The Imperative of Grace Upon Grace – By Bella Easterbrook

May 1, 2022|In Christian Living|11 MinutesAs a Christian, I hear a lot of talk about grace. We sing about it, we preach about it. It’s central to our faith. Yet, what does it really mean? What does it mean for our lives? The grace of God is undeserved favour. His mercy and blessings given to us even though we don’t deserve it. We often think of this grace when it comes to initial salvation. We were sinful and under God’spunishment; yet when we put our faith in Jesus, God gave…

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Renewing of the Mind by Rhi

April 1, 2022|In Christian Living, Mental Health, Christian Counselling|By Guest Author “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” - Romans 12:2 What does renewing our mind actually…

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Transformation through Sorrow by Rhianne O’Rourke

March 29, 2022|In Christian Living, Mental Health, Grief. Sorrow|By Guest AuthorA Masterful Study in GriefI’m a big fan of the Marvel franchise. I love the combination of suspended reality, comedic highlights, action, romance, and the way that characters have been allowed to develop as the Infinity Saga unfolded. One of the highlights for me has been the WandaVision Disney+ series. A spin-off based around the character Wanda, WandaVision explores Wanda’s emotional response to the…

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Faith, Planning & Strategy by Jacqui Hanbury

March 23, 2022|By Guest Author|In Entrepreneurship, BusinessPlanning – Do you Plan? Paul did!  Here he explains what he is planning in his letter to the church in Rome. “But now I have finished my work in these regions, and after all these long years of waiting, I am eager to visit you.  I am planning to go to Spain, and when I do, I will stop off in Rome.  And after I have enjoyed your fellowship for a little while, you can provide for my journey.” Romans 15:23-24 NLT We know…

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A Heart for the Home by Dani James

Inspired by Beautiful Things I am inspired by beautiful things… I love design, fashion, nature, art, beauty – it’s a big part of who I am. When I first became a Christian, I thought that meant I was shallow and that it was unimportant in God’s kingdom, but God has shown me that beauty comes from Him, it is a part of Him, and as His child, this is part of what I have inherited from Him – a love for the beautiful. God didn’t just do functional – God creates beautifully. Looking at the natural…

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Raising Low Self-Esteem with the Word of God by Melisha Pillay

February 9, 2022|In Mental Health|By Guest AuthorHello beautiful, Yes, you… you are beautiful, worthy and valued. And if you don’t believe that then grab a coffee and sit down while I tell you why you are. As a Christian Counsellor, I seek ways to highlight the importance of Mental Health in our walk as children of God. I find satisfaction in discovering paths to healing through Biblical principles. I believe that God created us as intricate and multi-faceted beings who are to enjoy the…

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Longing for Home by Mallory Dagher

January 18, 2022|In Christian Living|By Guest AuthorOh sweet friend, my heart is terribly longing for home. Living so far away from home is sometimes more than this heart of mine can handle. When life gets difficult, and hard decisions have to be made, or unwanted correction takes place, all I want to do is to be nestled away in my comfortable home surrounded by the ones who I know will never leave my side. I remember my first time being sick at college in Indiana. Oh, how I longed for my home!…

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Glorifying God in Our Daily Lives by Ruth-Ann Clarke

January 12, 2022|In Christian Living|By Guest AuthorGlorifying God in our daily lives, what does that look like? How do we do it? Is that even possible? Well friend, I’m here to tell you it is possible. Today we are going to look at 3 ways we can give God glory every day. 1 - Prayer Prayer is something that can easily be turned into a selfish act. I often find myself praying for my desires, what I want in the moment that I forget to ask God what He wants. Prayer is one of the…

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Build Your Scaffolding – by Jacqui Hanbury

Build your scaffolding Christmas is such a stressful time, isn’t it! We try to ensure that we focus on the birth of Jesus, but it is hard to resist the pressure around us to buy the right presents, decorate our homes in the way we see others do it (neighbour envy?!?) and ensure you have enough food for your whole family for a month! I know that I find myself buying extra chocolates in case people come round! Why do we do that??!? Hands up…

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From Loneliness to Vulnerability – by Rhianne O’Rourke

Cold cups of tea I grew up in a big family. I’m the oldest of 4 and we constantly had lodgers and students and foreign exchange kids come through our doors. I was most definitely used to noise. I moved to a new city after getting married and was not prepared for how quiet my life suddenly felt. I got married before I started university, so right off the bat I was that weird student who married young. We were the youngest in our church by a long way, and it wasn’t until 6 months after we were…

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