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 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,…

Alive

This is a poem that I wrote this week; a week of weeping with friends for present sorrows and a week of remembrance for past sorrows, ones that linger. As the week went on I thought and prayed and cried for those who don’t feel anymore. For the disconnected. This poem is for all who…

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…

Wonderful

Today I have been reminded again of the wonderfulness of God. How worthy he is of all our praise. How amazing it is just to give him all the glory. No matter what we face. No matter what we need. Everything falls into it’s rightful place when we approach the throne of God with thanks…

When God Says, “No.” (Part 2)

Yesterday I began this post with Part 1, you can read it here. I explained the story behind today’s post. Today I am posting the first song that I wrote in a series of songs. It was a very difficult song to write. It came out of sadness and regret after God had said, “No,…

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…

Something Beautiful For Jesus.

Mark 14:3-10 says, While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another,…

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…

Sleep (My Idol)

I don’t know what I expected on our first holiday as a 7 person family. I guess I hoped that we might have moved on from our first holiday, 10 years before, as a 3 person family. But no. There I was awake at 4.15am again. Only this time it was not just me and one…