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,…

“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…

What’s Your Flavour? – Completed Talk

For those who followed my kids’ talk journey  over the last few weeks, thank you for your prayers. They were beautifully answered. I felt them lift me, particularly when my legs turned to jelly just before I went on stage. Then I saw their fruit when so many hearts and hands responded to the gospel message…

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…

Y?

This is a short post because I have a lot going on this week with my talk coming up. But I woke up the other morning with this  little revelation and I thought I’d share. I was thinking about a decision one of my kids is making. Well, maybe I was dreaming about it because,…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 6)

Last week was hard, for a number of reasons.  The biggest one being sheer exhaustion. There are days I long for a holiday from my life. For me it’s uninterrupted sleep, uninterrupted conversation, and uninterrupted thoughts that I desire. Guilt free down time would be nice. A day with no fighting, no questions that only…

Sorry But Not Ashamed.

If you were one of the poor people at ALDI, Mona Vale, who had to suffer through 15+ minutes of solid screaming (the blood curdling, very upsetting kind) from my three year old son on Saturday, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for you. I know how you felt. Helpless, edgy, angry, frustrated, annoyed, frightened for the…

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 10 min. Challenge (Proverbs 3)

This Challenge is about reading a whole chapter of Proverbs, then responding to it in writing. Posts for Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 can be found here. This week for Chapter 3, I set myself the challenge of writing a short script. Haha. That was before I actually read Chapter 3. Man what a good…