I have been running my own creative business for over 12 years I absolutely love it. I started out with my own jewellery line but gradually moved into creative education, developing my own team and running workshops and clubs through schools and centres across the city. As one of my main clients is schools, at the… Continue reading Melissa’s Pandemic Palava – a story of faith and resourcefulness
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…
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
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?
When we were children, discovering the wonders of the world, expectations, desire and hope were a natural part of us. We were fascinated by fairytales and hoped that our prince would one day come; we hoped that there would be a pot of gold at the end of our rainbow and that good would always overcome evil. We never expected anything less. When things didn’t initially go… Continue reading Hope hard (again)!
I started to go to church regularly by my own decision from when I was 14 years old. I was young and very naïve. I had my pre-conceived ideas of God and what it was to believe. However, this frame of mind that I had regarding the things of God was gradually being unpicked, broken… Continue reading Have Your Own Faith!
I’ve been in Africa now for a year and it has been a learning curve to say the least! I came here in December 2012 and have literally had to build my life from scratch out here. Ghana to be precise. I had to find a place to live, find a job, build a marriage, etc. What a… Continue reading Get the wine out!