Abraham and Sarah’s Faithful Sex Life (Part 4)

In this final post of the series I want to look at Sarah and Abraham to talk about identity. People go on and on about sexual identity, about career identity, about family identity, about cultural identity. Over the years Sarah and Abraham had the opportunity to identify themselves as so many things.  Between the two…

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,…

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,…

What’s Your Flavour?

Today I’ve reached Step 5 in my writing a kids talk process. It’s been a week of preparing this talk on John 15:5. Yesterday’s post Bearing Fruit as a Christian has links to all the other posts, in which I researched this outline in much more detail. Step 5 is; Write an outline of what you want to say…

Bearing Fruit as a Christian

This is day 5 in my kids talk preparation series. Today I’m still on Step 3; Discover things I don’t know and add them to what I do know, to build the whole picture of what Jesus meant in John 15:5. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and…

I Am the Vine; You Are the Branches

Photo by Juan Pablo Arenas from Pexels This is post number 4 in a series. I am writing a kids’ bible talk on the verse John 15:5. Previous posts include, Abiding in Jesus, How I Write a Kids’ Bible Talk, and John 15:5, Who, What, When, Where, Why? Today I’m researching the analogy of the…

John 15:5; Who, What, When, Where, Why?

As I’ve said in my earlier posts this week, Abiding in Jesus and How I Write a Kids’ Bible Talk, I am writing a Kids’ bible talk on John 15:5, and you, lucky things, are helping me organise my thoughts! Thank you. Today I am tackling a couple of Steps in the process I discussed…

Abiding in Jesus

We are officially returned from holidays, after the most beautiful time. Thank you everyone for your well wishes and prayers, they were answered abundantly. My husband commented while we were away that he loves camping because, “It grounds you again.” We have been earthed. Did you know that ‘they’ say we should spend time everyday…