So with this whole lockdown thing, I’ve decided to do something different. I’m now making video content alongside the blog! … Continue reading Something different?
Last week was my latest journey to the conference known as “New wine United”, and there’s a few things I need to mention before we get into today’s topic.
I wasn’t even supposed to be at United this year. God, however, had other plans – and to New wine I went. To be honest, I was actually really nervous about this year’s conference. It was the first year that I was basically the only person in my age group as most of my friends in that age group, for one reason or another, couldn’t come.
It was also the first year since attending United that I hadn’t camped with my original church. I instead went with the church I’ve been serving at for a number of years now. So it was really a strange year. Yet, I can say that it’s been a real blessing of a week honestly! Last bit of admin stuff before I get started properly; the rundown of the album “Zeal” by Kings Kaleidoscope should be up by the end of the month, I really want to make an effort to get back into investing in this page, something that I’ve been neglecting for the past year or so.
So it’s been a while since i’ve written something, there’s numerous reasons for that. But if i’m honest, the main reason has been issues of anxiety. And considering its mental health awareness week at the time of writing, what better time than now to get back into writing?
A lot has happened in my life since the last time i posted all the way back in February, i’ve gained friends and i’ve lost some. I’ve had moments of divine clarity and of absolute emotional devastation. In the case of some of these events, i will go into detail in some future posts, but right now all i’ll say is, it’s been an eventful few months. Continue reading “How Andy Mineo’s “I ain’t done” helped me face my anxiety.”
Before i start, i just wanted to once again thank Ian for stepping in while i was away, if you haven’t read it yet i highly suggest you give it a chance it’s called A Bloke’s Struggle. and is fantastic!
it really was an amazing week away, and i’ve returned not only feeling refreshed, encouraged, motivated, but for the first time i feel like i belong. Allow me to explain. Continue reading “A sense of belonging.”
While i’m away at New wine my good friend Ian has written a brilliant piece on the book “the blokes bible” and the struggles of men in the church Continue reading A Bloke’s Struggle.
So this year i’ll be attending week 1 of New wine’s yearly conference also known as “united” and it’s been quite a journey leading up to this point. 6 months ago i wasn’t even sure if i was going with my church this year, so the fact i’m able to shows the goodness of God and the wonderful people he has placed in my life.
Not only has the time been leading up to this been a real challenge, but it’s also been a real change of direction in my journey with the Lord. See, i wasn’t raised in the church, and there’s very few members of my family that do attend church at all, so all i’ve known is from the church i came to Christ in, which was a Church of England Anglican church with some charismatic elements, and it’s all I’ve known till fairly recently. Continue reading “Under one cross…”
Music, along with writing, is my way to worship. There’s very things in this life that i love more than music. As one of my favorite bands once sang “Music the great communicator” (i’m very happy if you what song that’s from!) and i really think this has more truth than we give it credit for.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you’d know about my love for music, the post that’s gotten the most attention on this blog is my piece on why i think that the song “a prayer” by kings kaleidoscope is a turning point in worship music, i’ve written about songs that have touched me in a way that not many things can, songs like “in Christ alone” “Before the throne” and so many more. But why is that? Why does music have such a profound effect on us as followers of Christ? Well i think i might have an answer. Continue reading “Music will be my prayer.”
The more of this book i read, the more i think this may become my favorite book. The more i read, the more i feel not only challenged in my walk with God. But in my mindset in everyday life. i doubt my analysis of this chapter will be as blow-by-blow as it was for the first chapter (which you can find a link to here: Word for Word: chapter 1 “Stop Praying” (Crazy love) ) because this topic is not only a powerful one, but an extremely vast one. Continue reading “Word for word: chapter 2 “you may not finish this chapter” (Crazy love)”
I have no idea why, but something has changed in me this past week. I know the Lord has been in this change, as it’s nothing but good, my confidence is through the roof, i’m moving on into the role that the lord has called me into, and even if i’m not perfect (which i’m far from) i’m happy being me for the first time in a long time! And there’s a reason for this.
A topic i’ve spoken a lot about on this blog is the idea that we must die to ourselves in order to truly live for God. What if i told you that’s more than just giving up on our own desires? And it includes how we perceive ourselves? This is the very notion that i was challenged with after a meeting last monday night. Continue reading “Death to self… loathing.”
What can i say about this chapter? I had high expectations considering i am a fan of some of Francis Chans’ talks, but until now i’m yet to read any of his books, but i’m so glad i’ve started after this. In cased you missed last weeks intro, welcome to this new series that will be known as “Word for Word” for the time being, my goal in this series is to go through a book, one chapter at a time and find different ways that the Good Lord has blessed the words contained inside! We’ll be starting with “Crazy Love” By Francis Chan, so if you haven’t read it or you’d like to read along with me please pick it up! Continue reading “Word for Word: chapter 1 “Stop Praying” (Crazy love)”