Differently Able: Tilly’s Story of Resilience

For our first interview in the ‘Overcomers Series’, we’re having a chat with Tilly Awolola. Tilly is a writer, passionate mental health advocate and speaker. Although I knew a little bit about Tilly and her story from conversations with mutual friends, I didn’t quite know the extent of the traumatic journey she has been on. … Continue reading Differently Able: Tilly’s Story of Resilience

Day 29: Thankful for Rest

Rest. Hard to come by at times in our hyper-connected, tech-driven and 'Zoomed-out' world. Every one is on a race to arrive somewhere, be somebody and achieve something of worth. But we get out of balance when we forget that God hardwired ambition AND rest into the human race. Even God, the ultimate go-getter and … Continue reading Day 29: Thankful for Rest

Day 28: Thankful for Divine Correction

''My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline,    but don’t be crushed by it either.It’s the child He loves that He disciplines;    the child he embraces, he also corrects. God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children." (Hebrews 12:6,7 MSG) There have been many instances this year where … Continue reading Day 28: Thankful for Divine Correction

Day 26: Thankful for Challenges

If Goliath hadn't come out roaring and spitting out threats, David might have been confined to the backside of history as a good shepherd boy. If Nebuchadnezzar hadn't issued his threats, we wouldn't have discovered the dangerous boldness hiding inside the scrawny teenage bodies of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. If Moses hadn't been forced to … Continue reading Day 26: Thankful for Challenges

Day 25: Thankful for Unanswered Prayers

You might have clicked on this post wondering why in the world we would be thanking God for unanswered prayers. Unfortunately, years of imbalanced theology have led us to think that God HAS to give us everything we want. We tend to forget that every 'no' from God is a 'yes' to a bigger and … Continue reading Day 25: Thankful for Unanswered Prayers

Day 24: Thank God for Redeeming Love

One of my all-time favourite piece of Christian fiction is 'Redeeming Love' by Francine Rivers. It's a beautiful re-telling of the story of Hosea who went to great lengths to love his persistently unfaithful wife, Gomer. Gomer tested that man - kai! 🙂 Beyond being a beautiful and intriguing narrative, their problematic marriage was a … Continue reading Day 24: Thank God for Redeeming Love