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Words of Joy · 1W ago

rooted: the foundation where our real security lies

Feeling less than or inadequate stems from our worth and value being rooted in a false, negative identity, leading to a sense of unreality and fractured feelings of not fitting in or truly b...
Words of Joy · 3W ago

expectancy: maintaining hope beyond Advent

It’s hard to maintain a state of watchful expectancy for long. Before we know it doubts start to creep in, or we simply become weary in the waiting. Advent seems to stretch endlessly but our...
Words of Joy · 1M ago

disconnect: when what you believe isn’t inwardly received

Having had chronic illness for over 25 years, it’s become a way of life for me. An adaptation of sorts has taken place to enable me to live as well as I can, with a disconnect between my hop...
Words of Joy · 1M ago

opportunity: why it pays to wait and discern the way ahead

It is said that opportunity rarely knocks twice. So what do you do when presented with several offers at once? I tend to prevaricate and panic a bit, especially when there’s a deadline loomi...
Words of Joy · 1M ago

pendulum: living in tune with rhythms of grace

Can you sense it? Is the pendulum going crazy for you too? The clock ticks fast as a year’s tail end is swallowed up in a season of busyness that feels beyond our control. For some of us, th...
Words of Joy · 2M ago

may: permission to feel hurt and seek soul solace

Admitting we’re hurting can be tough. I may react to sadness or pain by retreating, going silent or losing myself in busyness—usually of the mental preoccupation ‘hamster wheel’ kind. What I...
Words of Joy · 2M ago

venturing: faith walking for the timid who need holy courage

I’m not particularly into venturing or being bold in general. I’m quite timid and shy, preferring to huddle in my introvert corner, curl up with a book (or 10) 📚 and enjoy being solo. But I ...
Words of Joy · 2M ago

blind: I was blind but now I look for the light

I am blind sometimes, failing to see and receive the grace given to me, scratching at the corners of my days to sense its presence, when it’s really evident if I take my spiritual blinkers o...
Words of Joy · 3M ago

number: trusting your God-given instincts to care for others

A number I didn’t recognise flashed up when the landline rang. Normally I’m wary at picking up a call from an unknown mobile number, having had way too many unsolicited sales calls in the pa...
Words of Joy · 4M ago

book by book: taking tentative steps into minimalism

In Anne Lamott’s acclaimed book on the writing process, ‘Bird by Bird’, she encourages intentionality and confidence in simply making a start, without worrying about achieving perfection. As...