Yesterday, while trying to relax after a long day, I decided to watch The Passion of The Christ. That movie has tugged on so many strings in my heart and while watching it again yesterday, I received a new perspective on the weight of what Jesus did. The idea that the gruesome treatment of Jesus [...]
I was going through my draft folder where a number of articles have been left to rot, and I came across this post that dates back to the 1st of November 2017. I began to read it and couldn't stop till I got to the end and wished I had never abandoned it. At this [...]
As I listened to those words come out of her mouth, I became quite ashamed and worried at the same time.
At the end of the last term of Nursery, Bumblebee came home with a plant in a cup. During the term, they had planted sunflower seeds and watered them till they grew out as beautiful seedlings. I placed the cup on my famous kitchen window sill and watered it as faithfully as I could. It [...]
At the start of the year, I got the leading from the Holy Spirit to invest time in something that draws from one of the passions God invested in me: teaching bible lessons to children. I was very excited about the prospect, but then I became quite scared as I thought about the implications and [...]
mama like no other! Through the years, every second of the way, even when distance seemed to prevail, she’s been there . . . Through each trial, every heartbreak and pain, even when giving up seemed the only way, she’s been there . . . The first one to smile at me on my entrance [...]
Please help me welcome my darling sister, Astra, to Alethea's Mind. She's our first guest on our guest writer series. She writes this beautiful post: GODFIDENCE!
"Who should I send? Who will go for us?"
"Dandelion" Over the period of the lockdown, we've gone on regular afternoon walks. Some of our favourite things to spot are the seedheads of dandelion plants, or what you might call a blowball. I've become quite fascinated by them, especially how with a single breath they disperse their hair-like seeds. Many times we're just like [...]
It's hard, but it's okay. It's lonely, but it's okay. It's stretching, but it's okay. It's uncommon, but it's okay. It's noble and it's okay! It's rewarding and it's okay! It's life-giving and it's okay! It's shame-free and it's okay! It's always okay to stand for TRUTH! - Alethea's Mind
Some weeks ago, we walked towards a lady who was trying to pick something up from her front pouch. We exchanged greetings and spoke to her for a bit and as we walked away, my daughter (DQ - she'll be five next month) said,"Mummy, I wanted to ask her if she knows Jesus. It's good [...]
Today heaven has gained a warrior
Yesterday was . . . But God! And through the darkness, He sang to me, and He still rejoices over me with singing. Today, I share my 'Songs in the Darkness', so I'll never forget His words to my heart . . . and so that you, if you find yourself in the dark, will [...]
. . . I knew I couldn't go through with it.
There is a chorus we sing at church that goes like this: "Who has the final say? Jehovah has the final say" Those words have come to mean more to me over these past few days as the accuser of the brethren geared up his armour to war against my peace of mind and my [...]
Did you just ask ME that?
The cry of His heart . . .
The Trajectory of the Spiritual Life
Because the Son set me free . . .