14 reasons why Proverbs 18 can help build “Super” families.

Proverbs 18 – What an amazing scripture to help us with family life. Reading Proverbs 18 today has given me encouragement to persevere with training my children and being a better mum and wife. It’s a huge encouragement for families, especially if like us you are currently in lock-down due to COVID-19. Here’s 14 reasons…

Abraham and Sarah’s Faithful Sex Life (Part 4)

In this final post of the series I want to look at Sarah and Abraham to talk about identity. People go on and on about sexual identity, about career identity, about family identity, about cultural identity. Over the years Sarah and Abraham had the opportunity to identify themselves as so many things.  Between the two…

Abraham and Sarah’s Faithful Sex Life (Part 3)

We left Abraham in a pretty vulnerable situation on Tuesday (See This Post). Things were a bit sensitive. Abraham had submitted to God’s promise of a Son with a very personal act of dedication! He had declared that he (and all his household) would be circumcised! (Genesis 17:23) Not sure the staff would have been…

Abraham and Sarah’s Faithful Sex Life (Part 2)

I can’t imagine how it would have played on Abraham’s mind, imagining his beautiful wife with the Pharaoh even though now she was back with him. That kind of sexual problem takes a lot of healing. Against her will, Sarah had very possibly committed adultery and begun a new life, never knowing if she would…

Abraham and Sarah’s Faithful Sex Life (Part 1)

This week I forgot to babysit for a friend. I also forgot to go to my women’s Connect group. Totally forgot both. Not even a partial thought about it until it was too late. My Connect group didn’t mind but my friend was upset. If you’re desperate enough to ask someone with 5 kids of…

The Stronghold God builds in his Children

The stronghold in us. You know I have 5 kids, and one of my prayers goes like this, “Thank you God for giving my kids such faithful, friendly, fun and fantastic pastors to lead them. I love you, thank you.” I tell my kids, “You know you can pray like that too and your prayers…

I’m Totally Out of Control!

The bible is amazing. If you stop to read Luke Chapter 5 right now you’ll get even more out of this blog post, there is so much power in the word of God. Luke Chapter 5 begins with the story of the miraculous catch of fish, includes healing, forgiveness of sins, the making of disciples…

What Mind Has Conceived?

A few weeks ago a 90 year old patient of my husband, a prolific artist, asked if could she paint something for our youngest to put on his wall. What a gift! So I unceremoniously, tore a scrap of cardboard from the packaging of a PJ Masks toy and asked her to paint Catboy, Gekko…

Tell the Israelites to Move Forward

Dear Friends, It has been a while. In the middle there, I guess, we could say a lot has happened. I can only imagine what’s gone on in your world. To me it’s felt like being on both pause and fast forward at the same time, running in a dream. What about you? I have…

God’s Treasured Girls.

This is a poem I wrote to encourage the young girls in my life! I hope it blesses you too. It was raining but there was a girl on the beach. She was drenched and shivering, far out of reach. Was she digging for something? Grace watched through a window, questions in her mind, Wondering…

Proverbs 10 min. Challenge (Proverbs 18)

When God closes a door He usually opens a window. Isn’t that what the Reverend Mother used to say? Sometimes when I read Proverbs the action > consequence nature of the words can sound negative and judgy. Like a whole line of doors closing in your face. I might ‘feel it’ more if I choose,…