Proverbs 10 min. Challenge (Proverbs 18)

When God closes a door He usually opens a window. Isn’t that what the Reverend Mother used to say? Sometimes when I read Proverbs the action > consequence nature of the words can sound negative and judgy. Like a whole line of doors closing in your face. I might ‘feel it’ more if I choose,…

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,…

Proverbs 10 min Challenge (Proverbs 16)

I don’t know about you but I am constantly thinking about planning. It is just a mum thing? Goals, lists, strategies, ideas, they are everywhere, on bits of paper, backs of receipts, in the diary, on the calendar, in my computer, on my phone, in my head, in margins of books … There are plans…

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…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 13)

Proverbs 13, my apologies for missing Monday, we’ve had a big week (month) here, but today, finally, the timer is on! As I read the beginning of the chapter, many themes are familiar, righteousness wins over evil, wisdom wins over foolishness, our words and actions have the power to build up or tear down, honesty is…

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…

Offline For a Month

We are off on an (almost) bush camping holiday! Two weeks at an unpowered, secluded, picturesque campsite by the sea that just so happens to be attached to a very swish resort- style camping ground with the works, including a kids club! The best of both worlds. To make it a bit more authentic we…

The Church

Photo by Tobi from Pexels This week I had a prophetic dream for another person. Prophetic dreams for me have an interactive nature that is absent in my regular dreams. For example, I had coldsores on my mouth in this dream and during the dream I remember thinking, “I have cold sores in real life…

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…