"They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." - Jeremiah 17:8 Trees are a useful metaphor. Jeremiah is … Continue reading Ways to Pray: Prayer Tree
It was my housemate's birthday on Friday. So on Saturday we decided to do Go Ape. (Go Ape is so much fun, in particular the zip lines at the end of each section. I would definitely recommend doing it, or similar). Whilst there are about a thousand metaphors to take from having to trust simply … Continue reading Trust, or, When Things Seem to Go Wrong
I always like to do something creative to pray. Whilst simply speaking is great, I often end up just... waffling on. So something creative can also help me to focus. I came across this idea just before Christmas. And when I did it, I made a few mistakes. I made the strips of paper too … Continue reading Ways to Pray: Prayer Paper Chain
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Matthew 6:33-34 #thesarcasmisstrongwiththisone Paperwork is great. I love paperwork. Everything seems to make so much … Continue reading So. Much. Paperwork.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6 I've talked a lot about prayer before. It's perhaps one of the biggest recurring themes, probably because it's so important, but so special, to talk with God and to cast everything … Continue reading Ways to Pray
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand." - Psalm 40:1-2 Loneliness is hard. Fortunately, we have a God who … Continue reading I’m Not Alone…
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7 OK, so this isn't strictly a hymn. More a piece of choral music. But … Continue reading Hymn: Cantique de Jean Racine