Bible Colour Coding
So as you maybe aware from my last post I have bought a new bible journal. I love things that are organised and my last bibles have been highlighted and written on with whatever I had to hand. This time I am starting with the hope of colour coding basically meaning highlighting certain sections in a particular colour so that reference is nice and easy. It also looks pretty! I've no idea if I'll keep it up for the whole of the bible but figure I would give it a try. If you hav
How I chose my Bible Journal
I have just purchased a new bible journal. I am so excited. It is all crisp and clean and I can't wait to get started on it. It's empty and I'm filled with ideas of how I can decorate it and draw closer to God through his word! I had a look online at all the different types of Bible Journals - Its a minefield - How can you choose? So I thought I'd share my process. Perhaps where you live there's a christian book store or just book shops that have a huge array of journal bible
Modern day philosophies
I have really enjoyed reading this blog by Jille McCormick. In particular this quote really resonated with me, which has inspired this blog post on modern day thinking, ethics and philosophy. It all sounds very intellectual and maybe you're thinking that it doesn't have anything to do with your current situation but actually just like politics, it does impact on your every day life whether you are aware of it or not. Jille McCormick I can be anything I want to be. I grew up i
My weekday early morning routine!
How does your house run in the mornings? I often wonder how everyone starts their day and what they fit in before they go to work/school etc so today I thought I'd share mine with you. My children are all at school age (15 - 8 years old). 6.45 alarm goes off - I will get up at this time if I washed my hair the night before, if not I will snooze till 7. I wash my hair typically every 1-2 days and during the week I prefer to wash it the night before, dry it and straighten it in
People Pleasing or Serving?
Within the church context we are called upon to be humble servants of Christ. Only how does this look in the everyday? How can we make sure we are serving God rather than just people or church pleasing? Character traits of a people pleaser: Helping others first, before their own needs. Character traits of a server: Choosing to serve and honour God by helping others. These character traits can look similar, only that people pleasing is not a character trait God wants us to gr
How Church can help support families whom have children with autism -
Part 4: The Service
Perhaps the children always stay with you throughout the service each week at your church or perhaps it's once a month for the family service or maybe the children are taken to their groups from the beginning or part way through the service and they are not with their parents/carers at all. Whatever way your church operates at some point in church life they may be expected to be with you during the service and knowing how to help those who naturally struggle with surrounding
40 things to celebrate!
Whilst lots of you are being reflective over the new year and the new possibilities - I will shortly be having a 'big' birthday. Yes this January, I'm turning 40!!! It's not too scary - I think that's because I have planned a themed birthday party to celebrate with family and friends so I've been quite distracted about that, rather than the actual physical number. I have decided to have a 1990's themed party. Whilst I was born in 1979, I have no recollection of the seventi
How church leaders can help support autism parents - Training
I cannot emphasise enough the importance of good quality training in helping your volunteers to have understanding and empathy when looking after children with autism. The children's worker can have a massive impact on whether the child with autism will stay in the church setting. It can impact whether the family will stay at the church, how they feel welcomed or if they will leave and feel rejected. Whilst an overview of autism can help understanding, knowing how this can
So I guess I'm blogging about what every other blogger blogs about at this time of year... Reflecting back over the past year but what makes this post different is that its my story, just like your reflections are your story and our stories are important. Over this past year, I imagine you would have experienced both ups and downs, disappointments & failures, happiness and success. Perhaps it lent to one side more than the other? Either way, its okay, you're through to 2019
Christmas Prep Week 7
We're so close now!!! Just days to go!!! How are we all doing with the preparations? Did you remember all your Christmas dinner, jumper, party days? Is everything wrapped and are the cards posted? and the big question did everything in your grocery shop delivery arrive? Hopefully all the prep is done so you can sit back and watch the festivities unfold! Last Week's Christmas Prep Week 7 Remember all of kids social engagements Pre-make Christmas Dinner food where possible Our