Even though I am in danger of sounding like a broken record, I love the word shalom. The main reason is because YHWH gave me a revelation and healing vision surrounding this word which I am fully embracing. Not only is shalom a beautiful-sounding word but it is also an awesome blessing, that’s why I use it a lot on my blog and when greeting and saying goodbye to other people. I want them to experience shalom in their lives. Nevertheless, some people have asked me why I use the word shalom, the thinking behind this is that it’s a Jewish/Hebrew word and this frightens many Christians.
Just so that you know, I am not trying to Judaize anyone or God forbid mutter a curse, so this post is to illustrate as best I can what I have discovered shalom to mean. Continue reading →
I do, and it’s amazing what you can learn (re-learn) from its pages when you go back through it.
If you have ever thought that you are not such a bad person, then join the club - this post is for you.
We can all be blindly proud and arrogant at times.
I see this more clearly reading over the pages of my journal.
It’s amazing how we can see ourselves being right or good in our own eyes yet be so oblivious to it without the benefit of hindsight, looking back at who you have been can be painful and ugly, but it’s necessary to move forwards. Continue reading →
The short and quick answer is yes and no. It really depends on what you mean by mindful meditation.
By mindful meditation are you referring to the ancient practices long associated with Buddhism now made very popular by xyz or do you mean ancient practices found in the Bible and most often looked over?
Hmmm, have I sparked your curiousity yet?
There are some wonderful examples of and references to mindful meditation found in the Bible but before I delve in to a couple of them let me paint you a picture using my own experiences.
My Mindful Journey
A few years back, around 2011 God began to speak to me about being more mindful, but He didn’t use that word as it wasn’t in my vocabulary. The words which He did use were that I should learn to bemore ‘present and aware’. You might be screwing your eyebrows together right now so I’ll explain. To be present means to BE in the moment, it simply means to exist/be right here and now instead of somehwere in the distant or not too distant future worrying about what’s around the corner or full of thoughts and regrets of the past. To be aware simply means to be conscious and alive to the experiences of the present moment.
To be present and aware simply means to live in each moment.
If there is one thing that causes the rise and fall of many in the Body of Messiah (BoM) it is the teachings and views surrounding health and healing. Most people have an opinion on healing, and it is mostly those with the loudest voice, the most forceful words and the heaviest pockets which are heard.
But, regardless of what other people say, think or believe about healing whether in the BoM or secular scoiety, it is important that you own your own healing beliefs. This means two things: Continue reading →
We all know how unpleasant it is to be hungry, right?
Have you ever been so hungry only to eat and still feel hungry? Well that’s how I kinda felt writing this (find out why here). When we are really hungry the feeling is so unpleasant that we are driven to find ways to fill that need, this is what I want to talk about today. Continue reading →
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
But probably never thought about how much they applied to you.
But they do.
Why am I writing about Grace? Well, Grace gave me/us a new home after 2+ years of living in a cramped attic room where my husband had to stoop to move round it, it was that low. I know it was Grace because I dreamt it first, Grace was with me and she gave us a new home. Last week we moved in. I have never appreciated the grace of God as I do now and I have so much to be thankful for not least our new home. Continue reading →
You are not alone. We have all been here. To be honest, I don’t think anyone is immune to wondering whether they can trust God in every situation they are in and, it is much harder if you feel like He has let you down. It’s hard to understand and trust in a God that permits us to go through these horrible times. Seriously, I’m not surprised when I hear people say: Continue reading →