Welcome to The Wateringwell
The Wateringwell is a Christian based blog providing inspiration and encouragement for women, particularly divorced and single moms. In 2008, God laid it upon my heart to create a place where women could come together to be equipped, to share, fellowship, support and be supported.
Following God’s will, living in His purpose, finding our peace and overcoming challenges, is something that is especially close to my heart. I want to see more women reach their true potential and live joy-filled, meaningful lives. I know what it is to live in darkness and what it is to walk in the light. No matter your past, your age or your circumstances; experiencing the peace and blessings that God our Father promises us, is for everybody, not a select few. It’s my mission to help you see that.
It’s all about connecting
This blog is my way of reaching out to those who need to talk or those in a desperate situation and feel there is nobody to turn to. Perhaps you are somebody who has faced and overcome a challenge and finds yourself equipped to share and encourage others. You may not have had hardship but possess the gift of uplifting. If this resonates with you, then The Wateringwell is your place.
Having experienced divorce, financial loss, burnout, depression, chronic illness, single motherhood etc myself, I know, that through the love of Christ, Biblical principles and sound knowledge, you can recover to lead productive and fulfilling lives once more. I would like to help you get there through prayer, scripture-based lifestyle coaching and support.
Does this interest you?
Over the years, I have gathered an arsenal of tools, techniques, and experts that worked well for me. My goal is to share these with you, along with my own personal experience, in a way that supports, encourages and inspires. I want The Wateringwell to be refreshing; a pause from stress and worry. Sometimes it may be necessary to share the darker side, so that those who are in the midst of it may stop a while and realize that they are not alone. There are people who do care and understand. This week it may be you, next week a friend or colleague. We need to be equipped in the best way possible, to face the storm when it arrives. Our ‘wells’ get depleted so quickly.
A little of my background
As for my background: Despite qualifying as a nurse after I left school, I opted to pursue a career in corporate instead. Nursing was great but I always felt I needed something else. This led me to study Business Management and Marketing part-time while working in sales for a Pharma company. Even that didn’t quite light my fire and after 19 years, I decided to call it quits. The 19 years weren’t wasted. I spent my spare time learning and practicing: life coaching, counseling, psychology, writing, and digital marketing. This was clearly where my true calling lay. In early October 2017, I finally decided it was time to pursue my interest in writing and counseling, with an emphasis on life coaching. And here I am!
The journey was often tough and there were times I wanted to give up, but God had other plans, which I didn’t see at the time. Do we ever? I realize now how valuable those lessons were and as hard as it was, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Romans 5:3-5 says “We rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Our struggles strengthen our characters and our trust in God. I know that God has used my challenges to mold, grow and develop me in such a way that I may fulfill His calling. He has given me a more compassionate heart so that I can reach out to others in similar situations. Above all, He has brought me into a deeper relationship with Him, which has become my cornerstone. He will do the same for you. I delight in tomorrow as God continues to open up new doors and opportunities. It is truly my passion for every woman out there-to live fully in the promises God has for her-whatever they may be.
Future Plans for The Wateringwell
There are some exciting plans for The Wateringwell. We will eventually offer online courses, a coaching platform, and private group membership. My personal memoir is also due out soon. In between, there will be loads going on, so keep in touch by joining us on social media or sign up for our weekly email. Meanwhile head to our first post, The Biblical Wells for Inspiration and Encouragement, to read how the blog got its name.
See you there!
“A Refreshing Place to Meet”