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
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
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
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
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...
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!
Oops, I just realised it's Friday and I forgot to post my Thursday post. Well, I'm sure it's still Thursday for some of my readers! This past weekend I was reminded to be thankful in ALL things - I was given this little prompt while doing chores and it was most definitely the recurring theme over… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (December 4)
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
Today is Thanksgiving in the USA so to all of you celebrating this day: For me here in little old New Zealand, it's just another day. But every day is for gratitude and as it's Thursday, here's what I'm especially thankful for this week. This week it is most definitely family. Last Wednesday I was able to… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (November 27)
Do you ever wonder 'what might have been'? If you'd just made 'that' choice, or if something had just gone 'the other way'. What could have happened in your life? A bit like the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors where we see two realities played out based on what happened if the character did, and if… Continue reading That sliding doors moment
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...
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
I don't think there is a single person who is living a perfect life. I mean, we all have problems, challenges, issues, trials, tribulations. Whatever you want to call them. There are a lot of us walking through this life hiding the bad stuff, I know I do. So this is probably a good reminder… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (November 13)
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
I LOVE: Being a mum - this is a privilege for me. I love looking after my family, teaching and nurturing, providing a safe and loving home for them. Meeting their needs, while definitely challenging, is enjoyable for me. Yes, sometimes when I collapse on the couch at the end of the day, when the washing… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (November 5)
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
So much to be thankful for. Always. But especially when I haven't written it here for a few weeks. So here goes, in no particular order, just bullet points today... Two weeks school holidays with my family, only a couple of days where I had all four kids to myself but we made the most… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (October 16)
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
I have happiness on the brain at the moment. I'm getting intentional about finding my happy. I do think that being grateful and being happy are intertwined - well, for me, I actually know it. Since I started my gratitude journal, I have on some levels, been happier. Definitely more aware of the blessings in… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (September 25)