RESTORED – 6 Scriptures for When You’ve Lost Your Confidence by Shovorne Adams

January 1, 2022|In Faith|By Shovorne AdamsMany of us start life confident.As a little girl, I spoke my mind, road my bike and my skateboard down steep hills, and wore whatever I liked, whether it was in fashion or not. My black Roger Rabbit skirt with a matching top and tiny sparkly silver stars all over was the absolute bomb, and so were my Batman jeans. If I could find a pair, I would don them now. I was excited to have a McDonald’s Happy Meal every Friday, and I didn’t consider…

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How to Choose a Word of the Year

December 31, 2021|In Word of The Year|By Shovorne AdamsIt’s the last day of 2021! Well, that crept upon us! While many will be choosing a New Years Resolution. On the other hand, I will be leaning in for a word of the year. What's the difference between a New Years Resolution and a word of the year?A New Years ResolutionA New Years resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something on the first day of the year: For example, “Have…

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Three things to leave behind in 2021: Perfectionism, Distraction & Comparison by Shovorne Adams

Comparison is not just the thief of Joy. It’s also the thief of dreams, a destroyer of friendships, an enemy to peace and contentment and the shamer of potential. Social comparison is a natural behaviour to humans, and it starts in the toddler years. It’s like a way of seeing where we fit in the world. But what we didn’t bank on was social media exposing us to what everyone is doing ALL of the time, giving us a constant…

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14 Scriptures About Peace by Shovorne Adams

It hasn’t been easy. Not for me and not for most. That’s why I wanted us to spend the last 2 weeks of 2020 meditating on the peace that God has given to us. Worry, fear, conspiracy, hopelessness, loss, loneliness and isolation, are just a few of the words frequently used in the present-day ether. But, as women of God that is not how we are called to live.

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God Has The Final Say

Today is trash day at our house. Dedicated waste disposal men come past the Adams home every Thursday in two sets. The first to grab our recycling and the second for our general waste.  I dread to think of the consequences if the waste disposal men didn't attend for several weeks. Imagine how cluttered, gross and stinky our home would get. Eww! Can you imagine that rotten bin smell?  So, every Wednesday night (or, if we forfget, early Thursday morning) my husband or I walk around the house,…

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101 Things to Do (With or Without The Kids) When You Feel Stuck At Home

Finding Hope Regardless of What We See & Hear At the beginning of 2020, we declared the core theme for The Hope Table Sisterhood would be 'friendship'. The problem is most of us can't even see or visit our friends right now! With countries slowly clamping into lockdown, kids being sent home from school, people being told to self-isolate and advised get to grips with social-distancing for the foreseeable future, we might not have the joy of entertaining one another in-person for a while. Do…

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An Exploration of Friendship in 2020 – The Hope Table

I tossed my head back with roaring belly-laughter taking me from one position on the sofa to another as I spoke to my sister-cousin on the phone. I could hear she matched my mirthful euphoria with her equally bellowing laughter as we shared views on my plan to explore the 'F' word in 2020. As we chatted about the 'F' word, mixed in with the harder and challenging elements and questions, were jokes and memories that sparked this heart-tickling joy! Both the good and the lousy of the 'f' word…

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7 ways to choose your word of the year & a list of over 101 words to choose from

Your word of the year can be life-changing. Of course, there is nothing special about the word itself. Just like a New Years resolution, the power is not in the word but in the actions that accompany it.   You might be asking: What’s the difference between a New Years Resolution and a word of the year? A New Years Resolution A New Years resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year:  For example, "Have…

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Here’s How My 2019 Word of The Year Helped Me To Make Room For What Matters

As I scribbled the word’s “Speak the word of God FEARLESSLY” in my Bible I considered that Paul was in jail YET still passionate about his faith in Jesus Christ. He determined that EVEN IN CHAINS his priority was the good news of the gospel. He had a deep-rooted faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. His boldness and clarity of purpose was inspiring his brothers and sisters in Christ, his partners in grace.   I read Philippians 1:14, not realising that these words from Paul the Apostle would form my…

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14 tips and tools for daily Bible reading when you’ve Lost the zeal to read the Bible

  Today I want to share a few ideas that I shared with a young lady recently when she reached out having ‘lost the zeal’ to read her Bible. She wanted a list of ideas or ways to kick start her Bible reading again.   Have you ever lost the zeal to read your Bible?  Whether it’s at the early stage of becoming a Christian, and the whole faith is completely new, or you’ve been Christian for many years, we find the idea of reading the Bible can in certain seasons be challenging for one reason…

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