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Tag Archives: coping with difficulties
Are you fearful in the face of Brexit?
The past 24 hours has been incredibly difficult for many people who voted remain in the EU Referendum. This post is to offer some thoughts on how we can cope when we feel, sad, scared, gutted and worried using some words from Psalm … Continue reading
Posted in change, depression, do not be afraid, Faith, God is with us, Life experiences, peace, Relationship with God, trust Tagged ask God for help, Brexit, coping with chaos, coping with difficulties, depending on Jesus, EU referendum, giving our stress to God, God is my Rock, God is our rock, God with us, God's gift of peace, how to respond when we are stressed, pour our your hearts, psalm 62, Psalm 62 1, psalm 62.3, trust God, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God 1 Comment
Don’t ask God to direct your steps if you aren’t willing to move your feet
So, Tracey and I were out geocaching and as we walked along we came to a section of footpath that was underwater. We were right next to a footpath sign and we had our gps unit and so we knew … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Following Jesus, Life experiences, trust Tagged adventure of following Jesus, are we open to God's leading, called to follow Jesus, coping with difficulties, follow Jesus, geocaching, Jesus is Lord, led by Jesus, life experiences, trust God, trust in God, trust in the lord, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God 1 Comment
‘The own goal won’t define her and I won’t allow it to’
England lost their semi final at the Women’ World Cup in heartbreaking circumstances. In the dying seconds of the game with the score 1 each, Laura Bassett deflected the ball into her own net. If you watched the game, you will … Continue reading
Posted in encouragement, Faith, God is with us, God loves us, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, restoration Tagged brokenness, coping with difficulties, england women semi final loss, God restores, Karen Carney Laura Bassett friendship, laura bassett own goal, own goals in life, when things go wrong, you don't have to cope Leave a comment
The one about the big BUT
I wanted to share a little of my sermon from this morning where I talked about big BUTs. You might have a big BUT more often than you think. For example, say you have an urge to go to the beach and decide … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Faith, God is with us, trust Tagged a big BUT, coping with difficulties, Psalm 22, trust in God, trusting even when things go wrong Leave a comment
She wasn’t having her best day but then we found some muddy puddles and things changed
It’s been a tough few months for our family. We have had a lot of illness, a lot of pressure and some difficult choices to make. When life is hard we often feel tired and tiredness can lead to withdrawal … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, discipleship, Faith, freedom, God is with us, happiness, hope, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, parenting, Relationship with God Tagged behavioural issues, coping with difficulties, finding joy in life, life in all its fullness, our mindset defines how we behave, parenting, special needs, splashing in muddy puddles, the me I was meant to be Leave a comment
Is it normal to feel fragile?
Have you ever felt fragile and upset and apologised for it? There seems to be an expectation amongst some people that we should all be strong and able to cope but is this the way it should be? The Bible says: We have … Continue reading
The one where I was happy and sad at the same time
My friend Nick has been asked to become the Eastern Baptist Association’s third Regional Minister. I am so happy because Nick will be great in this role but I am also sad because he will move away from Colchester. Nick, … Continue reading
Posted in change, encouragement, Faith, God is with us, happiness, Holy Spirit, hope, Life experiences, stress, working together Tagged coping with difficulties, Eastern Baptist Asscoaition, Happy, isaiah 41 10, sad 1 Comment