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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Tunnel Vision – By Rhiannon Surage

June 1, 2020|In Time with God, Faith, Christian Living|By AdminAnyone else ever feel like we move through life in a bit of a blur…or is that just me? Hair, nails, make-up, lashes – DONE Kids somewhat presentable – DONE Groceries – DONE Family time – in hand Social life – in hand Chores – in hand Career & Finances – in hand Time with God – in hand Me time – pending…. Well, that’s somewhat a representation of my life’s to-do-list (minus the kids…for now lol).…

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Hope Dealer of the Month – Adeola Kenneth-Amisu

Hi I'm Adeola. I am a mother of a 12 year-old young lady (going on 30 currently) and the coolest 10 year-old gentleman, married for 14 years to my better half (1st baby).I am the 2nd of 4 siblings, originally from Nigeria. Moved to the UK over 20 years ago for better education and a bright future I was told.What brings a glow to your heart?Cooking, entertaining and organizing events bring me so much joy, I am the chief planner for my nuclear and extended family. My therapy is cooking. When I am…

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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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Hope Dealer of the Month – Janet Booth

Hi I'm Janet. I am a business owner, wife, mother, daughter & sister.I’m from Harrogate, a grew up on a farm and now live in Skipton, North Yorkshire. My profession is/was a beauty therapist and I had my own business for 13 years which I sold when I had children. I worked in a school for 9 years and left in 2017 as I wanted to explore different avenues and in 2018 we launched “Skiptons House of Design” an online design business selling luxury cushions and we are looking to expand our range…

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Hope Dealer of the Month – Megan Hansel

Hi sweet sisters! My name is Megan Hansel, and we are about to get real, VERY FAST!I am a picture of God’s grace as a wife and momma. Fun fact, I grew up never wanting to be a wife or a mom. I wanted to CLIMB the corporate ladder and be that “bossbabe” that needed NO one and no man. I never knew what I wanted out of life except to be SOMEONE in corporate America. Three summers, I worked at a camp for special needs kids and adults. It changed everything about me. I learned unconditional love…

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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?  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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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…

Tunnel Vision – By Rhiannon Surage

June 1, 2020|In Time with God, Faith, Christian Living|By AdminAnyone else ever feel like we move through life in a bit of a blur…or is…

Hope Dealer of the Month – Adeola Kenneth-Amisu

Hi I'm Adeola. I am a mother of a 12 year-old young lady (going on 30 currently) and the coolest 10 year-old gentleman, married for 14…

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…

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…

Hope Dealer of the Month – Janet Booth

Hi I'm Janet. I am a business owner, wife, mother, daughter & sister.I’m from Harrogate, a grew up on a farm and now live in Skipton,…

Hope Dealer of the Month – Megan Hansel

Hi sweet sisters! My name is Megan Hansel, and we are about to get real, VERY FAST!I am a picture of God’s grace as a wife and momma. Fun…

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,…