Becoming a friend you want to be friends with – By Ammie Black

What would it look like to become a friend you would want to be friends with? Do you have a criteria in mind? An "ideal" friend, maybe?  Childhood Friendships vs Adult Friendships  Consider kids. Most kids make friends rather easily. They meet someone new, and in 5 minutes they're playing and laughing together like they've always known each other.  As adults though, friendships get harder to come by. There are various reasons for this. Work and home responsibilities may not leave much time for…

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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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She Is a Homemaker & a Cake Baker – By Melisha Pillay

Welcome back Hopeful sister, If you have a sweet tooth for cake & Jesus, this one is for you. Today on The Hope Table, my good friend & guest blogger Mel uses the Proverbs 31 woman & her cake baking skills to show how women of God can be good homemakers & hopefully by the end of this blog post good cake bakers too with her simple sponge cake recipe. Enjoy this sweet & delightful one my friends.  with heart & hope, Shovorne Adams    She Is a Homemaker & a…

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10 Ways Help The Homeless & Join The Mission On Your Doorstep – By Mawuena Rankine

10 Ways To Join The Mission On Your Doorstep & Help The Homeless - By Mawuena Rankine Is it just me? Or is there a change in the landscape of a town near you? In 2019, shopping is no longer a straightforward task as human bodies line the pavements of our busy high streets. If you’re lucky, you might complete your errands ‘begging free.’ But unfortunately, a blissful shopping experience is a luxury that seems a thing of the past. It was this inconvenience that sparked the Active Christians…

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The Lioness Within – By Mallory Phillips

  Many people are familiar with the story of Esther. A woman who was chosen to be queen and saved her people from the tragic plot of the king. She stood before him boldly and pleaded for the freedom of her people. She stood confidently knowing that in all things, God is faithful. God worked through an unequipped woman to bring forth His glory in the most scandalous way. We see God in a different light through Esther. Not the God of rainbows and sunshine, but a God who calls His brave…

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RESTORED – LET’S RIDE DOWN STEEP HILLS AGAIN & GET OUR VOICES BACK

Many 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 and top with the tiny silver stars all over was the absolute bomb and so were my Batman jeans. I was excited to have a McDonald's Happy Meal on a Friday and I didn't consider calories or my weight. If I was at a party or the school disco and I wanted to dance, I did! It didn't matter who was…

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FEELING UNDER-QUALIFIED FOR YOUR CALLING? 10 REASONS WHY YOU CAN DO IT ANYWAY

Have you ever had the feeling you’re not able to do what God has told you to do? You feel drawn towards a calling or you’ve received a word or confirmation about what you're called to do next, you're even passionate and excited about it, but you also feel scared and worried you don’t have sufficient ability or the skill or enough training or qualifications to deliver? Have you ever thought "it’s great that God is using *input name here* he/she is great, oozes confidence and was so made for…

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Becoming a friend you want to be friends with – By Ammie Black

What would it look like to become a friend you would want to be friends with? Do you have a criteria in mind? An "ideal" friend, maybe?…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

She Is a Homemaker & a Cake Baker – By Melisha Pillay

Welcome back Hopeful sister, If you have a sweet tooth for cake & Jesus, this one is for you. Today on The Hope Table, my good friend…

10 Ways Help The Homeless & Join The Mission On Your Doorstep – By Mawuena Rankine

10 Ways To Join The Mission On Your Doorstep & Help The Homeless - By Mawuena Rankine Is it just me? Or is there a change in the…

The Lioness Within – By Mallory Phillips

  Many people are familiar with the story of Esther. A woman who was chosen to be queen and saved her people from the tragic plot of…

RESTORED – LET’S RIDE DOWN STEEP HILLS AGAIN & GET OUR VOICES BACK

Many 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…

FEELING UNDER-QUALIFIED FOR YOUR CALLING? 10 REASONS WHY YOU CAN DO IT ANYWAY

Have you ever had the feeling you’re not able to do what God has told you to do? You feel drawn towards a calling or you’ve received a…