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,…

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,…

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…

Offline For a Month

We are off on an (almost) bush camping holiday! Two weeks at an unpowered, secluded, picturesque campsite by the sea that just so happens to be attached to a very swish resort- style camping ground with the works, including a kids club! The best of both worlds. To make it a bit more authentic we…

Proverbs 10 min.Challenge (Chapter 5)

As I read chapter 5, all I could think about were my friends going through painful divorces; the grief, the loss, the poverty, the broken hearts, the broken families, the not knowing, the insecurity. I thought, I wonder if any of them ever read this chapter? It’s all there in Proverbs Chapter 5. I also…

The 800m Race

Sports Carnival Day. The 800m Race. Kids spread out the entire way around the track. Some running strong, lapping the stragglers. Some hurting. Some helping. Some running backwards. Some completely out of breath. Some walking.  Some dancing and singing. Some running the wrong way. Some sitting down, just for a moment. Some out of the…

Drink Living Water

A friend texted me last week, she said “Wish I could get that living water thing.” Before answering I thought back to the time when I didn’t “get it” either. What did I do? How did I get from there to here? How do we release the living water in our lives? We begin by…

Luke 6:45

This week I have been praying about the mouth, mine and others. My prayer for speech that builds up others, coming from a pure, and healed heart. I have been praying for you too. May the Lord guard our hearts and minds, and tame our tongues. If you are struggling with taming the tongue, you…

Job 20:20

I saw this verse this week as I was seeking quiet and stillness, the word “contentment” came to mind. We need to be still with God, to be calm. We need to remove the chaos, the hectic and the busy if we are to retain anything we truly desire. I encourage you to be still…