A park bench, me and God

It’s so easy to see God as distant or judge-y, or both. When I’m slogging through a challenging day, it doesn’t feel like He’s nearby, or even very happy with me. Which is why I enjoyed this verse so much this week: So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead,Continue reading “A park bench, me and God”

Six lessons that changed my life in the last three years

This month, it’s been three years since I started this blog, and I am such a different person to what I was back then. I’ve been scanning over my posts, reflecting on what God’s been doing in my life. And while I am very much still a work in progress, I feel like he’s takenContinue reading “Six lessons that changed my life in the last three years”

What to do with discouragement

I’ve been increasingly discouraged over the past two months or so, with a few different factors building over that time. When this time first started, I said that the events happening weren’t in my control; all I could do was continue to be obedient and trust God. To be honest, I think I’ve kinda forgotContinue reading “What to do with discouragement”

Am I really relying on God?

I woke up this morning with a to-do list in my head. In the next two days I’ve gotta talk to builders, do my tax, go to the dentist, edit my book, visit a friend, run home group, and write this blog. Oh, and go to work. And find clean clothes to wear. It’s notContinue reading “Am I really relying on God?”

Figuring out success

God’s challenged me this week not to make success an idol. I’ve been getting a little stressed lately, just over the thought of possibilities in my writing future. Stuff like the edits will be endless, no publisher will like my book, and once I get published my career will tank within a couple of books. AllContinue reading “Figuring out success”