Grace and mercy often go hand in hand, so this week I would like to share an old post previously posted elsewhere.
My husband shared with me a lesson that the Lord has been teaching Him that I have asked permission to share with you, as you can probably tell from the [...]
Hands up anyone who would like to see God face to face?
Most likely all of us would, and this was the same for the intimate friend and servant of God, Moses. When Moses stood on the holy mountain as recounted in Exodus he asked to know Elohim more intimately, he too [...]
It seems that once we have ascertained that God does in fact exist the next logical thought is that somehow we believe that this must mean that we don’t belong to Him, and this is a really scary place to be in. Whether we feel that we are a mistake, too much of a sinner [...]
When I first set up the self-help group I opened it up to non-Believers as well and a young man from a Pagan belief system signed up and although this scared me as I didn’t want to have to deal with the occult it made me think that not everyone who attended would even believe [...]
I recently read that “self development is the key to success, fulfilment and worth”, although I could see what was meant I still wondered how they could believe it was ‘the’ key. It was only as God led me to look more deeply into the concept of personal/self development that I found that it’s truest [...]
Another diary entry
I feel so tight, claustrophobic and You seem so far away like my cries and my pains are nothing to You. I tell you that I am desperate, that I can no longer bear and I asked myself is this the reason for my existence? Do You love me at all? I [...]
I recall a line from an old journal,
“if this is healing, I never knew pain before”.
I can even recall exactly how I felt at that time, like my whole being was being pounded and twisted a thousand times to re-shape me and mould me ever more into the image of my Messiah. [...]
When I look back through my journal entries I can see a big difference between the lack of faith that I had at the beginning of my healing journey and the trusting faith that I have developed over time. I can clearly see that my journal entries were full of one stressor or another, pressure [...]
Is there a connection between faith and health? This week’s extract explores the influence of faith and trust in our health and healing.
Research has shown that the framework of our mind and thought patterns has a huge impact on our behaviour and physiological responses. If I go back to the example of stress and its definition, the way we respond to stress hugely depends on our thought patterns. People who have negative thought patterns are more likely to perceive an event as a stressor (stress-inducing stimulus) than those who do not. The NHS and private sector understand this mind-body connection and so spend hundreds of thousands of pounds training Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners to help unlearn dysfunctional thinking patterns.