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…

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…

The Baby, God and Our Sex Life.

I am in the process of writing a book about God and sex. It is currently in the hands of editing friends. Writing my sexual testimony hasn’t been an easy command to obey. I preferred the one when God told me to write songs of joy and praise and hope and thanksgiving. That was a…

The Boy Who Lost His Thank You

Do you ever wish your kids were grateful all the time? I wrote this poem after a frustrated parenting moment! Writing it helped me realise that being grateful comes out of a heart that understands, what it is to go without. Having the heart of our Father God, as a parent, means loving our kids…