Category Archives: thoughts by Terry Stead

Worrying

I don’t know about you, but the things that stress me out the most are often the little things. Things that, if you put them in the context of things you need to worry about, would be at the bottom of the list. Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Worrying

Renewed and Revitalized

A New Year has once again begun, which usually means we want to start afresh and hopefully do things differently this year. We have been rushing around both before and after Christmas. “..but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Renewed and Revitalized

Hope for a Hopeless World

Jeremiah 29: 11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hope for a Hopeless World

Where are We Going?

God has given us the freedom to choose how we live our lives and it is up to us to ensure that we choose the path that God is showing us. Do we take up too much time striving to meet deadlines or accomplish goals? Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Where are We Going?

Fear

Fear is something that we all experience at some time in our lives. Our bodies cope by sending a surge of adrenaline rushing through us as a “flight or fight” mechanism and we feel ‘wired’.  There are so many things … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fear

They Matter

“Love your neighbor as yourself”  Matthew 22:39 There is a beautiful young singer/songwriter, Georgia Germein, who lives in my home state of South Australia and she has helped with development projects in Ethiopia and the Kalahari and one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on They Matter

The Listening Heart

The “listening heart” – I love the sound of these two words whether they are spoken or read.  They conjure up a quiet time, a space where you can listen to and hear what God is saying to you.  Times … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Listening Heart

A Willing Heart

We often hear the expression “willing heart” when people are talking about following Jesus.  I wonder what a “willing heart” actually means.  If you look up the word in a Thesaurus you will find that it will bring up lots … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Willing Heart

Laughter

I love God’s sense of humor.  The number of times it is a beautiful day outside and out I go for a walk, but within 10 minutes of leaving home it is pouring with rain and I don’t have an … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Laughter

Give Up Your Burdens

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Give Up Your Burdens

“Follow Me”

My husband and I have just been through the stressful period of moving  after 40 years in the one house.  If anyone had asked me 3 months ago if I placed store on material possessions I would have said emphatically … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Follow Me”

Tiredness

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tiredness

Joy

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Joy

Gardens

by Terry Stead Isn’t our memory an amazing thing?  I am at an age now where I am finding it very hard to remember people’s names, or words to poems, in fact I forget most things.  But one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Gardens

Blessings, Praise and Guidance

by Terry Stead “Lord, you are to be blessed and praised; All good things come from you: You are in our words and in our thoughts, And in all that we do.   Amen” St Teresa of Avila How often do … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Terry Stead, Women Authors | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Blessings, Praise and Guidance