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Emotional Gravity - Introduction

Do you feel a constant pull in your life but cannot explain what it is?  It is gravity on your physical body but there is also emotional gravity pulling on your soul!      Gravity is what keeps your feet on the ground.  It is a natural phenomenon and is essential to life here on planet earth.  Without gravity, chaos would result.  Every time you jump up, you experience gravity when it pulls you back down to the ground.  Imagine jumping up and then floating off uncontrollably!  We do need gravity.  Legend tells us that in the 1600s, an English physicist and mathematician was sitting under an apple tree when an apple fell upon his head.  As he sat rubbing his head, he started to wonder why the apple fell to the ground in the first place.  The man was Isaac Newton and this apple story led to his Theory of Universal Gravitation.     I was sitting in the bathtub, crying my eyes out one dreary afternoon, watching my tears drop into the water.  As I pondered upon my melancholy I beg

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Being a Friend - Who Covers Transgressions

He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.   - Proverbs 17:9 In this day and age it seems almost impossible to find a friend who has a deep conviction about being a friend.  We live in a time when everything is disposable and this even applies to our friendships.  Too many women are only interested in being a friend if it benefits them but when their friend becomes too needy or simply doesn’t add value to their life, they move on.  As Christian women we need to be different.  Not only do we need to stick around and offer friendship in difficult times but we also need to go as far as to cover our friends’ transgressions.   This means that when they mess up you draw even closer to them and do whatever you can to cover their transgression.  Yes, you read it correctly, the Bible actually tells us to cover our friends’ transgressions.  If we take a look at the Hebrew text we will see that cover from this verse means to plump, that is, to fill

Being a Friend - Who Judges Herself

Did you know that if you judge someone else you are bringing judgement upon yourself? Yes it’s true and it’s a scary thought.  Also, the measure that you use to judge will be used back on you.  Not only that, but if we compare ourselves to other people we are told by God that we are not wise.     I don’t know about you, but judging and comparing ourselves is just what we naturally do as girls! We are born that way.  From the earliest age I can remember judging others and comparing myself to other people.  We are taught to compare and compete at school, we are taught to judge.  It seems to be the ‘acceptable’ thing!  But not according to God’s standard.  His ways are higher than ours and if we are parents we should not conform to the world’s ways, we should save our children from the judgement of God by teaching them to show mercy to others from a young age.  So let’s take a look at God’s ways. Matthew 7:1-2 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you wi

Being a Lover - With a Past

Before we can get into the fun side of being a lover we should take a look at the things that can prevent us from enjoying intimacy in marriage.  Sadly few people wait until their wedding night these days leaving loads of marriages scarred by unnecessary baggage.  It wasn’t meant to be this way.  We, like swans, were designed to love once and to make that love last a lifetime.  In Song of Solomon it says three times, “Do not stir up nor awaken my love until it pleases.”  Usually when something is repeated in the Bible it means that we really need to get it!  Many versions omit the ‘my’ from that verse but when you realise that the original text says ‘my’ you realise that what is being requested is a man asking the woman not to arouse him before it is the right time to be aroused.  There is a right time and a wrong time to be aroused.  Why?  Because once you are aroused it is very difficult not to want to go all the way and this is why the verse in 1 Corinthians 7:9 had to be added t

Suicide of Rick Warren's Son

I was shocked when I heard the tragic news about Rick Warren's son.  If you don't know who Rick Warren is, he is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church , a very influential and well respected Christian leader.  If you’re unaware of what happened, here’s  Pastor Rick’s letter .  We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Pastor Rick, his family and his church.  There are no words to express just how sad we are with and for you. I have decided to take this opportunity to share my story, which I have recorded in detail in my book, Hope's Journey , with you at a very special Girl's Night which will be hosted here in Cheltenham, UK and once recorded will be available on our YouTube channel .  If you can't make the Girl's Night and need support please feel free to contact me or get in touch with your local church or with the Samaritans .  Facts about suicide around the world: 1 million people across the globe die by suicide each year. That

Life Workshop

Join us for one day where we will workshop your life so that you will have a road map to become who you have always wanted to be and will do the things that you have always wanted to do! Life is short and you have wasted too much time already, don't put a price tag on the rest of your life. Stop waiting and change your life today. Areas Covered: Money - Take Control Relationships - Find Satisfaction Work - Find Purpose Spiritual - Be Complete (optional extra) Ticket: You ticket will entitle you to a full day Life Workshop, tea, coffee, lunch as well as one private follow up mentoring session after the event. £600   Book here You know all those things you've always wanted to do?   You should go DO THEM.  .........................................................................................................................

Being a Woman in Business - Who Leads by Example

Someone is always watching you. Whether you like it or not you are leading. The question though is whether or not you are leading people in a good way or in a bad way. It’s not what you say that counts as much as what you do and it’s not what you do in public that counts as much as what you do when you think no one is looking! Often it is the small things that we think are insignificant that are actually the things which have the most impact on people’s lives. The "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy is nonsense. Even if you expect them to do as you say, they will find it very difficult not to do as you do. It is a double standard which will only cause people to be discouraged and feel insecure or betrayed. You are a leader. Full stop. If you are alive and breathing you are leading someone unless of course you are the Unabomber who lived alone in a remote cabin. I wonder who his leader was? Parenting is leadership, have a job is leadership and going to churc

Being a Mother - Who is Available

Mobile phones, computers, TV’s and so many other screens can give our children the impression that we are not available to them.  Talking to them while looking at a screen of some sort will only send the wrong message to our precious children.  They need eye contact.  They need tender touch.  They need our full, undivided attention. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  - Deuteronomy 6:6-7 God instructed the Israelites to teach the commandments to their children when they were at home, when they away from their home, when they went to bed and when they woke up in the morning.  He was telling them to be available to their children morning, noon, and night!  How many of us spend that much time with our children?  More importantly, how many of spend that much time teaching our children Go

Fun April Fool's Press Release

Business Men in Women’s Clothes A local woman in business group has become so popular that business men are doing whatever it takes to find a way to sneak in. Eric De Souza, Director of Cheltenham School of Music , and international business man, Gerald Pattyn from Thomson Reuters were found dressing up to fit in. King’s Daughters founded their Women in Business division in January of this year and already their events are proving to be very popular. Angela, the founder of King’s Daughters says, “Each event guarantees business growth tools, great food, networking, fun, laughter and a serious brain storming session called the Wonderbra session. We have held nothing back to create the most exclusive business network in Gloucestershire.” Jane Forey-Amante of Think Mortgage Options said, “Brilliant lunch and a fantastic group of ladies, left feeling inspired.” Despite the photo being a bit of tongue in cheek April fool’s day fun, Eric De Souza who has actual