Do you ever have those days, you know those days when you do those things that you know, that you just know that you shouldn’t do?
Those days that when you reflect on them, they just seem messy.
Those days when you may have felt shame closing in on you for what you have done.
Those days when all you want to do is stay in bed and pull the doona cover over you.
You know those days like-
- You may have been caught up in a gossip session, yes it does happen.
- You may have spoken in an angry manner to someone and said something that you know would hurt the other person.
- You may have indulged to much in something that you know is not good for you.
- You may have avoided someone because you know that they just want to be heard.
I could go on.
Yes, those days are hard, those days are difficult, those days can consume us.
We need to be kind to ourselves, this is not who we are, we are humans and we make mistakes. Yes, we do.
Do you notice how things happen when we are tired, when we have not looked after ourselves? When we are tired things seem magnified, things seem at lot more difficult.
Don’t let these days define you they are just a little bump on the road. You are on your journey and these things are going to happen.
But it is how we embrace the messy days that will help us, move forward.
Acknowledge the messy days and learn from them.
How are you embracing the messy days?
Lately I have been thinking about what God is wanting me to do.
Have you had that thought this?
There is so much that I want to do for God?
I want to say to him, yes thank you so much for what you have done for me and I want to encourage others.
God, did not leave me he saved me for a purpose.
There was a time when I didn’t want to be here, there was a time when I just didn’t want to go on.
But I am still here, I am still here and I know that it is because of Him.
I know that I am still here because of Him.
I struggle with this, why God did you save me?
I struggle with this, God what is it that you want me to do?
I know that I want to serve you. I know that I want to make a difference. I know that I am saved for a purpose on purpose.
I know that I am trusting you. Lead me and guide me.
I will share more soon.
The last few weeks I have been recovering from a cold and yes, I am finally feeling better.
Do ever have the realisation that when you are unwell, you think of all the things that you want to do?
It gives your body sometime just to be and not be consumed by all the day to day business or distractions. I am really not that good at being unwell and having to rest, but I am learning.
I have had two really busy weeks with some amazing professional developments for my role as a Chaplain. I have been on a course about drumming and also learning about trauma in children.
I did have one day at home because I just didn’t feel well and that is okay. (I still struggle with not being at work). I am a work in progress.
This week I have been thinking about creativity, I love being creative.
I have been thinking about how much I love writing, how much I love blogging. I really want to get back into it and also to finish my book. Oh, the book it is also a work in progress.
My Goals for June are-
- To blog twice a week. Yes, twice a week is achievable in my very productive life.
- I also want to make a difference in helping women with an eating disorder and I will be working on this as well.
- To study and finish two assessment.
- Find someone accountable with working on my book.
What are some goals that you have been dreaming of doing this month?
Is there something that we can encourage each other today?
So, she is dreaming of-
- Making a difference
- helping someone
- being an encouragement
- Writing a book
- Being a woman of God
- Helping others find their hope
- Speaking about her journey
What are your dreaming of…………………………..
Will share more soon.
I have been thinking lately about She is…….
I have been thinking about the Proverbs 31 Woman, she is so inspiring and she really encourages me. There is so much that I am working towards.
I really want to be a Proverbs 31 woman, how about you?
This is a goal of mine.
What I really want to be is an encourager, someone that can just let a woman of God know that- hey I see you, I see what you have done and yes you have been noticed. Yes, you are an amazing woman of God you have made a difference.
I love the verse- when she speaks she has something worthwhile to say and she always says it kindly.
This is the verse that I want to focus on, yes, I want to say things in kindness.
Do I always get this right? Um to be honest no I don’t, I do reflect on those times that I may slip up. I feel confused and I want to learn from the times when I really don’t speak kindly of others.
I need to be lead by the Holy Spirit.
I want to be a Proverbs 31 Woman, I really do.
So, I have been thinking about-
- I haven’t blogged for awhile and I really miss writing. I do, I really do.
- I have been busy lately studying and working towards a Diploma of Counselling which I am really loving.
- What I really love to do is be creative, whether this is singing, writing, blogging, journaling, art, singing and dance.
I also love encouraging others.
I am going to challenge myself to blogging every day during June.
Will share more soon.
A few weeks ago, I embarked on a creative project, I really wanted to encourage women, this had been on my heart to do for some time now.
So, I started experimenting with colours, paints and cards. It was so much fun and I was really in the moment. I love giving to others.
Another little adventure was going to the post office and finding out how much stamps cost. I went to the post office to buy some stamps, which I had not purchased for a long time. I found out to send a letter in Australia it was one dollar, to send a letter to America it was three dollars, to send a letter to England one dollar and to send a letter to Bali it was two dollars thirty.
The creative journey began, women messaged me and I wrote to them encouraging them. I wanted to them to know that they are so worthy, valued and loved. The message where personal just for them. I thought about how much they helped others and how amazing they are.
Do you need encouragement?
Would you like a letter?
We all need some encouragement from time to time.
You can nominate someone to receive a beautiful encouraging card.
Will share more soon.
This has always been on my heart about encouraging women. I am passionate about encouraging women to believe in themselves.
Last weekend I spent the day experimenting with paints, pens, with colours and also with encouraging words.
I have been thinking about women who have been going through an eating disorder and how I could encourage them. This week as I was driving to work I had one of those amazing moments where I had an answer to my question Yeah!
What I would really love to do is send you, yes you beautiful one an encouraging message.
If you would love an encouraging message please message me. I want to remind you that anything that you tell me is confidential, I will not share anything that you have shared with me.
I am really excited about this project.
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can message me.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
This weekend I have been in that creative process, of thinking and of reflecting. I have allowed myself time to sit to just be, without thinking I should be doing this and that.
Worship music has been on and I have been singing again.
Yes, I miss singing.
I have placed aside for the moment my studies, just for this weekend.
I have been in that space where creativity needs to come back into my life.
Being creative fuels me, it encourages me, sometimes it’s frustrating and sometimes it can be messy.
I need to do something creative every day to find my balance. It’s in that creative space that we all to often forget to spend time, that’s when we allow ourselves to have the moment that is when refreshing will fall upon us.
This is when new ideas will appear this is where we see the colour coming back into our lives.
Having the space to create is where ideas start flowing.
Inspiration makes a comeback.
If you having been embracing your creativeness how are you going to bring it back?
What is one thing that you can do today to spend time in that creative space?
Get out your pens, paper, scrapbook, your guitar or whatever leads you to your creative space.
Today just be creative.
Give yourself time to let the creativity begin.