Exam Week Sanity Help! – Day 5

“In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.” Psalm 4:8

Hi Everyone

Today is the last day of our Exam Week Sanity Help messages (for now if this has been helpful let me know and we can look at doing it again.) Today’s help is a meditation that helps you reflect on the past day/week and find the good in it (even if it feels like there wasn’t any at first.) Again this one is more prayer based but if you are not comfortable about that just focus on the questions being asked and let them help you find the good in the week that’s gone. You can find it here:

https://soundcloud.com/pray-as-you-go/examen-for-young-people

As always please remember that you are loved, we are praying for you and if you want any more support at all please do get in touch.

Remember:

God Bless

David Loveless

PS. This may be the last one for now but you can find previous days of Exam Week Sanity Helper here – http://www.sheet.church/cyp/youth/youthreflections/

Exam Week Sanity Help! – Day 4

“God’s a safe-house for the battered,
a sanctuary during bad times.
The moment you arrive, you relax;
you’re never sorry you knocked.” Psalm 9:9-10

Hi Everyone

Today’s Exam Week Sanity Helper is a song by Ben Harper called I Shall Not Walk Alone. This song helps remind us that we are not going through this alone, we have our friends, family and God around us that we can always turn to when it feels like it’s too much for us. May this song today be a chance for you to find some space, know that you are not alone and reach out to someone if you need help. You can listen to the song here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPH-E9hyaUw

As always please remember that you are loved, we are praying for you and if you want any more support at all please do get in touch.

Remember:

God Bless

David Loveless

PS. You can find previous days of Exam Week Sanity Helper here – http://www.sheet.church/cyp/youth/youthreflections/

Exam Week Sanity Help! – Day 3

“You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.” Psalm 139:15-16

Hi Everyone

Today’s Exam Sanity helper (if you have no idea what I mean by this have a look here) is a meditation that reminds us that we are amazing and well made just the way we are. This one is structured more like a prayer than the last one but if you are not comfortable about that feel free to use it as a piece of poetry (which is what the Bible passage it’s based off was) and just let the questions help you reflect on the week so far. You can find it here:

https://godinallthings.com/prayer/intimately-created/

As always please remember that you are loved, we are praying for you and if you want any more support at all please do get in touch.

Remember:

God Bless

David Loveless

PS. You can find previous days of Exam Week Sanity Helper here – http://www.sheet.church/cyp/youth/youthreflections/

Exam Week Sanity Help! – Day 2

“he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3

Hi Everyone

I hope the week is going okay so far. Today’s Exam Sanity Helper (if you have no idea what I mean by this have a look here) is a piece of music by a guy called Jon Hopkins called Immunity. I always find this song gives me space when I need it and is a great song to just chill and relax to. Please feel free to use this song today as a way to find space in the manic-ness of today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8eQR5DMous

As always please remember that you are loved, we are praying for you and if you want any more support at all please do get in touch.

Remember:

God Bless

David Loveless

PS. You can find previous days of Exam Week Sanity Helper here – http://www.sheet.church/cyp/youth/youthreflections/

Exam Week Sanity Help! – Day 1

‘I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.’ – Psalm 139:14

Hi Everyone

I know that a lot of you are going through your mock exams this week and have a lot going on! To try and help I’m going to be emailing you each day at midday something to use in the evenings to try and give yourself space and clear your head at the end of the day. Some of these are bits of music, some meditations, some prayers but they are all things that help me and others when I’m feeling stressed and under pressure and wanted to share them with you in case they would help you as well.

Please feel free to use this as you want (if you want to ignore as it seems like yet another thing to do then go ahead.) But my hope and prayer is that these will give you space in a busy week even if you aren’t doing your exams with all of them taking only a maximum of 10 minutes.

Today’s thing is called a Loving Kindness meditation, I know that sounds quite hippyish (is that a word? it is now!) But this is a really helpful thing to do and helps us remember the amazing people who we already are never-mind how well we do academically. You can listen to it here:

As always please remember that you are loved, we are praying for you and if you want any more support at all please do get in touch.

Remember:

God Bless

David Loveless