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…

What does Easter really mean for us?

I found it was really well explained in the book of Romans. It’s found in the New Testament, written by Paul probably around the year 57AD, it has 16 chapters and 9,447 words. I think it’s so important to really read into Romans 8:37-39, which states, ‘No, in all these things we are more than…

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….

Be Content

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said “never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:35 Reads easily enough, but the Bible becomes real and relevant when you see how it might fit with your life. So, the first…

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…

10 Reasons why Monday’s are actually great

They offer a new start every week. A fresh start with healthy eating, your new hobby that you promised yourself you’d start but didn’t, your promise that you’d be nicer to people, your new Gym routine, getting 8 hours sleep every night. It’s like having a New Years every week. Re-find your motivation Monday gives…

5 Things to do with all your Christmas chocolate 

Chocolate, sweets and money are the 3 most common things my family buy me for Christmas, so by January time I’m obese but slightly rich. So, here are 5 things that I have previously done with all my chocolate that save me eating my body weight and means that other people get a little treat…

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’…