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LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (2)

THE TRANSPLANTING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my seed growing experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the next stage in my adventure. As I continued to water the shoots that had appeared I saw a great deal of growth. In a short time I noticed […]


CELEBRATING BLACK WOMEN IN BRITAIN: SISTERS CONF 2018

I would highly recommend this Conference as a great opportunity for black women in the UK to come together. It aims to be an educational and inspiring event. I look forward to seeing you there! Dr Val Bernard Allan Presents: Drawing Moses From The Water – Sunday 20th May 2018 […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (1)

THE SEED GROWING EXPERIENCE When I recently reflected on my family history I realised that farming was one of the things that was very central to their life. My mother has a love for all things green, whether indoor or outdoor plants, flowers and definitely growing food at her allotment. […]


FOLLOWING THE JONESES LEADS TO DEBT

It would appear that our 21st century world feeds us a daily, relentless dose of advertising, which sells us the promise that the road to happiness is through consumerism and materialism. So can we really feel good about ourselves if we are not keeping up with the Joneses? I believe […]


HOW MUCH STUFF DO WE REALLY NEED?

I was so excited to go on an Interrail trip one summer with one of my friends. We bought an Interrail pass to explore Europe by train. We had been planning this trip for weeks and looked forward to visiting iconic buildings and places of interest in France, Spain, Italy, […]


DON’T WORRY TELL GOD YOUR NEEDS

When we watch TV news reports and read newspapers we often see more headlines that speak of doom and gloom than anything else. These things can cause us to worry. I think there should at least be an equal balance of good news and bad, or have more positive news […]


FORGIVE AND LET IT GO!

At times things happen that are outside of our control, and sometimes we may feel unjustly treated. In life we have to deal with those situations whether we like it or not, how do we handle it? The family car was unable to get out of the garage, it was […]


KEEP TRYING

I remember when I was growing up, as a young child I would often say “I can’t!” I’m not sure what it was that held me back from thinking that I could do things. Maybe because deep inside me I felt very shy, I was quiet and lacked confidence. I […]


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WHAT RIPPLES ARE YOU MAKING?

“Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say.” Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone that had faith in Him.” John 7:38-39 It is beautiful to observe the natural world, so much […]


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TESTED IN THE FIRE

I remember going to a creative pottery shop with my family and friends for a birthday celebration. We all gathered around the large tables and worked on our little piece of art to create a masterpiece. There were tiles which we could draw on and paint our own design, in […]