The last few weeks have been hard for me. With having an underactive thyroid on top of dealing with low depression and anxiety, I was at a lost of trying to deal and cope with everything by myself. Because of who I am and what I value, missing classes and not being able to do my best in my assessments is a huge frustration of mine and something I’m not okay with and causes my self-thoughts to be very unhealthy. As such, I would continue to make myself go to classes and finish all my assessments by the due date, … Continue reading Self Reminders.
The last few weeks I’ve been consumed with doing assessments, one in particular which was my contemporary theology subject. I spent two weeks on it and I’m still going on this assessment, trying to understand all the different concepts and I still don’t get it. Over this past week, I’m just reminded that though theology is important, it is not dogma for my faith. Though all these perspectives on understanding the Word is important, what truly matters is God’s love. Love is why I have a relationship with God. Love is why Jesus died on the Cross. Love is what … Continue reading Love – all that matters.
God is continually speaking to us, it’s just whether we are looking out for Him and listening for His voice. Honestly, I haven’t been good with this at all. With the busyness of life and just constantly being switched on with technology, I definitely have not being keeping a ear out for what He’s trying to speak to me. It’s something that I know I need to get better at and be more intentional with, by learning to take things slower, creating space for Him to speak to me and just being more attentive to His voice in whatever I’m … Continue reading He is whispering.
(image is from the live stream on Bethel’s youtube) On Friday I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid which explains why I’ve been feeling so tired and having constant aches in my body the last few days. At the moment, we’re just waiting for a month to see what happens, as I went from having an overactive thyroid (Graves disease to be exact) to an underactive thyroid, so we’re just hoping that now that I’m off medication, my thyroid function will go back to normal. Anyway when I found out I was a little deflated just because this is yet … Continue reading The power of worship.
1 John 3:1 // I’m learning to understand His love for me more so that I can love myself better. He loves me in a way that’s different to how He loves His other children, just because I’m me. I’m not the same as the next person and He’s made me with all my little imperfects and quirkiness so the way He loves me will be different. It doesn’t mean He loves me any less or more than the other person, it just means He loves me uniquely. So it got me thinking, if He accepts me for who I … Continue reading
This is a hard post to write. This topic is something really close to my heart but it’s also something that needs to be talked about. You see today is 10th September which means it is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to statistics and research, “The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. & In Australia more than 2500 people die each year with latest figures (2015) telling us that 3,027 Australians took their own life.” That is a scary huge number of lives lost each year and a number … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day.
What does it mean to be kind to yourself? Why does some find it easier to do so than others? Is it something that’s related to our upbringing? Honestly, I don’t know any of the answer to those questions, but I do know that it is something that is never to late to have. I don’t think it is something that’s we are necessary able to be taught on but I do think it’s something everyone has to go on a journey to discover and learn for themselves. Being kind to yourself looks different to everyone, and no two person … Continue reading Be kind to yourself.
Raw moment // God the Father. It might because we were asked in class on Thursday who the Father means to us or maybe cause I’ve been sick and my mind is a little foggy. But today while I was reading the prodigal son I was reminded of an image I had 2 nights ago while I was trying to fall asleep that encouraged me and I hope it does the same for you and reminds you of how good God is. The image was of the Father and me. It started of with me in His arms and then … Continue reading Raw Moments.