You are special, yes you are!

You are special, yes you are!

In our teacher training education, we learn that for every negative we point out, there needs to be five positive praises or encouragements. People need to hear how special they are.People need to know their worth, in order to realise their full potential..

  • The gift of prayer

    Giggles were dancing through the door of the room. The happy chatter of my children and their seemingly undaunted enthusiasm despite the weather always amaze me.

  • Don’t try to be happy

    I was recently asked by someone whether it was possible to be really happy. This question sparked a conversation about the difference between happiness and contentment.

  • Abandoning the binary paradigm

    More than a decade ago I read a paper that came from a women’s conference in Beijing.

  • Why do they do it ?

    From what we know of Bastille Day terrorist Mohamed Bouhlel (at the time of writing), he did not seem to fit the mould ...

  • Wisdom’s call

    Over the past few weeks I have been working through The Passion Translation of the book of Proverbs. As I read through this book I am finding the promises of God concerning wisdom remarkable and beeninspired by the positive influence wisdom has on your life.

  • Finding home

    Oh, my goodness! Is it him? No, it can’t be. How on earth can it be?

  • Hands and Feet Feelings

    It is no secret that our world is angry, divided and growing more so by the day. Just this week there were three events that triggered SO much emotion to spill out of people – in person and online.

  • The Two-Edged Sword of Privilege

    I’m very excited because this week is the pinnacle of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a special four day weekend in the UK and more celebrations than you could shake a stick at!

  • Offense and goodness

    I don’t know about you but does anyone else get annoyed when someone sends you a message at an inconvenient time asking you to do something or asking you for something? What about when someone from work messages you on your day off?

  • The Wickedness of Life & God

    If you felt there was an element of fairness to life, it would only be a matter of time before that notion was shattered.

  • The childlike trust and faith

    When Isaac asked his father, Abraham, “Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”  Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son,” and Isaac just trusted and put his faith in his father.