SHE IS Collective

Be you

Be you 1707 2560 Hope City Church

I’m often told that I have a tendency to pray for people right there and then, whatever their problem or illness. To me it comes naturally and it’s only when people say things like….. ‘oh you always pray for people,Eunike’, that I realise that my behaviour may have been unusual…

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Embracing change

Embracing change 2560 1707 Hope City Church

Since moving to the North East in 2012, I have lived in five different homes, averaging a house move once every one and a half years… and in two weeks time, I will be moving again! Part of me loves it… they say a change is as good as a…

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In the waiting

In the waiting 2560 1765 Hope City Church

One of the things I have missed the most during lockdown is being able to travel. I love trying the different food, enjoying the beautiful scenery, learning about new cultures and just being able to explore! However, the one thing I really am not keen on is the flight. Don’t…

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Mind games

Mind games 2560 1707 Hope City Church

Last week, as I was walking on the beach, I decided to stop and grab a coffee at the cafe. As I was about to place my order, the lady smiled at me and asked, “Do you want your usual? You are the lady that surfs and orders a coffee…

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Return to sender

Return to sender 1704 2560 Hope City Church

Confession time: on several occasions in this lockdown season, I’ve found myself thinking it would be nice to “un-become” a parent. Spending 24/7 with a strong-willed, very loud, very determined, very everything three year old certainly has its moments and I’ve found myself wistfully dreaming of times when I could…

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It’s time to let it go

It’s time to let it go 2560 2313 Hope City Church

Recently I found myself tidying the dreaded accessories drawer. It took me an hour just to untangle one knot from a necklace that I hadn’t put away properly. Whilst I was doing this impatiently, my daughter said, “Don’t worry mum, let me help you!” As a parent of a toddler,…

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Dreaming again

Dreaming again 2560 1707 Hope City Church

Throughout lockdown I have been watching some great home design programmes and I found that it has often inspired me to think of new ideas. I love imagining, dreaming and planning about what I could do with my house and garden and how it could suit us better for our…

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Unwanted visitors

Unwanted visitors 2560 1700 Hope City Church

Recently the government has advised us not to have visitors to our homes during the coronavirus pandemic and I’m adhering to their guidelines as much as I’d love to see my family and friends. However I have had a couple of unwanted visitors! Two unwelcome ‘friends’ have crept back into my life.…

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Every day is a gift

Every day is a gift 2560 1707 Hope City Church

It’s 10 weeks since lockdown began, I have 8 weeks of homeschooling under my belt and a new found level of respect for every teacher out there. 8:45 Family Devotional 9:00 PE 10:00 Maths/English 11:00 Creative Learning And on it goes…. This is my family’s new norm, our new daily routine give or take…I’m…

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Lockdown quirks

Lockdown quirks 2560 1707 Hope City Church

I think it’s fair to say this lockdown situation has the nation responding in varying ways to the worries of catching coronavirus. Now although we’re all different I’ve noticed some rather amusing behavioural trends arising; eg. people who walk on the other side of the road when they see you…

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Soul food

Soul food 2560 1707 Hope City Church

It’s week 8 of lockdown in the UK! Who imagined that it would go on for so long? To begin with, I felt excited about the possibilities that lay within my ‘new normal’. I got busy making plans on how to use this time well. My housemates can attest to…

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Finding beauty in the now

Finding beauty in the now 2560 1707 Hope City Church

My youngest child, Luka has recently turned 11 years old. He’s in his final year of primary school and we are still unsure whether he will actually finish the school year there. It could be that the next time he goes to school will actually be high school! Twelve years…

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