One thing I tried really hard to focus on last year was, creating a peaceful home. To me, a peaceful home is one where everyone knows what’s expected from them and where everyone feels comfortable and safe to be who they are.One where everyone feels respected and they themselves respect each other.One with no yellingContinue reading “Creating a Peaceful Home: Routines and Rhythms”
Author Archives: Niclair
Just strolling into 2022!
Its commonplace for me to roll into the new year with all my intentions set, ready to springboard myself into a renewed purpose for the year ahead. I have to say, though, it’s not been that way this year.
Honestly, I am proud of myself for getting through last year in one piece!
Shine Your Light At Work!
I realise that my place of work is my ministry also. There is harvest at my job and I need to walk through those doors every day with my heart mission-ready. A few months ago, I asked a co- worker of mine, in usual conversation, how they were doing? They replied that they weren’t feelingContinue reading “Shine Your Light At Work!”
Mindful ways to Pause and Connect
These past 18 months have been nothing short of exhausting between the lockdowns, Covid anxieties, self- isolations, new hustles and disappointments, and the unexpected pivots we have had to make. For me, the mental and emotional load left me depleted. I needed a real mental break from processing it all, from keeping up with everythingContinue reading “Mindful ways to Pause and Connect”
Funny enough, this ended up being the word of the week in our family devotions this week. The Cambridge dictionary defines complacency as ‘a feeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation that prevents one from trying harder.’ We dream. We plan, but LIFE happens, and sometimes we become complacent. We want toContinue reading “Final #5:Complacency”
Dream-Slayer #4: Limiting Beliefs
I’m not important enough.I’m not good enough.This isn’t for me.I’m supposed to be this size.Those things don’t happen for small people like me.I never win these things.No one will take me seriously.I’m too old for that.That’s just my personality. These are the kinds of thoughts that circle our minds when we want to move forwardContinue reading “Dream-Slayer #4: Limiting Beliefs”
IMPATIENCE- Another Dream-Slayer!
You know that feeling of anticipation, worry, excitement, hesitancy, reluctance, enthusiasm, all of it rolled into a big knot that penetrates your mind and heart all at the same time. You know the feeling! It’s like when you try baking the perfect cake FOR THE FIRST TIME, or when you know you waffled during that interview, but you sold yourself the best you could to get that position- and you really want that job, or when you’re about to become a mom for the first time, and you seem to be ever so sloooooooowwwly approaching that due date. We have all been in spaces where we have had to wait on someone or something to come to be in our lives.
UNGRATEFULNESS: The Dream- Slayer
When we are stuck in the cycle of complaining and being miserable in our current situation it hinders and blinds us from seeing how God is working in the present to bring our dreams to fruition.
COMPARISON: The Dream-Slayer
A dream frustrated. Truth: Sometimes I want to kick my dreams under the rug and leave it there! Listen, I want to be transparent and real with you. Sometimes I get angry, bitter, frustrated; because the ladder I had been trying to climb, seemed to be laid out perfectly steady and stable- for someone elseContinue reading “COMPARISON: The Dream-Slayer”
Dust Off Those Dreams!
I am still learning that God’s plan for me is bigger than I can dream up! I am still learning that God will make space for the things he has placed in my heart! A few years ago, God had moved me to be more proactive in sharing my faith and being a witness forContinue reading “Dust Off Those Dreams!”