, which convicted me so much, so I’m passing what I took from it onto you because maybe you too need to hear this. So many times we think we have left the past behind Continue Reading →

How to Be the Light in a Dark World

How can we be the light in a dark world, how can we make an eternal impact and transform lives? Over the last few weeks, I have been talking about the importance of re-discovering your voice over in my FB Group. Simply put, our voice is the truth of who we are. Unfortunately, there are some things which stop us from re-discovering and embracing our voice namely: Shame and Fear. Shame leads us to believe that our voice is wrong, faulty or not good enough to be loved and accepted by others. Fear focuses on the potential consequences or “what ifs” Continue Reading →

How to let go of Fear, Pain and Worry

let go of Fear Pain and Worry

Do you believe it’s possible to reach a place where there is no more fear, pain or worry, only stillness, quietness and a deep peace? As I write this question even I wonder at its strangeness, but I have experienced this place at least three times. Before I go any further, I know this post is a long one and possibly challenging but I encourage you to read to the end because I believe that it will bless you. The first time I was in my final year of university, in a place of deep depression and intense emotional pain. Continue Reading →

What I learnt about Trust going back to University + Training Call Replay

What I learned about trust from enrolling at university

So today I want to share something (two things actually) quite close to my heart.  The first is the replay of last night’s training call which was a big deal for me for very personal reasons but also I have a confession to make. This confession is actually the catalyst for last night’s training call, because without what I learnt during this season I wouldn’t have been able to share at all. What is it?

Is God calling you to Walk across the Waters in 2016?

Live the journey

Welcome to 2016! We are now 10 days in, how has it been for you so far? If I look back over the last 8 or so years of my life, I can see YHWH orchestrating my life – yes even, with the illness. But do you know what? I see His hand most clearly when I reflect upon the New Year words He gives to me. He has been shaping my path, directing my footsteps with words such as… Commitment No Fear Breakthrough I had a song by Hillsong constantly on replay at the end of 2015 “Oceans”. I Continue Reading →

God’s Plan doesn’t Work for Me (Guest post by Ashlee Barclay)

New year is approaching and I can’t think of a better God-ordained post to share.  So glad to welcome Ashlee Barclay as this season’s guest blogger.  This post is full of timely wisdom and I’m sure will be a blessing to someone out there as we move into 2016.   Happy New Year 🙂 So I’m trying to live this life as the perfect teacher turned Stay-at-Home mom. I’m educated, ambitious, determined, and after all, we just have one child – “easy breezy”. That was me about a year ago. The teacher part, that was my choice that I had Continue Reading →

Learning to embrace Stillness

In a world that moves quickly, we need the grace of God to practice stillness

(Sharing this post I wrote a few weeks ago whilst I was going through some horrible feelings of anxiety – it’s still a blessing to me as I read it and I hope it will be a blessing to you too xxx) Restlessness. You may have experienced it before, that feeling where no matter how hard you might want to or you might try to you just can’t seem to be still.  It could be because you feel that something is about to happen or something needs to happen, maybe it’s a mixture of both but you can’t seem to shake that Continue Reading →

My Call from God by Tracey Casciano

Psalm 37-5-6 (NLT) Tracey Casciano Out of the Darkroom into the Light

I’m so happy to share this guest post with you, from author Tracey Casciano.  We all struggle with forgiveness that’s why I think that this week’s post is something we can all relate.  A true story of light out of darkness.   One spring day I was sitting in church and the pastor started speaking about forgiveness. This immediately made me uncomfortable. You see, I had been estranged from my parents for over 16 years. I didn’t like our relationship, but no idea what to do. As the pastor began speaking, I felt as though a spotlight was on me. Nothing Continue Reading →