The very first time I took Baby Girl to swimming lessons she was seven months old, and she screamed so much I could swear that the other people in the class were thinking I was trying to drown her. She screamed, and screamed, and screamed, and screamed… Now, six years later, she is a rock start… Continue reading A run, a dance, a wink and a swim…
How to pray: I have been praying for a long, long time for four things: For God to protect and nurture and bless my marriage. To have financially prosperity. To be slim, fit, trim and healthy. To look after, and guide, Baby Girl through life – to parent her and love her where hubby and… Continue reading How to pray!
Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:21-22 The Gospels often talk about fruit…fruit that our lives will produce when we are living lives in Christ. Fruit is organic and… Continue reading Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way
To my love, On Sunday you mentioned how much our marriage has changed – and that has resulted in the often high levels of stress and tension between the two of us. And so, the whole of Sunday and Monday (I even dreamt about this on Sunday night), I have thought of writing to you,… Continue reading The Father of all Lies
As far as you (and I) are concerned I have no doubt that the fear you mention is simply a temptation of the devil, an effort to keep us away from God by despair. It is often the devil working through some defect in our health, and in extreme cases it needs a medical as well as a spiritual cure.
I am not a psychologist, or counselor, or any professional of any kind at all and perhaps my advice or blogs or stories may be quite boring to you. And that’s okay. It really is. I blog because it helps me to keep track of my own growth, and I blog because it’s a small legacy that I can leave Baby Girl so that she can one day truly know who I am, and I blog because maybe, just maybe, something that I say may just trigger a thought or a feeling in you that you can have an abundant life, that you can view your anxieties differently, that you can know that there is a God who truly loves you. More than you will ever know.
When a child comes from brokenness, whatever the reason may be – whether it be divorce, illness, addictions like alcohol or drugs, their world view tends to be broken. The map that we all develop to navigate this world tends not to work so well when the environment you are raised in is broken. Now,… Continue reading Brokenness…