Faith, Musings

Here and Now

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

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (December 4)

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)

Faith

This is my story #testimony

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

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

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (November 27)

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)

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (November 13)

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)

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (November 5)

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)

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (October 16)

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)

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (September 25)

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)

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (September 18)

It amazes me how complex we humans are - that I can feel so many conflicting emotions all at once but somehow, manage to compartmentalize, so that the bad does not overcome the good. I have so much to be thankful for, I'm walking in a state of perpetual gratitude at the moment. With that,… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (September 18)

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (Sept 11)

I am super grateful that we have a faith-based radio station in New Zealand. Every morning in the car the kids and I listen to the hilarious hosts on the breakfast show of Lifefm. Funny as they are, everything is delivered under the umbrella of being inspiring and encouraging youth with faith on their journey.… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (Sept 11)

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (September 4)

I am grateful that... ...Spring is here! The sun is shinning (like it's okay to wear a t-shirt kind of warm), there are lambs, daffodils and blossoms everywhere. Love it. ...There are amazing young women who lead my daughter's Brownies every week. Natalie comes out of there absolutely buzzing every time. I get a kick… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (September 4)

Awards

THE LIEBSTER (AGAIN?!)

Oh my oh my oh my. So I've been nominated for the Liebster again. This blows me away. Honestly, I write/blog for me - I pretty much spew words straight from my heart to the keyboard. I'm amazed every time a complete stranger likes or comments on something I've written. Let alone follows me ... and keeps… Continue reading THE LIEBSTER (AGAIN?!)

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 28)

I give thanks to God every day - for His provision, endless love and grace. This week I am especially thankful that my children are healthy. That we are able to spend time as a family, especially in the great outdoors. That we live in an amazing country which is peaceful, safe and where one can… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 28)

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 21)

I am thankful for a hockey trip up to Hawke's Bay on Sunday - my home. I haven't been up there since March, it's been hard to face. Hockey kind of forced the issue. It was hard but I've done it now. Phew. Lambs and daffodils - spring is nearly here. Oh my goodness, how cute… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 21)

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 14)

Something different for Thankful Thursday this week. I came across these gorgeous words which really resonated with me. Gratitude CAN turn things that seem hard/bad/wrong/challenging, into positives. I call them lessons. To be fair, sometimes it takes a bit of hindsight to see them (learn the lessons), but as long as we get there in… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 14)

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 7)

This week some of the things I have written on the Thankful pages of my journal are: Birthdays. Turning another year older is a privilege not given to all so I'm grateful to be 37. Not only that I also enjoyed a birthday weekend catching up with family I don't see all the time. An… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 7)

At Our House, Blended Family, Musings

MY MARVELOUS MR.

Let's just get this said up front. I'm not writing this for brownie points. I mean everything I say (write). I have one very truly amazing husband. There are a lot of blog posts, and comments in general, about husbands who don't do enough around the house, husbands who don't spend enough time with kids… Continue reading MY MARVELOUS MR.

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 31)

  The town library - my favourite quiet place. The 'thankful' posts that are going around Facebook. I make a point of doing this every day in my journal and know what a difference it makes to me. I love, that even if only for a few days, people are walking around actively looking for… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 31)

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)

Thankful Thursday

MISSING

So it's been nearly two weeks since I've sat at the computer and written a post. Oh how I have missed it. This little blog that started as 'oh I'll give it a go and see what happens' has opened up my mind - I want to write daily, I NEED to write daily now.… Continue reading MISSING

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 10)

This week I am super thankful for school holidays and all that they bring. This is week one of a two-week holiday after the autumn semester. I am so blessed to have a job in a school - during term time I can pick the kids up from school which is great, and it also means… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 10)

Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 2)

I am thankful that my daughter's blood results show she does not have Celiac Disease. Still doesn't resolve the sore tummy she often has but Dr assures us it's nothing sinister. So grateful to have a job that only requires me to work term-time - two more days until I'm on holiday for two weeks with… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 2)