Category: Free/ Staying Free!

Weeding the Garden of my Heart

I believed a lie for over twenty years. Actually, let me rephrase that. I chose to believe a lie for over twenty years. It was something deeply hurtful said to me in my mid twenties that I took on board and carried for another twenty or more years. The seeds of those words had taken

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Choosing Faith over Fear

In the Grip of Fear Have you ever felt held back from doing something you really wanted to do because of fear? I’ll be honest and say I have. In Numbers 13 and 14 we have an example of the tragic and devastating consequences of lives yielded fear. Fear wreaks havoc. In fact in this story,

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No More Shame

  Shame is that little voice inside that constantly whispers: “There’s something wrong with me” “I wish I’d never done that” “If people really knew me they’d walk away“ “My sins are too big to be forgiven” “God couldn’t really love me” When we entertain these thoughts, they take root and start to grow, until

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Confronting Fear (Dealing with the Bully named Fear Part 2)

We’re having beautiful warm summer weather at the moment; so very early this morning I thought I’d take my coffee and sit outside in the garden, look at the sea and make the most of it. Well, I got to the back door, full coffee cup in hand when suddenly – cue thriller music –

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