How to study the bible in 4 simple steps

How to study the bible in 4 simple steps

Do you remember when you first started reading your bible? I sure do! I would often jump from book to book, opening the bible at random and praying a scripture would jump out at me. Ha! Has anyone else done this? Let’s be honest - this ‘method’ of going through the bible wasn't really a method at all - I was only taking in bits and pieces - I really didn’t have an in-depth knowledge or understanding of the bible!

Since then, I’ve found a much more effective and exciting way to study the bible, and I’m going to share it with you so you! Here are four simple steps to studying your bible.

10 things I would tell my single self

10 things I would tell my single self

There are so many things that I’ve realised that could have changed the direction of my life (or realigned it for good) that I only realise now. Isn’t hindsight an amazing thing?
My husband and I started dating just after my 18th birthday - I was 18 and he was 20. (We were so young!) He was my first boyfriend and proper relationship, so to speak, and I am ever so grateful and thankful that he was the one that I married.But your story might be different. You might be 25 and never been kissed. Or you might have had a string of broken relationships and broken relationships. Maybe you've been engaged or married before but it didn't work out. Before you dive into the 10 things I've learned, I want you to know that n matter what your story is, Jesus is the only one who can determine your value - He is the great redeemer who makes you whole, and He calls you loved.Oh, and there's one more thing you should know. Being single is not a disease, and being married is not the goal. Being single is a unique time in your life where you have a whole lot of opportunity that you may not have when you’re married. It’s a time to know your value, discover your purpose and calling, and dig into the things that God has for your life.So like a sister or a friend, I just want to pass on the tips that I would tell my single self. I hope they help you.

4 myths about sisterhood

4 myths about sisterhood

What comes to mind when you think of sisterhood? Do you feel excited? Or does the word make you grimace? Do you feel uncomfortable or awkward? I know there are a lot of negative feelings toward the concept of a ‘sisterhood’ or simply being in community with other women, because I’ve felt them myself.

So today I’m going to clean out the trash and bust four rubbish lies that you might be believing about sisterhood. Let’s dive in and find out the truth!

Quitting my job and trusting God

Quitting my job and trusting God

At the end of 2017 I took a huge leap of faith. I quit my job and said YES to what I felt God had been nudging me toward for a long time. I felt God had been nudging me to create content, resources and community for you.

The crazy thing is that I quit my job a week before a six-week holiday to America. At the same time, my husband had just started a new job and neither of us would have any money coming in while we were away. So it really was a leap of faith for the both of us.

10 ways to create community

10 ways to create community

Have you ever felt alone? I sure have. Let me tell you about it.

I felt alone at times throughout high school, in between friendship groups, trying to figure out where I belonged and whom I belonged to.

I felt alone at church. In the midst of doing, doing, doing, it seemed like community was sadly put on the back burner.

I felt alone in creating an online course – all those 5am starts and 1am bedtimes, building something around my full-time job. I loved it, but it sure got lonely sometimes.

I felt alone while creating, dreaming and planning new ideas for She is Light. While I had a fantastic network of fellow young female entrepreneurs, the people closest to me didn’t necessarily understand what I was doing.

How a snowflake reminded me of my purpose

How a snowflake reminded me of my purpose

Do you remember, as a kid, making those paper snowflakes to string up around the classroom during the holiday season, or to decorate wintry windows with at home? I was never particularly good at this. I’d fold my little paper the requisite number of times, and slice eagerly into it with scissors to create haphazard geometric patterns I hoped would look purposefully abstract. But somehow they always ended up with gaping holes and shapeless attempts at intricacy