Intentional Living and free gift

Well it's that time of year again when I take stock of what has passed and look to the adventure and possibilities of the 365 days laid out in front of me.

Last year my One Word  was 'Release'. My desire is always to help women release their full potential as daughters of Almighty God. What I wasn't prepared for was the releasing work God was planning to do in me.

One of the biggest things I have been released from is my need for control. Not just over tasks and structure but over myself and my feelings. God has taught me to trust him with the details and to be vulnerable with my heart.

This is still a huge work in progress. When God comes into our lives he gives us a new heart and a new Spirit. As we are changed we are not left with empty spaces where sin, guilt, doubt and fear once were.

So with that in mind I am aware that I need to replace the control I released with something new. This is where my word for 2016 comes in.

I have already started being intentional with what and how I write. There is a new look and feel to this website which will now focus on my devotional and speaking ministry, encouraging women to live full lives in Christ.

There is a new website specifically for the relationships and singles ministry. This is where you will now find details about the Let's Talk About Sex and Relationships course and the Mentoring Programme.

Trusting God by becoming more vulnerable has allowed me to share my own story without fear or shame. You will see a whole new About page that is much more personal, there are many stories ready to be shared over the next two months and I encourage you to sign up to receive updated posts straight to your inbox (top of the page) so you don't miss out as I share my heart.
If you're in the UK pick up a copy of January's Woman Alive Magazine where I share about my depression and stay in a mental health unit.

Over the years I have helped various ministries and individuals with their publicity designs, media and websites. I have now brought all that together and my son and I have set up a business to support people just like me, new writers, individuals, small businesses. If you are after a more professional look, an on-line presence or marketing material then please pop over and have a look at Hartan Design and enjoy a free planning calendar and 25% discount until the end of January.

All of these changes are about being intentional in using the skills, gifts and desires that God has given me.

What's your One Word for 2016? Could you be using what God has placed in your hand more intentionally? Need help to get organised? I'd love to help you through mentoring. Share your story for 2016 below and if you have a life story which you think could help others contact me for details of a new project coming in the Spring.

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1 comment:

  1. Love your word! :) Totally agree with what you say about control! Oh I definitely have control issues and am trying to release my ways and desires to Him.

    I wish you a Blessed New Year! Let's keep in touch!