HOW A NON-CHRISTIAN MADE JESUS ‘KNOWN’ TO ME

As a Christian, one of my primary beliefs is the Gospel as good news to be shared. I believe I am called to know Jesus and tell other people of Him. It's my job to make Him known. Growing up in the UK, most people had some idea (however skewed it is) of who Jesus…

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You’re doing great, sweetie – Don’t be in a rush, hun x

  I've always been too fast and too smart for my own good. That kid that wants to get involved in everything. And now I am at the age where that translates into being the woman with all of the ideas and the mentality that she can do them all. Superwoman, basically. At the beginning…

Happy (?) Five Year Blog Anniversary, PaulaPaceSetter

So my blog, this very blog, is FIVE years old this month! It's crazy that one quarter of my life has consisted of this blog. Over that time, the vision for this blog has changed considerably. I experiemented with how personal I wanted to make it. It's funny that I'm celebrating five years today when…

Breaking my Fast – Breakfast??

I'm ending my fast! I wrote this post two days ago. I had decided I was ending my social media fast today but as it got closer to today I was no longer sure anymore. Was I ended the fast because God had told me to? Was I ending it because I missed social media?…

DRESSES AND FLOWERS – LOOKBOOK + VIDEO

I have really enjoyed exploring photography and videography a lot more in the last few months. I even started working as a freelance photographer - something I've always wanted to do but never thought I would - and added it to my Paula Melissa brand. I am just so blessed to be surrounded by creative…

Christian Feminist? Feminist Christian?

Can you be both? Are the two mutually exclusive? As a Christian, we are often taught views about women that can come across as sexist or oppressive. Often these views are 'legitimised' by Bible scriptures so they aren't questioned or opposed. On the other side of the spectrum, the media tells you that women can…

Stress is Not my Friend

As of now, I've handed in four out of five of my assignments due this month.  I submitted two group projects today and if that has taught me anything it's I handle stress badly. I am a really good team player - and that's not me boasting! And I really do thrive under pressure. But…

Drastic steps to growth

Sometimes getting to the next level, in whatever context, really requires you to do something drastic.  Something a little different from what you would normally do. They say foolishness is doing the same thing each time and expecting a different result. I am starting to really understand that. This year, 2017 and generally this academic…

Motivating While Unmotivated – Guest Blogger: Leonie Mills

If you have ever been in this position, you'll know how hard it is. Being in a position of leadership or being responsible for other people is never easy. But what happens when the success or failure of something rests and you and your vim is in the minus region. When procrastination affects other people…

HOW TO: CREATE AND SUSTAIN YOUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA BRAND

Two of my friends asked me for some advice about starting online projects. It made me realise that over the years I have gathered some tips and tricks and I am the type of person to share my knowledge, no matter how limited. Firstly, I'm going to blow my trumpet a little and tell you…

Five Days of Tears and Restoration

I cried five days in a row. Not for anything bad, but just because I could not physically fathom how amazing God is. Last week, I went to Wales for the weekend, with my friends from my fellowship RY Sheffield. This wasn't a cheeky getaway, as much as we did have fun, it was a retreat.…

CAMERAS AND COACHES

Welcome to February 2017! We're only a week in and I already know this is going to be a super blessed month, with lots of opportunities for us to grab! On the first of Feb, I was in Birmingham filming with and interviewing Chelsea Monye, who is  the CEO and Founder of The Esquire Network.…

YOU DO TOO MUCH!!

I enjoy working. I like starting a project with the vision of what it could become in the future. I like feeling fulfilled doing media projects, whether that's blogging, filming, YouTube or photography. That is where I 'find' myself. My friends LOVE to tell me, "Paula, you do too much!!" to which I laugh and…