The Farm

The kids, my mum and I, this week, spent 3 glorious days on a farm, belonging to my aunt and uncle who are also my Godparents. While we were away I began reading the book of Luke and read a prophesy about John the Baptist. Luke 1:16-17 says, He will bring back many of the…

Mummy Ministry

The kids at White Beach, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania. I have days when I think, “Man I suck at this being a wife, being a mum, thing.” I look around and everything is a mess, the house, the spouse, the kids. The hardest part on days like that is trying to find a place I can…

Not the Same Season

Sometimes it is hard to talk to people who are not in the same season of life. I had two conversations that were awkward this week. Both with people in different life-seasons to me. One had high school children, just two. They were busy doing night-time-and-going-away-type-activities, the success or failure of which no longer hinged…

Work it.

Me working as a brickie’s labourer, a job I took to raise some quick cash to go snow skiing after university. For four months I worked six days on site and four nights at a pub. Then I skied for two months in the U.S. My hands have never been soft again. I like work….

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…

Luca the Light Ranger (Part 2)

Luca (left) and Toby, ages 3 and 4 after a hail storm that turned our grass white. Today’s post is a poem that I introduced yesterday. If you missed the explanation head over here to read. Enjoy, be blessed, Love Lauren. Luca the Light Ranger When Luca became a Light Ranger, his Father God drew…

Luca the Light Ranger (Part 1)

Luca hysterically playing the impromptu part of a renegade in the play The Ship That Never Was,  Strahan, Tasmania. My son Luca’s name means ‘bringer of light,’ and he does. He can lighten any situation. He has the gift of negotiation and a deep understanding of his and other’s humanity, plus he loves people enough…

Wear Your Helmet

Those first 12 months of being  parents are a shock. Things you think are easy; like getting into the car, take on a whole new life of their own. When you do it together as a team, when you share the load, when you get some sleep, when you can afford the cost, you can…

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…