The Carpenter We suddenly arrive in this world with no built-in manual or tools of how to work this life. We are bombarded with everyone-else templates of how to be happy passed down from generation to generation. We can feel undone, not altogether, void and like we are missing a few screws within; but we… Continue reading The Carpenter. The Cross. And you.
The most profound thing I have heard is ‘you can’. The permission to have and build whatever my heart desired, of course within the will of God. The start of my journey with God was such a revelation! I was always bogged down with reasons why I couldn’t. A battlefield of why I couldn’t and… Continue reading A life based on God’s promises
Growing up in Manchester, I had a lot of insecurities about who I was, how I looked and if it was enough for people to like me. It really was a daily battle and something I struggled to get to terms with. I later found a way of coping and hiding the issues that troubled… Continue reading Lisa’s story: The road of comparisons lead me to a dark place…
The Purple Touch extends their gratitude and sincere thanks to every person, former OLC student, supermarket and business who donated so generously to our Christmas Hamper Appeal last month. We initially started with the goal of donating 10 hampers to student families of St Scholastica's Primary School and 5 hampers to student families of Our… Continue reading A Huge Thank You!
I practically turned from a cheeky and cheerful little girl to a real pain! For some strange reason, I was unable to speak out about what had happened to me, but I began to detest my mother and sought out ways to frustrate her – I believed that if she had protected me enough, I… Continue reading Excel’s Story Part 2: From Ashes to Beauty!
When I was single, my life was full of well-meaning people asking me when I was going to find someone and when I was going to get married… Oh, that million-dollar question! If only I knew... For me, finding love was never ever easy: I felt like I was under some kind of curse, (as… Continue reading Single or Cursed? – Gemma’s story
Some food for thought and biblical inspiration! God didn’t stop Penninah from bearing children, but none of those children were Samuel! Like Hannah, you may have people in your life who go out of their way to poke at you with their “blessings” or achievements, but pay them no mind. Do not focus on what… Continue reading Beware of Penniah – Stay focussed!
Interested? Please read the narrative below carefully and apply accordingly: God is not a supporting actor in the movie of our lives. Jesus, being the Director of All, has casted us into His script of ‘Salvation” the movie. Actually, it’s a full on series from Genesis to date! Jesus is not part of our stories,… Continue reading Lights! Camera! Action!
Who isn’t guilty of doing the first bit? Often we may start out with a great, God-given vision that we are excited about and absolutely certain will come to fruition. We work hard and sacrifice asking Him to guide, direct and motivate us, but the more time that goes by - and truthfully - the… Continue reading Downgrading to conform?