This testimony by Rachael Birch is one to read if ever we feel like fear is trying to have the upper hand in our lives. This testimony reflects on the truth of who God says we are.
Poetry by Jami D Johns. Short but thought provoking, many of you may identify with this piece. Where do you find rest from your striving? Worth a read.
A testimony by Sara Price on what she learnt from giving up makeup at Lent. "Stripped of the glitz and glam I analysed whether or not I was truly close to The Lord."
A beautiful poem by Gemma Hellawell (@mywordship) encouraging us to embrace our unique selves and resist comparing ourselves and our lives to others.
Written by Zoe Abernethy. Ever asked yourself what your purpose in life is? Why you are here? If you're questioning your purpose in life we suggest you give this one a read.
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."
A beautiful testimony by Leah Kerr on her journey with creativity. We think this testimony will resonate with a lot of you creatives out there. Worth a read for sure!
A devotion by Anna Kettle. "When we act as if singleness is somehow God’s second best, it’s not only damaging to individuals, but it’s also entirely un-Biblical too."
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.
A devotion by Abi Nevill. I spent most of my teenage years trying to change everything that made me ‘me’. When I think back, it was all so consuming. It takes time to discover your identity.
A story by Zoe Abernethy. When I met her she was bruised. Her eyes gave it away, that it wasn’t just physically. I could tell she had gone the distance, not only with her feet, but also with her heart.
A testimony by Alison Hardy. When I'm in schools talking to young people about self esteem, I often ask them about the labels people or they have placed on themselves.
A spoken word by Holly Warren. Holly heads up a missional community in Birkenhead with the Eden Network. As a creative she also enjoys painting and performing Spoken Word poetry.
Quote and design by Anri. How often do we rely on the world’s opinion of how we should live our lives? And how often do we switch off from the world and listen to the Holy Spirit to guide us?
A devotion by Mim. Our value can be ingrained in our nature to the very core of who we identify ourselves to be. Beliefs that have grown with us over the years. But what does God say about us?
A devotion by Cathy. When I was a teenager many years ago I remember the night I gave my life to Christ as if it were only yesterday and the verse I received that night.
A short story by Andy Abernethy. "I was pure, and I walked myself home that night, unaccompanied by the delights that I morbidly deny myself during the daylight hours".
A poem and testimony by Julia Povall. As I lay in the hospital bed I was quite bound by my own imperfections and felt a total failure. Then I felt God's peace surround me...
A testimony by Jenny. I stood at the back of church, tears streaming down my face as I struggled to sing the words to the worship song. How could God make something beautiful out of me?
A poem by Marilyn, "Who is she? She glides through life weightless and ethereal, her presence magnetic". Find more of Marilyn's work on Instagram @mywalkhiswisdom.
A devotion by Phil Walker. Do you know that you are more than what you do? Because I can assure you it’s true! And I’m going to show you why if you keep on reading.
A devotion by Iyore. When your Father sees you, He sees His Child; His beloved. God does not see you as the friend who left sees you. Read on for some encouragement on the theme of identity.
A testimony by Nathaniel Alsop. During childhood, I was caught up in the ongoing saga of trying to work out my identity. This led me to trying out a few incorrect solutions, one of which was porn.
A devotion by Bekki Flory. Growing up, we can begin to struggle as labels start to consume us. Don’t hold onto labels you don't want, or have outgrown, or that have never really been part of you at all.
A poem by Stacey at The Gathered Collective. I know my identity, it swells with pride inside me. A destiny awaiting me, and in that comes, a fresh, an atonement, a price for what I did.
A prayer by Rachel. [Let's pray together] Father, I don’t speak Hebrew or Latin, so please forgive the way I’m about to butcher your names. You gave them to me...
A Poem by Rachael Birch including video recording. "Where are you? "Here I am. Can't you see me? I am hidden in my busy-ness. I am running from here to there. Always something to do, someone to see..."
A poem by Zoe Abernethy. I am more than the sum of every high and every low. I am more than my achievements and the things I choose to show. I am more than my choices, the wrong and the right.
A devotion by Lynn Roberts. Our identity can be so easily knocked and cleverly redefined yet it’s purpose, when true, is to free you and to propel you into all God has for you.