When Anxiety Comes

As the title suggests, this is a tool I’ve designed to help you face reality when anxiety comes. That’s right when anxiety comes. It arrives at different points for all of us…

Where’s your mountain top?

It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of life and feel suffocated by all the things that we should be doing. Often times, the thing that slides the most is our prayer time, quiet time with God or our Bible reading time. There’s probably several reasons for this but that’s not my point. Nor…

Why We Changed the Name

Guess who’s back and better than ever?! (google it) After a long time of prayer and consideration we have decided to rejuvenate our blog: our name, vision and format. Originally, we named our blog ‘Rooted’ because our vision was wide and less focused than it is now. We wanted to encourage other believers to be…

When I don’t feel like praising…

Maybe it’s Sunday morning, and the band is playing all your favourites but for some reason, you just can’t concentrate. Perhaps you didn’t get the results you worked so hard for. You’ve fallen out with a friend. Or maybe you’re just tired? Let me start by saying this worship is not for you, but you…

For the girls (boys too if you like)

For the girls (boys too if you like) This post has been on my heart for a very long time, I am so excited to share this with you all because I truly believe that this can change things. It is so hard to express the vastness of this subject in written words, there is…

Joy

It’s basically December, so I’ve recently started to listen to Christmas music again. I’ve also started watching Christmas films and actually decorated my Uni flat. While doing all of this, I began to realise something that has changed my life.   The past 6 months have been really hard for many reasons, I’ve found myself…

Uncomfortable

The title above literally is the one word to describe my life right now! What if comfort isn’t the goal? We live our lives constantly chasing after what is comfortable and we therefore think that these things are ‘good’. Think about it practically, we eat ‘comfort food’ (chocolate for me) when we’ve had a bad…

This is my Prayer in the Fire

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so that I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20 [NLT] You might be familiar with this phrase of a God who can change a situation of defeat into an incredible victory but you may…

Comparison kills, but you can prevent it.

Whether it’s consciously or sub-consciously, we compare ourselves to other people. Whether it be on bodily appearance, facial appearance, their intelligence, humour, lives, relationships or wealth, we all do it. Summer, statistically, heightens the rate of comparison especially of body image, it seems that Instagram becomes an atmosphere that celebrates ‘bikini bodies’ and who has…

5 Ways to Beat Revision Blues

We at Rooted know that most of you are well into exam prep by now, but study leave can seem pretty intimidating. You might be like I was, daunted by the idea of trying to spend whole days revising but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are a few ways I’ve managed to…