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Week forty three – ‘do it’

So I sit here, having just painted my nails (I’m terrible at it, but I keep doing it!), taking a break from writing out wretched lesson plans for which I have completely run out of ideas and I’m thinking about what I’d really like to do…you know that thought? You like what you’re doing – maybe you even really feel fulfilled in what you do with your days and you’re listening to God’s call for your life…but if you really sat down and thought about it, there would be just one other thing that you really, really want to do.

Now I’m not saying I feel like I’m on the wrong path here! Definitely not – I haven’t loved a job like the one I have in a long time! And my studies are really quite interesting and will open up some awesome doors in the future, leaving me with some top skills. And being married is ace – I love living with my best friend!

…but if I’m honest, there is still that one little thing that I want to do in this lifetime…

Write a book.

Anybody with me? Anybody love writing as much as they love reading? Anybody got notebooks filled with story ideas, half written chapters, scrawled notes and dot points that no longer make sense? If I had a dollar for every story I’ve started to write…well, let’s just say I’d have a lot of dollars! 🙂

So like I said, I was sitting here thinking about writing that elusive novel of mine and I turn to my better half and I say “I wanna write a book. That’s what I wanna do.”

His response was the most profound thing I heard all day:

Do it.

Do it? Do it? Do it? yep – that’s what he said. So simple! So, so simple…what better place to start than with one word. A sentence. A paragraph. A chapter. Who knows what that could turn into if I just do it!

I wish I had that sort of clarity and ‘ah ha!’ moment for everything in life. Just do it! Gather that courage, embrace that moment and step forward to do whatever it is that needs to be done.

What do you have to do today…?

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Week forty two – ‘verge’

This week I just want to introduce you to something close to my heart – a concept, a new idea, a group of passionate people working to serve God and see His kingdom blossom here on earth.

Check Access The Story out if you have a moment and just take some time to sit in what you read.

Does it resonate with you the same way it does with me? Does it stir a wondering movement in your heart, does it spark something in your mind, does it get you excited?

Maybe it doesn’t hit home yet…maybe it’s not a concept you’ve heard before…’Storying’…but that’s ok! It takes some getting used to because story-telling isn’t something we tend to utilise or turn to in this day and age. We have other mediums – but story-telling has been around for generations and is a way of expressing God’s Story in a dynamic and creative way that invites participation and experience, not just hearing.

Finding faith through God’s Story

Story matters. Story is powerful. Story brings change.

Maybe you’re looking for a new way to connect with God or maybe you live locally and need a time of refreshment…then ‘Verge’ is the “flagship event…six day journey through the story of God” that is for you.

Spend some time in the website and enjoy yourself 🙂

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Week forty & forty one – ‘winter is here’

Just a short post this week about how I am l o v i n g this wintry weather!

Winter is by far my favourite season of the year, and not just because it’s my birthday ^_^ the winds, the rain – I love the sound it makes on our roof, especially at night – the big billowing clouds, the grey skies and how fresh and crisp every day seems to feel. I even love to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin on those odd days when it shines through, because the air is cool and the sun is warm. Such a beautiful combination!

Winter is definitely a season that I love and can absolutely see God’s artistry in – the amazing sunsets, the glistening puddles and the strong thunder and lightening that we see…such majestic beauty!

You know what else I love? Scarves!!

What season is your favourite? Does it make you feel as alive and on fire as winter makes me feel…?