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Hello, I am creating this new blog as a way to share my experience during a tough part of my life’s journey. You may be wondering why  I have named this site ‘The Refiner’s Gold’; during this tough journey I have come to realise that sometimes for us to become someone greater than who we have been we must pass through some fire! During a time of prayer I felt God saying to me not to fear that he was refining me into his precious gold. That some of the imperfections that had been within me before were now being ‘burnt’ away. It sounds harsh for a God of love to allow us to go through this kind of hardship/trial. Thankfully I know that my God is faithful and can only ever create and dream good things for my life. I hope my journey’s story will bless you and reveal new depths of God’s goodness and love towards you even when we are inside his refining furnace!

Anxiety Laid Bare

There's so much I want to explain and express about living under this bizzarre thing known as anxiety. When you hear the words anxiety it may make you think of the butterflies you get when you are about to do something new or perhaps the...

When the tears come.

I've never been one for crying - especially not in front of other people. I hate everything about crying, the reasons for it, the painful feeling that's experienced deep inside - I can't see any positives in crying. I remember when I lost my sister to a brain...

The Curse of the All or Nothing Brain

So I may have mentioned before that during my time meeting with a therapist it became clear that I have a natural 'all or nothing' thinking style. This particular thinking style basically means what it says; in my mind things can only have two ends of the scale all at...

Hate or Fear

So I spent 45 minutes earlier writing down notes for my next blog post that I had titled "hate is a really strong word!" It's a phrase I was told a lot as I grew up. My original plan for this latest blog post was to discuss how hate can warp our view of things - which...

Fruits of Insecurity

e hear the phrases 'fruits of our labour' which focuses on what we physically do with our time or 'reap what you sow' which focuses on our words and...

Comfort zone of fear

'm sitting here in the early hours of the morning attempting to distract myself from the anxiety attack I've been suffering with for the last hour! Often anxiety presents itself before I even am aware I'm anxious about...

I am not my daughter’s Best Friend

s a parent I have many roles; at times when me and my eldest daughter are having fun together she will tell me that I am her best friend which is of...

Humility vs Self Confidence

During my time with my therapist a common theme stood out clear throughout - I had a fear of becoming proud & arrogant! You may wonder whether you can have a 'fear' of such things but when something causes you to change who you are and your behaviour to simply avoid...