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Be Strong and Courageous

Storms are inevitable. God never promises that our lives will always have clear blue skies or that our walk with Him will be without adversity. He does however promise that He will never leave us and that in our own heartache, He cares for us. It is in times of deepest hurt that we draw closer to God. The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; …

What infertility has taught me (and why I no longer expect to be expectant)

I don’t know why God chose for me to be infertile. In His wisdom He has His reasons. Reasons I can’t begin to understand. I can however with courage and faith be complete and whole without being a mother. I always wanted to be a mum. I love children. I adore babies with their perfect expressions and tiny toes. I love the waddle of toddlers learning to walk. I love the giggles of young ones …

My journey with endometriosis.

Endometriosis. What is this condition that I mention every so often in my posts? It’s a chronic condition effecting over 730,000 women in Australia at some point in their lives according to endometriosis Australia. Endometriosis can often be debilitating and is present when the lining of the uterus is found in other areas of the body. This can include on the bowl, bladder, ovaries and even diaphragm as well as other regions. I was diagnosed …

Setting beautiful goals.

Setting goals doesn’t need to be scary. It can be exciting and motivating and fill you with joy. The last two years have taught me a lot about goal setting. I was once a very disorganised person. There are so many examples I can give about the girl/woman I used to be. A few of them; Missing appointments, my ironing piling up until it was completely unmanageable, never knowing where I put things, starting things …

I haven’t walked in your shoes.

He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul. My feet are small, they are narrow and have a high arch. I have feet that ballerinas would adore. They love to walk barefoot on grass, or wrapped up in pretty sandles. When it’s cold out they wear boots. Preferably cute little black ones with a tiny heel and bit of detail. My feet prefer comfort over fashion, with nails painted in a neutral …

Learning to be still.

Stillness, it is a beautiful thing. Stillness is a rare gem in a world where noise and busyness and manic have incredible value. I have however grown to love quiet, calm moments. During the years when pain engulfed me I had no choice but to often be physically still. My body simply couldn’t keep up with the rush of life running past me and so I often felt left behind. Yet even though I had …

Finding your motivation.

What motivates you? When you open your eyes in the morning, what excites you and gets you going for the day? Is it the job you love, your family, your gorgeous dog or simply because you jump expectantly out of bed every morning? “Something beautiful is going to happen today” Everyone has that special little spark inside them that is just burning so brightly you can’t help but chase after it. My motivation for eating …

In everything give thanks.

‘In everything give thanks…’ When life is so good you can even eat cake! There is much to be joyful about. There is hope in pain and there are always new days. The sun rises each morning and each God given day delivers us new opportunities, new challenges and new moments to be thankful. Those years when I struggled with pain, depression and anxiety are years that I’m thankful I went through. I don’t think I was …

Falling in love with fresh produce!

I love fruit and vegetables, especially vegetables. There is so much variety and they taste so amazing. What’s more, it goes without saying that they’re incredibly healthy. They epitomise health. The benefits are seemingly endless. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Eating a diet which is rich in beautiful fresh produce (fruit and vegetables) can help to protect against certain cancers. Fibre rich foods may …