This quote speaks for itself but can I just say, if you're looking for a great devotional resource, visit She Reads Truth, which is where I found these words. These study plans are written by a variety of authors - they are so genuine and heartfelt. I have the free app on my phone and… Continue reading My hope
The other day I drafted a post titled Grumpy Celiac. I'm glad I didn't publish as it was pretty wretched! To be fair, I was miserable. But this week, while acknowledging that it's not all roses, I'm back to being positive and in action mode. Last week I was feeling like, well, like I did before I was diagnosed Celiac.… Continue reading Grumpy celiac feeling better
"Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be… Continue reading Watering your dreams
Yesterday I was going to post an update on Nat after her hideous time last year being bullied, and how bullying is out of our lives. Sadly, bullying is not out of our lives. So yesterday I posted an update on Nat (yay, it's a happy story!) and now the stuff I'm not so happy… Continue reading Not the last bullying post (Part 2)
It was one of those if you don't laugh, you cry moments at 3 o'clock this morning. I heard PollyCat jump in the window and as soon as she ran into my room, I knew she'd brought me something. That meow, and psycho kitty dancing meant a cockroach, a bird, or a mouse. Oh yay,… Continue reading True story
Background: For those of you who weren’t with me last year, we had quite the saga with our youngest child, Nat, being bullied at school. Long story short, she’s now at a different school. If you want to read the back story, you can read Bullying Sucks, and Bullying Still Sucks. Here I was, all… Continue reading Not the last bullying post (Part One)
Music moves me. No question. There are lyrics, songs, albums and artists that define periods of my life. I have no doubt that Hillsong Young & Free is going to be the music I look back and identify with this early part of 2015. My entire adult life has been about trying to control everything. And worrying what… Continue reading Sinking Deep: Hillsong Y&F
I always imagine other bloggers/writers/people working from home sitting in very glamorous home offices with all their modern conveniences around them. True? Although not glamorous, or even an office, I thought I'd share my space anyway. It's just a corner of a room - a corner of the upstairs lounge I share with a TV, xbox,… Continue reading Where I write
I stumbled on this quote during my Pinterest wanderings this week and it kind of freaked me out as it, almost word-for-word, says exactly what I'm working on in a draft post at the moment! I guess somebody out there is thinking the same way that I am. So here's a sneak into a post… Continue reading Sharing
Yesterday I posted about being enough. I am enough. You are enough. Even on the days when we feel like we don't measure up WE ARE ENOUGH. This morning a friend posted this story on her Facebook feed. This friend has the most amazingly beautiful heart and I'm almost always inspired by what she posts.… Continue reading Prowess – I am / You are ENOUGH
I can't be all things to all people. I'm always letting someone down. I know that. On some level, I know that trying to be what everyone else wants/needs is a pursuit that will never end well. I also know that I probably place more of those pressures on myself than anyone else. But don't we all… Continue reading I’m not enough
It is only six weeks since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Wow. Seriously, wow! It quite honestly feels like months. I can not believe how much information has been crammed into the part of my brain filing cabinet section labelled 'food and nutrition'. Obviously, I have also had to start a whole new draw in that filing… Continue reading Celiac journey – six weeks in
Have you ever noticed you were watching something on TV that you weren't really interested in ... but there wasn't anything else on? Or you get to bed only to think you'll just check your Facebook page ... one ... more ... time? Or get sick of the kids fighting over who has had a longer… Continue reading Our technology take down
Yesterday my good friend text me to remind me there's a full moon on Friday. That's two days from now. She always gets in touch early in the week to warn me it's coming up. Why? Yeah fair question. Do I have some strange moonlight dance ritual I need to fulfil each month? Oh no. So… Continue reading Full moon madness (nothing spooky here!)
I found a quote from the always radiant Kate Hudson in Mindfood magazine last year which sums up beautifully for me, why I'm back exercising. With my recent diagnosis of Celiac Disease I've been prompted to not take my body for granted. So three mornings a week I'm back to pounding the pavement (walking). Which… Continue reading Why I’m exercising regularly
Recently I was diagnosed with an illness that will be with me the rest of my life. To be honest, I think my overwhelming emotion so far has been relief. I don't know if that's a 'normal' reaction' but hey, we're each of us different, and this is the way I'm rolling with it :-)… Continue reading A lifelong diagnosis … I can do this.
I love that blogging offers me the opportunity to look back and check out my own journey. Sometimes I think we forget where we've come from to get where we're at...
As 2015 has well and truly set itself in motion, I realise how different this year is to the last one. Without getting all deep and personal about the big stuff (for a change), I just realistically, don't have as much time on my hands to blog as I used to. Ironically, giving up work… Continue reading INSTAblogging
Earlier this month we went to one of the most beautiful weddings I think I have ever attended. The setting was gorgeous, outdoors under well established trees in a beautiful garden. We sat on hay bails covered with white taffeta as the sun dimpled through the trees. The groom was handsome, the bride was stunning.… Continue reading When 1 + 1 = 8
You know I've been away so long, I almost don't know where to start. There's so much busting to get out of me here that when I start writing, I can't be sure I'll be able to stop. Could be a long night! OK, let's just start with where we are. So it's February. Already!… Continue reading Where to start?! New adventures for a new year!
Hello hello hello my lovely blog world. Happy New Year!!! I have been so super busy since school finished for the summer on 12 December but I have constantly missed the world of blog. I've been away from home (still am) and traveling without a laptop which has forced some serious down time. What can… Continue reading It’s been so long it’s a new year!
As I'm jounaling these are the words that come to me: I live in my identity as a daughter of the Almighty King. I am a princess. His love, grace and mercy cover me as I walk in the plan He has for my life. I follow His will, not that of the world. It's… Continue reading Just a thought
I love Lady Antebellum - driving, baking, house-working - their music just seems to work for me when I don't know what else I feel like listening to. The lyrics of the song "Can't Stand the Rain" really jumped out at me this weekend when I had a particular friend on my mind. She's a very… Continue reading Scripted Sunday: Can’t Stand The Rain