God gave me a word for this year, an overarching theme for 2023 which is… ‘expectancy’. I came to Him every day from New Year’s Day to ask Him what my word would be. On the 11th Jan I felt Him say the word expectancy which made me laugh as I realised I had been … More Gratitude is a key to fuel our….expectations!
I felt God highlight the word ‘Overshadow’ as I looked at my friends painting of a lion standing high behind a female warrior with a sword in her hand. It also reminded me of a picture I’d seen of a lion with its cub (see photo). I felt Him say that “we are overshadowed, by … More Overshadowed
You’re not too far gone! A friend of mine shared a picture of her paint brushes recently and they had gone all hard and inflexible because they were so full of paint and needed a deep clean. As I looked at the picture I felt God say “They’re not too far gone and nor are … More You’re not too far gone!
I had a picture during worship recently which was so timely as we have been experiencing the longest, driest summer for many a year and so what I saw is exactly what we are all seeing in the natural. I saw a parched, brown desert floor covered in deep cracks and ravines. A light rain … More The water table is rising
I was having a conversation with a friend about the fact I always wear lots of colours, all at the same time (I had on a dress like an abstract piece of art you’d see in the Tate Modern as we were speaking). I explained to her that this hadn’t always been my story and … More Stop hiding!
Following on from my blog on ‘Be what you want to see’ I felt the Father say that we all need to ‘play our part’. It can be so easy to be a bystander in the kingdom, standing on the sidelines criticising or grumbling about the things we don’t see happening that we want to … More Play your part
This is a freedom story told through the journey I’ve been on with my hair (I know it sounds implausible, but there is a story in the bible related to hair you know) so read on if you want to see how they connect… So, for a long time I have had straight hair in … More Freedom!
So, I was in my favourite place in Bedford, the beautiful Embankment, where I walk and talk with God on a regular basis. Today, like every other day I have been down at the river I saw a swan glide towards me, which is not a surprise as the river is famous for its swans. … More Lies, lies, lies!
So, having just got back from serving at Newday (an awesome youth event held for one week a year at the Norfolk Show Ground) I was struck by many things as always. But, the over riding one was as I unpacked my clothes (those worn and those not worn) that I noticed something…. Just to … More What’s your fragrance?
As I sat in the hairdressers getting my roots sorted (long overdue), I had a flick through the magazines I was offered with my coffee (very needed). After a quick flick through I found myself sitting there drinking my coffee with a feeling I didn’t understand. I found myself feeling overwhelmingly sad! I sat and … More Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.