Our Journey With The Father

Sun, sand, a view, and a day off together! What more could I ask? Last Friday my husband and I walked over the northern headland from Newport to Bilgola Beach. We took our suddenly-adventurous son, who turned three the same week. The walk was significant, our first, almost-date in the day time (we only took one…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 4)

This week before I read Proverbs Chapter 4, I’ve setting myself a challenge to write the lyrics to a ‘song that tells a story’ from it, in 10minutes. Let’s see how that goes! I am enjoying the creativity coming out of this 10 minute challenge. Nothing like a good old deadline and tiny time frame…

Trust – Without It, We Bully.

I was chatting to one of the teachers at the Montessori Playgroup I attend with my son on Wednesdays, asking for some advice and she said to me, “Well I wish I’d never yelled at my kids, but I did.” She went on, “I vividly remember finding out, that the most perfect Mum at school,…

When We Hate (Part 2)

Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels Yesterday I introduced Part 1 of this bible investigation into “hate”. That my son and I have done in response to very strong feelings he was having towards someone. Yesterday I talked about what God hates and what he calls us to hate. Then we looked at what he…

When We Hate (Part 1)

My son and I have been doing a bible study on hate. It was brought on by the surprisingly fierce words, “I hate…” that came out of his mouth earlier this year. It’s been a big thing to work through and doing the study has rebuked me thoroughly as well. Here is what we have…

What to Do When We’re Anxious.

It feels like ‘Working Through Anxiety Week’ at our place. God’s on a roll. The kids, and I … after lights out … most nights this week … each one in turn, have been looking in the bible by torchlight, for what God says we are to do about anxiety. We’ve discovered that God promises…

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…

Believe – My God Can!

Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels When I first gave my life to Jesus I noticed how the Holy Spirit revealed new things to me each week. God peeled me back like an onion. I saw it so clearly. Just as I’d master one thing he’d convict me of the next thing that needed his…

Mum’s Important Work

Photo of the kids and I at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia. Isaiah 40 is where I go to find strength. At the Anglican church we used to sing a hymn that mixed Isaiah 40:31 and Proverbs 3:5-6 two of my favourites. “They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall run and…

Faith Expressed Through Love

As Mums we can become quite legalistic about how we do things. I know I can. Some of the conversations we have at the park about the only way to potty train, limit ‘screen-time’, ‘sleep-train’ or feed kids are mental. I mean look at us. Nothing about us is the same. Not our kids, not…