Still Busy #PhD #PhDlife

Hey,

I’m busy again. I’m doing some work on Ethnographic methodologies (something I have been avoiding since 2013 when I had an ethnography seminar during my Masters…), it’s a tricky thing to navigate for me because it’s not my area of expertise, also, I have Qualitative methodologies in my PhD and there is overlap in the two areas of academy. I am trying hard not to double up on certain things and end up writing the same thing twice from a different angle because I don’t want to give myself more work than I need to.

Believe it or not, avoiding writing stuff to stop giving yourself too much work is just as hard as writing stuff in the first place.

Sigh…

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#New Ways To #Pray #Christian #Jesus

Hello everybody,

A short one today I’m v. busy. Two days ago I was very tired after doing a lot and praying a lot. So when it came to bedtime prayers I was very tired. (Every morning I pray and read the Bible before getting out of bed and every night I pray and read the Bible before I go to sleep).

So I decided that that night I would try something different as I was exhausted physically and emotionally. I invited Jesus to come and sit on the bed with me and listen to Christian music with me. Music that I wrote actually and just meditated on the lyrics, what they mean, what I can do better, how can I use these, the themes, reflecting on my relationship with Jesus, where we have been and asking Jesus questions.

I found it refreshing just to meditate in Jesus’ presence. The stress just washed off me and I don’t remember when I fell asleep! 

Try it. Put on some Christian music, if you write Christian music and it’s recorded put it on! Invite God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit to come and sit with you, meditate on God, ask Jesus questions and bask in the Holy Spirit.

Much love,

Catherine