In tough times, we all need something or someone to hold us up. In my challenges I was provided with everything I needed, although I couldn't always see it at the time. I needed hope, strength, bravery, and shelter to find peace. It is my strong faith in the promises of the bible that provided all of… Continue reading Reintroduction: Faith
There are moments in life that define us - maybe immediately, or perhaps they set off a transformation that rolls out over time. A journey. The last few years have been the latter for me. Quite simply, I'm different to the me who was here two years ago. It's fair to say I've been through the fire… Continue reading Let me reintroduce myself
The other day I wrote about intentionally living in the moment. Every day. I can, and do, live here and now because I know where I'm from, where my strength comes from, and where I'm going. I'm really enjoying the new Hillsong worship album: Open Heaven River Wild. I actually love pretty much everything any of… Continue reading My one thing
Life is such a journey - and every day I learn, and yearn, to live in the journey, savouring each step of the way. The good steps, the big steps, the painful steps ... all the while, admiring the beautiful view. The view around me, and view that is me. Yes I did say that:… Continue reading Here and Now
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
There's a song I've been playing over and over a lot lately. If We're Honest. I love love love this song. The tone, the lyrics, the message, and of course the divine voice of Francesca Battistelli (I love this vibe for her, much more than her more commercial 'pop' sound). Honesty is something that's very much on… Continue reading Note to self: Honesty
I'm just loving this song at the moment. Actually, the whole new Hillsong United album, Empires, is working pretty well for me. These lyrics, such a truth!
Happy Easter everyone.
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
"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
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
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
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
Last week I wrote about how, for the longest time, I didn't think I had a testimony to share. I was ordinary. God hadn't changed my life in big, jaw dropping ways. Or so it seemed. And wasn't that the point of people who shared their testimony at church - the high impact, spectacular stories, the… Continue reading This is my story #testimony
I used to think that I didn't have a testimony. I am so ordinary and I didn't have a big 'ah-ha' moment or life changing interaction with God. "I don't have anything to say" I used to tell myself. How can anything I say make a difference to anyone else? I mean, we've all heard those amazing… Continue reading We all have a story
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
This is my daughter's favourite song. Which I love for her - awesome lyrics. Not that I've created it, I'm going to print this and put it up on her noticeboard...
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?
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
This morning in church it was so wonderful to be led in worship by the kids worship band. Their young voices (none of them yet at high school) were equally talented and genuine. I have no doubt there are future worship leaders in that group. So great to see friends of our own children up… Continue reading Scripted Sunday: This I Believe
Brittany Maynard was a 29 year woman who left this earth over the weekend. Her story made media headlines worldwide. Why? Because she made a choice for medically assisted suicide (legal where she lived) before the cancer in her brain could ravage her mentally and physically before killing her. You can read her story here.… Continue reading On death and dying: Brittany Maynard made us all think