A prayer by Sarah Butterfield. One for all the creatives out there. This one touched us and convicted us as we read it. We pray it blesses and encourages all those who read it as it did us.
Have you ever been tempted to compare yourself to people in a different stage of life? Then maybe you will want to give this thoughtful testimony by Georgia Barrow a read.
Phil Walker returns with a devotion brimming with insights and advice to help us face comparison head-on and find a new way through jealousy.
A poem on the theme of change. Change can seem scary sometimes. But maybe as we step out we realise it isn't so bad after all. This poem explores these thoughts.
A Testimony by Zoe Abernethy on leadership, letting go and embracing the change God had for her. At times, I have tried to hold on to things that have brought me life in the past but are not for my ‘now’.
A spoken word piece inspired by Matthew 7:24-27. This piece was first performed by our co-founder, Mim, at MCYC Young Adults Christian camp in July 2019.
Gemma says "This spoken word was written during a challenging time in my life, as a reminder of our God’s faithfulness even when we feel too weak to have faith."
Do your weaknesses make you feel like a failure? Cathy wants to assure you that you are not alone - the bible is also full of people who have made mistakes!
A devotion by Cathy Buntin. This short devotion focuses on the story of Esther and encourages us to consider, are we also here for such a time as this?
A beautiful piece of artwork and poetry submitted by the talented Katie Louise. "It came like a vision, so fast and so sudden, the purpose, the potential, bursting with new life and colours I hadn’t seen"
A beautiful poem by Gemma Hellawell (@mywordship) encouraging us to embrace our unique selves and resist comparing ourselves and our lives to others.
A beautiful piece of poetry from our friends over at @sheisidentified, exploring our theme of Purpose. "There has to be something greater than this, some type of warmth, some type of bliss."
We just love this poem submitted by Abigail Rudibaugh. Who will speak for the trees? ”is good, but “Who will let the trees speak?” is better, if we are asking questions.
A devotional by Cathy Buntin. In this piece, Cathy looks at the different relationships found in the bible and ponders what we can learn from these examples.
Have you ever looked at the person you are today and realised how you are shaped by your experiences of yesteryear? Rachel explores her past and present in this intriguing poem.
The second part of Phil Walker's Devotion Series: Growing Pains. Even when God isn’t stretching us through the things we face, we can still choose to grow our spiritual muscles.
A poem by Jenifer Jones. Have you ever wanted to resist growth because you know it will be difficult and uncomfortable? May you find encouragement in this beautifully written poem.
A testimony by our co-founder, Zoe Abernethy, in the form of a letter to her younger self. In this piece Zoe reflects on what she has learnt as she looks back at her life.
Heartfelt, vulnerable and honest, this poem explores the sometimes painful journey of growth: the dark of new beginnings ending with the glimpse of hope that comes from knowing God.
A Testimony by Anri. With every battle, and every giant you face, a growing process happens.Growing a dependency on Christ takes time, and patience, and endurance.
A Devotion by Jessica Shipton. You’ve heard it all before: when one door closes, another opens. But, it’s often hard to be optimistic about the prospects of a new door opening when one has just closed.
A Testimony by She Is Identified. Is God calling you out into something different? Growth can sometimes be a blind process, but is it time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new?
A Devotion by Cathy Buntin reflecting on the theme of growth. Cathy encourages us to take some time out to check our spiritual health and provides some examples of how we can grow in our faith.
Written by Rebecca Flory. This short story follows the life of a fragile seed and the journey it went on before becoming a vibrant flower, under the loving care and dedication of 'The Gardener'.
Some prayers only need few words but they say a lot. For Zoe Abernethy, writing this one down was about capturing a moment of clarity so that she would never forget God in the midst of this past season of her life.
Part one in a two part series. A devotion by Phil Walker exploring the theme of growth. Do we grow from the hard things we experience in life? Phil explores the idea in this thoughtful piece.
One for all the busy parents out there! In this encouraging devotion @MelissaLikes encourages parents to take some time out of the busyness of parenthood to cultivate their relationship with God.
A lot of us have been there; do we turn our back on our faith, or keep on walking with God? In this vulnerable and heartfelt poem, Stacey from @thegatheredcollective explores this choice.
A Testimony by Zoe. ‘Why don’t you go to University?’ One friend said to me... I looked at her to see if she was serious... ‘Oh no, that is not for me, I will never go to Uni, I am not academic enough’.
A Devotion by Rachael Birch exploring growth. This motivating piece explores how growth means different things to different people, incorporating some exciting examples of how to take that leap.