Love ourselves the way God loves us


By Melinda Maidment Photography

I wrote this a long time ago, before I had a blog or even knew I was going to have one. I remember the morning when I wrote this, God spoke to me about loving myself the way He loves me. It is hard to do with everything we see in the media and what others tell us… But here is the GOOD NEWS that God shared with me almost two years ago (in this post I speak specifically to woman, but this is very applicable to men as well): Continue reading


Looking Deeper – Philippians 4:6-7


By Melinda Maidment Photography

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

These two verses means so much to me today. This is what the Lord shared with me about it. Continue reading

Looking Deeper – 2 Chronicles 7:14

Photography by Melinda Maidment

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

There are a few things in this verse that makes me so excited! I would like to share it with you! Continue reading

Making Life Matter: Refocusing


Photography by Melinda Maidment

I have not been posting for a while but I am back, and ready to blog away.


There are some finished posts still in draft that have been waiting to be posted, but today I have something else on my heart. It forms part of the topic I have been writing about since the beginning of the year: Making Life Matter.

We always hear people say, “Life is short”. Sometimes we even use these words ourselves, and often when our lives get shaken. The things that shake our lives can be anything but, usually has something to do with loss or the potential/threat of loss. My first question then is: do we really have to wait to lose something or someone, or almost lose something or someone before we realise how ‘short’ life really is? Or rather how valuable life really is? Then my next question: if we then get a ‘wakeup call’ and re-evaluate the real worth and meaning of life, why do we fall back into our old habits so quickly? Why do we have to wait for ‘bad things’ to happen before we take stock and really put in an effort to live more meaningful lives? I am also guilty of this and today I am mostly talking to myself. Continue reading

Making life Matter: Words – Life or Death


Photography by Melinda Maidment

A while ago I had a conversation with someone at work about how we say things. At one point in the conversation I mentioned the saying: “Learn from the mistakes of others, for life is too short to make them all yourself.” When the person said: “What a negative way of looking at it, how about saying learn from the experiences of others…”, this really got me thinking… Continue reading