Mummy Ministry

The kids at White Beach, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania. I have days when I think, “Man I suck at this being a wife, being a mum, thing.” I look around and everything is a mess, the house, the spouse, the kids. The hardest part on days like that is trying to find a place I can…

Not the Same Season

Sometimes it is hard to talk to people who are not in the same season of life. I had two conversations that were awkward this week. Both with people in different life-seasons to me. One had high school children, just two. They were busy doing night-time-and-going-away-type-activities, the success or failure of which no longer hinged…

Work it.

Me working as a brickie’s labourer, a job I took to raise some quick cash to go snow skiing after university. For four months I worked six days on site and four nights at a pub. Then I skied for two months in the U.S. My hands have never been soft again. I like work….

Train Them in the Way They Will Go

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels My first child showed signs of his first tantrum half way up the staircase at the age of 9 months. There I was, standing two stairs down, ready to catch him, already a little over 3 months pregnant with my second child. I was already thinking larger family. My…

Collateral Damage.

This week I read something horrible in the bible. At the End of the book of Judges is the story of A Levite and his Concubine.  Judges Chapters 19, 20 and 21 is an awful, terrible, tragic story. If, like me, you don’t know or remember it, here is the basic plot. The Levite has…

Luca the Light Ranger (Part 2)

Luca (left) and Toby, ages 3 and 4 after a hail storm that turned our grass white. Today’s post is a poem that I introduced yesterday. If you missed the explanation head over here to read. Enjoy, be blessed, Love Lauren. Luca the Light Ranger When Luca became a Light Ranger, his Father God drew…

Luca the Light Ranger (Part 1)

Luca hysterically playing the impromptu part of a renegade in the play The Ship That Never Was,  Strahan, Tasmania. My son Luca’s name means ‘bringer of light,’ and he does. He can lighten any situation. He has the gift of negotiation and a deep understanding of his and other’s humanity, plus he loves people enough…

God is not Afraid

Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels It hit me the other day that God is never afraid. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control; God can have all of them all the time because he is not afraid. On the other hand we fear things. What are you afraid of? I…

Accept One Another

My beautiful daughter in a quiet moment. Romans 15:7 was the first Christian song I ever wrote. Sitting on a bus. Just a tune to go with the scripture. Every time I want to say the verse, I dredge up the tune and dust it off.  I was reminded of it the other morning when…

Wear Your Helmet

Those first 12 months of being  parents are a shock. Things you think are easy; like getting into the car, take on a whole new life of their own. When you do it together as a team, when you share the load, when you get some sleep, when you can afford the cost, you can…