Consistency Is The Name Of The Game

Consistency Is The Name Of The Game

Recently, I took a break from my desk and looked outside my office window to get rid of mental cobwebs and refresh myself. I find the view of the meadow, nature, etc. works wonders. Then something caught my attention in the distance – a modern wind turbine. I was intrigued because it kept ticking along though the air felt still and no wind could be felt. Yet, it kept going (more…)

You Prayed. You Hoped. You Waited. Now What? Part II

You Prayed. You Hoped. You Waited. Now What? Part II

Developing extraordinary hope in difficult times

In difficult times, many experiences diminishing strength and hope especially when it seems God is taking His time in answering our prayers and/or we don’t get what we expect. In such times, we tend to feel abandoned, confused and disappointed. Deep within, a crisis of faith brews that throws up questions like, ‘Where is God?, Does He care? or Why is this happening to me?’. When care is not taken, we find ourselves stuck in one of the three phases of discouragement I highlight in my new book, Healing A Discouraged Heart: Getting Back On Track When Life Lets You Down (ISBN: 978-0-9562606-3-5), namely the ‘S.A.D.’, ‘Dormant’ and ‘Hopeful’ Phase. We cover up with our ‘religious’ masks; whilst the real state of our hearts betray us. (more…)

Be Still And Know…

Be Still And Know…

It’s amazing that when we don’t know which way to go, many of us still choose to blindly forge ahead on full throttle – perhaps even calling it taking steps of faith. It seems we replace Gods Words and wisdom with what seemingly appears ‘God ideas’ which can take the form of what we see others do, what others encourage us to do (e.g. well-meaning friends, family, mentors, leaders, media, etc) – all which are a recipe for disaster when Gods own voice is missing from the equation.
Couple this with our own impatience, ambitions, personality types, it becomes a hodgepodge that renders us ineffective and moving us further from Gods plans for our lives.

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Fighting The Good Fight

Fighting The Good Fight

Following the theme for this months eZine, Princess I would like you to ponder on all those things in your life that seem to be a struggle. Maybe you have been fighting or struggling to get something done and you seem to come up against a brick wall. Maybe this is Gods ways of telling you, “Princess, let go!” Now all our desires & goals don’t fall into this category but I challenge you to ask yourself this, is there anything I need to let go of? Have you noticed that whilst you are preoccupied with them, you loose focus of the important?

Let me tell you a quick story. Recently I had a problem with my computer and I could not get any emails. And so I kicked into superwoman mode and I ended up spending the best part of 5 hrs, that night, on the Internet looking for a solution. At 1am, I gave up – really cheesed off with myself for wasting that amount of time. The following morning, the “I-am-not-defeated-superwoman” wrath rose up within me once again. This time I told God I certainly was not wasting any more time on the matter and I needed to be led to the right website. After all, this Princess has loads to do. Plus this girls gotta check her emails! And lo and behold, within minutes, I got my PC working again! Now, there are many morals to this story such as when your PC dies on you, pray for a miracle. But on a serious note, I wasted in excess of 5 hrs. I know what I could have been doing in that time – even if it was sleeping! The real lesson for me is to know when to quit and handing it over to my PA who could fix it. And so though the battle was won, the victory was not sweet.

So what am I saying? Decide which battles you want to fight. Take it from a real fighter who never gives up. Not everything in life is worth wasting your time and energy on.

Princess, life is simply too short. So decide today which battles to fight and leave the rest to another day or even someone else.

Is Spirituality The Key To Mental Health?

Is Spirituality The Key To Mental Health?

I am of the belief that spirituality is not only crucial for mental health but all aspects of health and wellbeing. The fact is we are diverse, complex, mind/body people and I am of the mind that our spirituality underpins us. Yet, many of us working with people, in whatever capacity, are guilty of overlooking this important aspect when it comes to recovery and wellness. (more…)