3 things Elim School of Worship taught me

For anyone who is wondering what I’ve spent the past year doing, here is a very tiny snippet of the internship that I have just finished for my placement year. I had the privilege of being involved with various types of ministry within the church but here’s one aspect I wanted to share some standout…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Affirmations

“how do you see you”? That challenged me because although I’m not the grumpiest person in the morning I still didn’t wake up feeling ready to ‘attack’ my obstacles. I woke up, got a shower, did my reading and went to school….

Overwhelmed But Not Overcome

Do you ever have one of those days where everything just seems to happen at once? First, you wake up late, then you forget to take money for lunch, you forget to bring in the one piece of homework you’ve actually done and then get about 5 hours of homework for the next day? Me…

Responding to God

Most of the time when God calls us to do something, it’s uncomfortable, and you feel a bit like Saul standing out in the open; head and shoulders above everyone else. Remember that he’s not asking for your perfect self – he’s calling your ‘only’ and your ‘but’s’…