I live in South Africa’s best wine-growing and making region. Stellenbosch is home to the world’s best Chardonnay, and some pretty good Serah’s, Cabernet Savignon and many other fine wines. As I look out of my dining room window, I watch the vines growing at my neighbour’s vineyard. Fresh leaves at Springtime, ripe grapes later that summer, harvest time and then pruning – a living metaphor permeates my world.
It’s much easier to stay stuck, to continue feeling paralyzed by fear. But you can choose to embrace courage and learn the rhythms of healing and freedom.
Have you ever done something that frightens you? Well, that’s courage. What about drawing on strength in the face of pain or even grief? That’s courage too. Courage is bravery, a soul facing obstacles that would normally set them back, but choosing to move forward.
I want to talk to you about fear – and the fear of thousands of parents out there. And I want to talk to you about love. The kind of love that propels your children into their destiny with confidence. We cannot avoid the fear that knocks on our doors but we can confront it and deal with it.
When fear and love collide
Fear isolates, love embraces.
Fear speaks words of, “what if” whereas love responds with “even if”.
Grief is part of life. There are no two ways about it. We cannot escape loss or pain. However, how we process those moments and seasons of grief, shape our lives for days to come.
I recently tried to do too much at the same time, a little overwhelming I’d say. I discovered five things that can help in times like these.
Your greatest storm and hardship is where God can do the greatest miracle in your life. Hang in there because it won’t last, transformation is about to happen – Mandi Hart
Anxiety, fear, depression, and trauma are all loaded words with the tendency to evoke butterflies in one’s stomach or sadness in your heart.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released statistics that ever 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.