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,…

Proverbs 10 Min. Challenge (Proverbs 17)

Spring has arrived in Australia! The Autumn (Fall, although not much falls in Sydney) and Winter were long seasons for us. Somehow it seems fitting to return anew to the blog, to refresh my work, at the beginning of a new season. It was completely unplanned, until 10 minutes ago. I didn’t imagine I would,…

Countdown to Blast Off

Hi everyone, For those who’ve been wondering where I am. I just wanted to let you know. I’ll be back soon enough. All is well and there are great plans for 2019. We’re in maintenance checks mode here but the rocket is in place for take off. I’m taking the summer to take care of…

Proverbs 10 min Challenge (Proverbs 16)

I don’t know about you but I am constantly thinking about planning. It is just a mum thing? Goals, lists, strategies, ideas, they are everywhere, on bits of paper, backs of receipts, in the diary, on the calendar, in my computer, on my phone, in my head, in margins of books … There are plans…

“Come down,” said Jesus.

I was reading a children’s bible with my son earlier this week, and one simple paragraph spoke to me. ‘Come down, Zacchaeus!’ said Jesus. ‘Let me come to your house today!’ Zacchaeus was a short guy in a tree, but he was also someone who had spent his life oppressing others. “Come down!” said Jesus….

Maybe There is a Dagger in Their Heart…

I was praying for someone the other day, who is too easily offended. Everything hurts. Even a simple explanation of what they are doing is given on the defensive. At times it is exhausting to be with them. I was praying because I love them. As I prayed I saw this beautiful person with a…

Because You Love Me So

Some original song lyrics today. A couple of other mums and I used to dabble with song writing together. One day one of the girls said, “There are not enough laments!” The same day my other friend told us of her revelations from the book of Esther that week. When they left that afternoon I…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 15)

Let’s talk about the physicality of Scripture! The beautiful Hazel from Pure Glory blog, encouraged me in a comment to speak scripture into my bones, after reading my recent post Y?. It is that exchange that inspired this study.  Today for my 10 minute Challenge I’m going through Proverbs 15 looking for Scriptures that bring…

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends! This is one festival I really wish we celebrated here in Oz. I hope you all have a beautiful time pausing and giving united thanks. Life has been full here this term, and sitting down to write has been an occasional activity rather than a regular one. I’m…

God Has A Story to Tell; Morning and Evening…

Today I am posting a prayer that I wrote for morning and evening. Someone once said in a talk that I heard that they literally took life one day at a time, by placing a ‘one page per day’ desk calendar on their bed stand. They would wake up and ‘face the day’ and pray…