The Best Gift Ever – And It Doesn’t Cost a Cent

“Eyes are like presents” says my 5 year old. Such a bold, unusual statement. Then he goes on. “Presents have ribbon to make them look pretty and eyes have colour around the black bit”. I love what kids notice and the connections they make! The more I thought about his initial statement the more I realised how simple but true it is. When I look at my child with my … Read More

Tired Of Waiting? Ready to Give Up? Think Of It This Way.

Are you tired of waiting? Are you trying to achieve something but getting nowhere? Are you nearly ready to give up? I get it, I do. I’m tired of waiting too. I’ve had this passion in me to start Pure Gift for 4 years now and I’ve been working on it, but I seem to be getting nowhere. Should I just give up? Is it worth all my time and … Read More

3 Essential Mindsets That Will Help Make You A Bold, Courageous Woman Of Faith

What makes the great men and women in the bible so great? What sets them apart? I want to be like them, but how? I’ve noticed certain things, certain ways of thinking, certain mindsets that strong bible characters have. People like David, Daniel, Ruth, Esther, Noah, Abraham. Here’s a list of mindsets that these people have in common. Mindsets that we can have too.   Mindset #1:  Knowing that God … Read More

3 Simple Ways To Make God Smile

There are 3 things that just melt my heart when my children do them and if it melts my heart then I’m sure it will also touch my heavenly Father’s heart when I do the same for him.    1.   Say Thank you My 2 year old has the best manners of anyone I know. And honestly I have no idea how she learnt this. I’m pretty certain it’s not … Read More

Want More Joy? Try This…

More joy… I think we could all use more joy. There was a time in my life when I didn’t really understand what joy was. I understood happy but not joy. Here’s a great definition of joy: Christian joy is a good feeling in the soul, produced by the Holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world John Piper … Read More

A Simplified Guide To Our Role As Godparent

The baptism of a child is such a special event, but once the day is over it is honestly so easy to forget all of the responsibilities we took on when we agreed to be a godparent to this special child. This guide is here to summarise the role of godparent in a simple way. I’ve broken it down into 4 main responsibilities:   1.   Prayer Prayer is pretty high … Read More

7 Things You Need To Know About Your Godchild

Well, let’s be honest, there’s probably way more than 7 things that you need to know about your godchild! But here are 7 things about your godchild that will hopefully highlight your important role in their life.   1.   Young Children Simply Believe Whatever you teach them they tend to accept as fact. Jesus noticed the simple faith of a child in Matthew 18:4-5:  “I’m telling you, once and for … Read More

3 Tips For Choosing Your Goddaughter’s Baptism Gift

Choosing a baptism gift for your goddaughter can be overwhelming. There are so many options! So many beautiful and lovely things to choose from. How do you choose? Now, I personally don’t have a goddaughter, but I do have 2 young daughters who received some lovely baptism gifts when they were babies. I also have a very meaningful baptism gift that I still treasure today (you can read more about … Read More

What Is Baptism?

What is Baptism? Often we don’t think much about it until we’re asked to be a godparent, or our own child is baptised. I know I didn’t. If you were baptised as a baby or child chances are you don’t remember much about your own baptism. The most I knew about my own were from the photos. So even though it may be something you’ve done it’s kinda all new … Read More

3 Top Tips For Choosing Your Godson’s Baptism Gift

So you’ve been chosen as a godparent? What an awesome honour! One of the first decisions to make (after saying ‘yes’) is what baptism gift to get for your godson… which is a bit more tricky. I remember the first time I was asked to be a godparent – I was so excited. At the time I had no kids of my own so I didn’t have much of a clue … Read More