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Doubt your Doubts

Doubt is like a prison holding you back from all you were created to do and be and, in my experience, fear is the captor. Start the new week by doubting your doubts and believe your beliefs👍#beautifulcourageousyou #doubthasnoplacehere#itsamindgame #fearisaliar image credit @christianwomeninbusiness

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A Journey of Healing in an Etsy Store!

Beautiful, Courageous You Collective is finally up and running on Etsy!

What is it? A collective of handcrafted perfume oils, candles and scarfs… all created with healing in mind. Every product has been prayed upon, blessed and loaded with love and faith to usher in healing for the recipient!

Throughout my book Beautiful, Courageous You – a journey on healing from depression, I write about the benefits of aromatherapy plus a plethora of other very practical steps you can take towards your healing. It is from this standpoint that I have, by popular request, created an essential oil perfume using a blend of the oils that I personally used to assist in recovery from anxiety & depression. You can read more here on aromatherapy for a happy mind. Meanwhile pop in to the Etsy store x


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Beautiful, Courageous You – New Zealand

 

Many lives were impacted, hearts touched and minds renewed at the Beautiful, Courageous You Women’s Event New Zealand!

The day started with Your’s truly 🙂 sharing my powerful journey of healing, restoration and deliverance from depression and anxiety. Then my amazing creative friends took the ladies into healing workshops for the Body, Soul & Spirit.

The Colours of Hope workshop was facilitated by Froyle Neideck from FroyleArt, this session saw creative expression being released and true identity unveiled… plus much more!

The Colours of Nature workshop had the ladies create their own beautiful floral tiara’s. As my friend amazing Dezley from Twig and Grace crowned the ladies & young girls with their floral tiaras there was a transaction in the Spirit – the unseen became a visual expression of joy!

We also held a Wellness session where myself and Anna (expert Nutritionist) presented some basic principles on eating for a healthy mind and how exercise can shift the depressed state!

At each session there was a beautiful exchange from having an orphan mindset to having the mindset of royalty… a revelation of heart ‘I am a daughter of the Most High, the King of Kings’. 👑! Psalm 8:3-5 tells us that we are royalty in God’s eyes: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, . . . what is man that You are mindful of him? . . . You have crowned him with glory and honour.” You are wearing a crown of glory and honour handcrafted by the King. Soak that in! #beautifulcourageousyou


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When The Storm is Over

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 Jesus says, ‘… In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NKJV)

Jesus knew well in advance that this life would be full of trouble, He has not promised when you believe in Him your life will be trouble-free, He has promised though that no matter what you face He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Trust me, when I gave my heart to Jesus there were no bolts of lightning tracking through the sky, the devil didn’t send me a congratulations card and wipe me off his list, what did happen though was a deep peace moved into my spirit.

Peace like no other, to this day  has been my anchor in the storms. I am almost certain, had I not been anchored in Him throughout the past few years, I quite possibly would have ended my life. In His Grace, Mercy and immeasurable love I have been made whole, complete in Him.

Whatever storms you may be going through stand fast, let the winds blow and when things settle you will look back and see His Sovereign hand has drawn a line of purpose through that which you thought you would never survive.


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Masters of the Masquerade

The most courageous decision I have ever made was the moment when I decided to take off my masks… my social mask, my school-mum mask, my corporate trainer mask, my church mask and every other ‘face’ that was not the real me.

Max Lucado, in his book Six Hours One Friday, describes our desperate desire to disguise our true -self…

“We are masters of the masquerade. Cars are driven to make a statement. Jeans are purchased to portray an image. Accents are acquired to hide a heritage. Names are dropped. Weights are lifted. Yarns are spun. Toys are purchased. Achievements are professed”.

In the depths of despair I had no energy for playing charades,  the blessing of this desperate place was that the real me, the amazing strong woman I was created to be, was finally allowed to come out of hiding… it was literally a case of being strong enough to show my weakness. For most of my life the real me was hidden behind a painted smile, I believe we all spend our time wearing costumed faces. The fear of rejection, fear to be ourselves pervades out thoughts until the real self is forgotten. May I encourage you to remove your masks, silence the fear and step into the freedom to be you. You do ‘you’ perfectly!created to stand out