“Anytime Is Prayer Time” by Joy A. Mead: 7 Ways to Pray blog series

I had the privilege of writing a guest blog post for Amy Boucher Pye this week! Amy is a Christian writer, author, and speaker and you might have read her devotions in Our Daily Bread. Do check out her blog and her latest book, 7 Ways To Pray. So encouraging to read Joy’s reflections on her early-parenting years and how God met her through them. … Continue reading “Anytime Is Prayer Time” by Joy A. Mead: 7 Ways to Pray blog series

Taking Care of the Body God Has Given Me

Slowly and unenthusiastically, I walked up the path to the log cabin at the back of our yard. I opened the door and was instantly reminded that it had been so long since going into our gym room, with spiders leaving their webs in all the corners. Before lacing up my dusty sneakers, I even checked inside of my shoes just to look out for … Continue reading Taking Care of the Body God Has Given Me

Your Future Is In Safe Hands

“Your Future Is In Safe Hands.” I’m sure that is some insurance company’s slogan or at least it sounds like one! However, I’m not writing about insurance today but rather God’s assurance that He cares for us and our futures. I recently had a catch up with a dear friend and although we’re in different seasons of life, God has beautifully blessed us with the … Continue reading Your Future Is In Safe Hands

Fueling Up For The Unexpected Battles Of The Everyday

This was written last school year as a reflection on a difficult playground situation. I have chosen to share it as encouragement, because sometimes, despite our best efforts, relationships can be tricky and confrontations made awkward. Even amongst Christians, there can be numerous challenges to working out differences with others. We must surrender our thoughts, words, actions, and whole beings to God, asking Him to … Continue reading Fueling Up For The Unexpected Battles Of The Everyday

Rich Or Poor: Let’s Be Content With Enough

What makes someone rich and another poor? Can a wealthy person be poor and likewise a poor person be rich? These were the types of questioned discussed recently at my Bible study group while studying various verses from the book of Proverbs.  My heart stirred as I listened to the story about a single mum with grown sons and how she genuinely had struggled throughout … Continue reading Rich Or Poor: Let’s Be Content With Enough

For Such A Time As This

Sandwiched into the story of Esther are the thought provoking words, ‘For such a time as this.’ (Esther 4:14) Esther’s cousin, Mordecai, was encouraging Esther to be courageous and do the right thing by pleading for the king to spare the lives of the Jewish people, her own people. Mordecai makes reference to Esther becoming queen and that perhaps that was all part of God’s … Continue reading For Such A Time As This

Stamped Onto Your Heart

A few weeks ago, I had a lovely catch up with a friend of mine. Likeminded, she is an intentional Christian mother, trying to nurture and guide her children through this rollercoaster ride of life. As we shared and discussed the things on our hearts, it was wonderful to end our time with prayer. Lifting all of our ideas, dreams, challenges, and victories up to … Continue reading Stamped Onto Your Heart

A Closed Door, Or Is It?

Have you ever felt like you’ve been praying and praying for something to happen, a dream for the future, only to one day, feel like God’s closed the door? My husband and I have been praying, waiting, and seeking God’s heart for His wisdom, direction, and blessing on some very unique future plans, which have seemingly taken years in the making and preparation. After more … Continue reading A Closed Door, Or Is It?

My Big Sibling, The Church

This post was originally published in April 2021 on our therapist’s website, Love Relations at: https://loverelations.co.uk/my-big-sibling-the-church-by-joy-a-mead/ For some time now, I have debated sharing this post on my personal blog. Through waiting, wondering, and praying I have realised that my main reason for not sharing was my strong fear of being judged by others, specifically by other Christians. However, the Holy Spirit gave me a … Continue reading My Big Sibling, The Church