The Christmas season is here again. Whether we've been eagerly counting down the days or surprised by the sudden appearance of Christmas trees in stores. This year I wanted to avoid getting pulled into the modern and very commercial rush that stresses many out. I slowed down a little this year to give my life some margin space. I have enjoyed the calmness it's brought me. So I'm taking
As you may know, I started this website and blog as part of my expression to obey what God has asked me to do—to help encourage and equip new leaders and their local leaders. Here, I share topics God has put on my heart whilst working on my first book in this Who me a leader series. This book looks at being a leader from the inside out. The
So who am I in Christ? It's perhaps a question we don't often consciously ask ourselves. But if we knew our true identity in Christ, we would live differently. How we look, value, and treat ourselves or others or even God stems from what we believe about ourselves and God. You may know I've started using Social Media a whole lot more. So I can share my thoughts with
This book is now available! So I can finally tell you how much I love this book and thus highly recommend you read it. Overview of the book Each chapter takes a look at 10 different women. For example Eve, Leh, Rahab, Naomi and Tamar. Each woman has a different area of misunderstanding which Mary brings out beautifully. There are different parts to each chapter. The woman's story. Mary
I've just come back from my niece-in-law's wedding. It was a beautiful weekend full of different gatherings so both sides of the family and friends could meet one another. Although a wedding brings two people together to commit to one another for the rest of their lives. It's also a joining of two families. These families are unique as they are scattered worldwide and haven't met much during covid.
When I asked God this morning what He would like me to write about today. The thought that immediately came to mind was, what do I do when I'm struggling to help me get through it, not just live with it. So if you're struggling today, I hope what you read below will be what you need at this time. We all go through times when it's tough for
Over the past few weeks, several of my BLP (Basic Leadership Practicum) students have been finishing their time with us. Some will continue to be staff with YWAM here in Burtigny; others are moving to a new country. When an end date is approaching, or you've decided to finish what you are doing and move on to something new, you move into a transition phase. A place of limbo
For anyone out there who hates to read actual books—you're missing out by not reading this one. Values Matter, By Darlene Cunningham. It is a book I've been waiting to read and review for 6 months now, mostly so I could go through it together with my BLP students. Why was Values Matter needed to be written? YWAM - Youth With A Mission isn't just a Christian missions organisation.
Over the past week, many of us have heard and seen countless social media postings and news reports about what's happening in Ukraine. Of course, as Christians, we want to pray for all those affected by this horrible situation. But how do you pray for Ukraine and everyone involved in a Christ-like way? So whether you are praying alone, with a few folks or a bigger group. I hope
Recently I had the opportunity to show/ give grace to people in situations where I would have partly been totally justified to say no, enough. But it's painful and they need to feel my pain! So how can we show grace when it hurts amid our pain response to someone else's decisions? What is grace? To describe grace, I would say it's receiving something we don't deserve/haven't earned. Or