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?
Let’s explore "the middle" of something... The middle of an exam or driving test and not knowing where you stand. The in-between of working and the anxiety of getting paid. The middle weeks of pregnancy and the uncertainty it can bring. The middle child of the family who isn’t like the eldest and nothing like… Continue reading Are you piggy in the middle?
When I was 13 years old, I had finally decided what I wanted to do in life; career wise anyway. I was going to be a music teacher in a secondary school. At my options evening at school, year 9, I worked out the path I was going to take. I was going to do… Continue reading Making It Happen in music – Our Denice, Neecy Allen
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!
'Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime'? But what if all you want is a “fish”? What if you’ve been putting all your energy into getting that “fish” for years? What if someone has been trying to teach you how… Continue reading Give a man a fish!
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!
Meet Sue-ellen. This 36 year old, Essex born mother of three, gets up from her king size divan every morning and gives her husband and kids a kiss before driving off to work in her black Audi TT. Suited in the latest jacket from D&G, coupled with her Prada bag and Jimmy Choo shoes she tunes into Capital FM before speeding off. She sings, “I’m every woman” to herself whilst planning the tasks she… Continue reading Why I rate the Atheist…
“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice...”James 3:16 ESV I started writing this article whilst in West Africa. I recently spent 6 weeks in Ghana and Togo and aside from having the most wonderful experience I was also able to get an insight into the culture, lifestyle and mentality of many West African inhabitants. Let… Continue reading Death of the Provider
As a creative learner, I love analogies, anecdotes and metaphors that help me to understand things better; especially lessons of life. When talking about life, I can’t help but to refer to the Author of life, who has left instructions and guidance in His Word to teach us how to live well. As I have… Continue reading Push!
I’ve been in Ghana for just over a year now and have thankfully got myself a great job in marketing. In true Purple style, I’ve made a few observations and just have to share it! Now, everywhere you go there will be office politics, but during my time here I have realised that Ghanaian office politics is… Continue reading Office Politics in a different country! Memories from our Rosie with love!