May Praise Post

May Praise Post

I’ve turned my Monthly Praise Posts into a link up to encourage you (yes, you) to write up your own post about what God has been doing in your life this month. You can find out more below.
 
So another month has been and gone. I can’t help but wonder where the time has disappeared to. I’ve managed to write for The Hashtag Magazine, write another health food review,  complete a blogging course, run a youth service and even go on a long weekend friends (I only did a teensy bit of blog-work). Somehow I haven’t died from tiredness, which I’m pretty sure is all to do with God and His strength. To celebrate the fact that I’m still live and kicking, let’s see how God has been at work in May.
  1. I’m never going to stop being grateful for “my sisters from other misters”. Spending the very first day of my favourite month with Annabel was great. We watched The Three Musketeers, tried our first matcha lattes (review to come), and enjoyed my mum’s chocolate fudge cake.
  2. I started and completed the Blog Audience Blueprint during May. Designed and run by Melyssa Griffin, my latest must-read blogger’s blogger, it was a really illuminating email course that has opened my eyes to so many places I was slipping up. Even my SEO tactics have changed and I seriously need to up my Pinterest game. I’m ridiculously grateful to God for the day I first came across Melyssa Griffin. Her blog was what encouraged my to keep the blogging going when I was starting to doubt myself.
  3. This month I’ve been trying to get my head wrapped around how healthy eating and the Bible link up. (I think I sort of understand the modest fashion/Bible links.) So I’ve been trawling the internet looking for ideas… and possibly too much time on Simple Green Smoothies! Hopefully I’ll be able to create a Bible study looking at fashion and food as part of faith.
  4. Yeah you bet I rocked my Marvel headscarf from Rock Rockabilly to the cinema. Why? Because we were going to watch Captain America 3: Civil War! I was a tiny-teeny-bit excited about this as Cap is my favourite Avenger. I did leave feeling even more confused about the Avengers, leading to a debate about the American psyche. I was just grateful for getting to spend some time with my Dad.
  5. I am trying to put some more effort into my quiet times, like trying to be awake at 6 in the morning. Discovering Hello Mornings has definitely shaken up how I see my mornings, shown me how to incorporate both exercises and devotions, and provided a fantastic study series. You can read more about their ebook, Maximise Your Mornings, here.
  6. Mmmmmm, baking! I had a real slump of day during May. Okay, I had several slumps but this one was the worst. I’m pretty sure that God invented baking and cakes for such days. I spent the entire evening baking and ended up with hazelnut spread butterfly cakes and jam dough-cakes. My colleagues had rather large smiles on their faces the next day.
  7. I actually managed to find a few hours to myself one Sunday afternoon. So I spent it drinking fruit tea, watching the Magicians (5Star have some great fantasy-teen-dramas right now) and working on the blog. Pretty much my ideal afternoon when I feel like being a loner.
  8. The last May bank holiday, along with a bunch of friends, I explored Watlington in Oxfordshire. We had a great time, which included a lot of walks with Jessie and I looking for elderflowers. If we had found enough, we were considering trying to make elderflower cordial. If I ever actually make some cordial, I will share the results with you guys.
  9. The very last day of May, I explored Bristol again. I spent the morning in Stokes Croft where I discovered this lovely little cafe, specialising in whole foods. I’ll be writing a post for Coffee + Cleveland all about it so you’ll have to wait to find out more. Then I caught up with Robbie and Tom from Keswick, including get cold bums sat on the Harbourside eating Revels.

May has been an amazing month. Once again, even when I’ve been a total misery, God has shone through the little things to remind me just how amazing He is. Whether I’m being a loner or sociable, I really am surrounded by an awesome God who continually blesses me and my friends.

Monthly Praise Post Link Up 

Now my favourite bit! For those of who you love to see what God’s been doing in our lives, it’s your turn to join in! Excited? I am! All you have to do is write up your own praise post and link it up at the bottom of the page (click on An InLinkz Link-up and follow the steps). 
However, if you could follow these pointers, that would be great:
  • Concentrate on the good things that have happened over the last month. That could be the obvious or even how God has turned a rubbish situation into a good one (like forcing me to take time to chill via my wrists).
  • Read the link that appears before yours. Maybe even leave a comment on the page so they know you’ve read it. Let’s build a community of Christian girls celebrating with and supporting each other.
  • Use the button below to let everyone know about the Monthly Praise Posts. Let’s see people praising God for the everyday stuff all over the web! (I even included HTML code for your web design ninjas. Or you can copy and paste the button)

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