The direction I want to take the blog in has changed and I’m excited to share some new things which are coming on July 2nd. My laptop and I have definitely seen more of each other than ever before! Back when I wrote my first blog post in 2015, I really had no idea that 6 years later I’d be doing any of these things… it’s funny how God takes you on a journey and you end up in places that you really weren’t expecting.
If you’re subscribed to the newsletter, I announced the ebook back in April. I also mentioned that it would be released in July, but subscribers would receive a copy in June. If you haven’t subscribed, make sure you do and you’ll get it before the new website goes live. The topic of the free 7 day devotional is JOY and I’m soooo excited to be sharing it with you. It feels like it’s been in progress for years, but I actually only decided to write it earlier this year. I can’t wait for it to be available to everyone!
When I was younger, my favourite shop in the world was Waterstones and the dream would be to have a physical book in stores at some point in life. The ebook was essentially a mini-blog each day, but working on a book has been far more challenging. I’ve (sort of) decided on the structure, but writing it really is going to stretch me even further – not least because I won’t have written so much since my dissertation!
2. Devotion Planner
The value of structuring your devotional life cannot be overstated. This free resource helps you to do two crucial things:
- Plan ahead in terms of what you’ll be studying.
- Review each month of study through the use of prompts.
In the past, I’ve tried doing devotions in many different ways, but using the planner has really enhanced my devotional experience of late. If you’re looking for something to help you take a more organised approach to devotions, this is the tool for you!
3. 1:1 Conversations
I’d love to hear what you guys are studying or even help you with your spiritual journey in any way I can. I’m still very much the devotion champion that I was in So You’ve Stopped Having Devotions? There are definitely times when I’m just not motivated to engage spiritually and I recognise that that can be the case for others too. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, look out for the changes to the Resources page on July 2nd which will have details on how you can book a session.
Aside from purely devotion/spiritual topics, you’re more than welcome to book the session if you’d just like to talk about life. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I do love to listen and give people the space to be heard. There’s something incredibly humbling about being aware of experiences outside my own ‘bubble’ of knowledge/experience. I hope you know that I’m here for you. That’s always been the case, but the 1:1 Conversations link will help me be more intentional about it because far too many people think that there’s no one they can turn to.
All sessions are free and confidential.
I am quite literally the last person who saw myself saying “hi, welcome back to my channel” but lo and behold… that will actually be me very soon (also on July 2nd). Back in February I remember fretting that 4 months wasn’t long enough to prepare for a channel. I can’t edit, I don’t know about audio or lighting, I don’t even know if I have the personality for it – all of these things contributed to a meltdown the other day. But I did what Grace does best – plan – and that has really helped with the anxiety of doing something new.
The main reason for wanting to explore something new/different is that I’ll be able to expand on the blogs. I’m that person that in real life will happily chat away about devotions and thoroughly enjoys conversations about practical Christianity – if you haven’t already, check out this channel because I simply love their discussions. The irony is, when a friend asked me to do videos for his channel 2 years ago, I desperately tried to get out if it… now I’m voluntarily doing it! Funnily enough that experience gives me faith that I can do this.
July 2nd (yes, that date again) is when all of the above will be live. I hope that you’ll engage with the new content and that you’ll find it useful and meaningful. I really have no idea where the next 6 years will take me (blogwise), but I’m glad that I’ve chosen to step out of my comfort zone and this is where I’ve ended up.