Musings

Beautiful Heart

My daughter is without doubt, the biggest challenge of my life so far. I love her dearly - each and every part of her that makes her ... well, ... her. But boy oh boy is my intelligent, highly emotional, stroppy, strong-willed girl a challenge to every bit of patience that I have. She was the… Continue reading Beautiful Heart

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Faith, Musings

Prowess – I am / You are ENOUGH

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

Musings

Feeling strong

It came as a bit of a shock to me the other day. I realised I was okay. I am actually okay. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I have clarity, peace and calm - my thoughts and feelings aren't overshadowed by one specific emotion or event. I'm living and… Continue reading Feeling strong

Faith, Musings

Where do you get your nourishment?

Imagine if you tried to eat only once a week. I think for most of us, that would be something of a disaster right? Our body needs nourishment, it needs food daily for us to thrive. As my pastor pointed out the other week, we also need to nourish our souls daily - we need… Continue reading Where do you get your nourishment?

At Our House, Blended Family, Musings

To my strong-willed, passionate, very loved, almost-8-year-old daughter

Dear Nat You have had a rough time lately and I want to encourage you. I want to tell you that you are amazing. I want you to know that even though we do most definitely have our challenges, we are going to work it out. I want to tell you (again and forever) just how… Continue reading To my strong-willed, passionate, very loved, almost-8-year-old daughter

At Our House, Musings

Just put the screen down

I'm really starting to annoy myself. Do you constantly find yourself checking for new activity on your blogs, tweetbooks, facetags, instapins and hashmails? 😉 I do. I can hardly wander past my phone without checking the notifications some days. If I'm sitting "watching" the kids at sport, you'll probably find me on my screen a lot. Over at… Continue reading Just put the screen down

Scripted Sunday

Scripted Sunday: Youer than you

This is one of my all-time favourite quotes. I've done this today for my daughter who is having challenges at school with a bully. It's hurting her self-esteem in a big way so we're really trying to affirm at home that each one of our children is special, wonderful and amazing in their own way. And as the… Continue reading Scripted Sunday: Youer than you

Musings

Not in jail

One simple sentence can change our world - the way we see it, what we think about. This happened to me at work. I work with teenagers who I happen to think are wonderful. Challenging sometimes, but I enjoy their company. They come to my room in the high school when they're either sent from… Continue reading Not in jail

Musings

Remember the golden rule

We have a golden rule in our home. Well, we have a few. But this one, I wish was a universal thing. For our family, we take a Biblical stance. But I'm pretty sure it spans across all religions in some form. Really, it's just common sense. I believe the world would be a better place if we could… Continue reading Remember the golden rule

Scripted Sunday, Uncategorized

Scripted Sunday

I love words, words are everywhere. I make a point of hanging on to the words - whether from books, blogs, magazines, pins, lyrics etc - that mean something to and/or inspire me. So today is the first Scripted Sunday post where I plan to share the words that have jumped out at me through the… Continue reading Scripted Sunday

Bloggings

Dear dream reader

Dear dream reader Thank you for visiting my blog. I wonder how you found my space? While you are here, I want you to know that you're really just like me. Except that you're not. Because none of us is exactly the same as another. But we do have things in common. We're alive and striving to… Continue reading Dear dream reader

At Our House

Seeing my little people smile

By 9am this morning I had already seen my two littlest people with the biggest smiles on their faces. And I know that happy vibe that will stay with them today. Seeing them happy, that's a great way for me to start a day for sure! Natty Nat asked me if I could write her a list of… Continue reading Seeing my little people smile

Musings

THE NEED TO PLEASE

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what I do and how I do it ... and who I am. No secret there.This post, 'I'm disappointed in myself' by Lysa TerKeurst really resonated with me and this part of my journey. The words "we must not confuse the command to love with the disease… Continue reading THE NEED TO PLEASE

Musings

REFUSE HATE and LETTING GO

I saw these words on Scattered Smothered and Covered this morning and just had to recreate them. As a reminder to myself. I need to choose the people around me carefully. People who are like-minded. People who will not judge me. People who accept me as I am. People who will raise me up and help… Continue reading REFUSE HATE and LETTING GO

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 24)

Sunshiney (YES that is a word!) days and beautiful sunsets A Sunday afternoon baking with my music pumped up high - and now and freezer full of goodies for school lunchboxes Hats, scarves and heaters (it's mid-winter don't you know, and I just don't do cold well!) Encouragement and encouraging - giving and receiving are… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 24)