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
Today I drove through a red light. Seriously, not just, the light was amber and I made a call to sneak through. Nope, the light was red, I didn't even see it, I just kept driving. At an intersection I drive through daily! Man did I get a fright. I'm so grateful for God's protection… Continue reading Red lights
I am, without question, an optimist. Very intentionally so. I learnt, as a 15-year-old, the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. I didn't realise it at the time, but it was a life-defining conversation that will forever shape who I am. It was a wintry day, wandering along one of my favourite beaches with my Nan. We both… Continue reading Diamonds
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
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
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
I do love Audrey Hepburn 🙂 Happy Sunday everyone...
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?
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)
No commentary today, this relates so closely to the sentiment of last week's Scripted Sunday which you can read here. Image background: Aitor Agirregabiria cc
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
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
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
Note to self: I don't need to get bogged down in other people's crap drama. It's okay to walk away. I do need to stop taking on board things that I can't, and don't need to control. I have my own circus to nurture and protect as priority. My circus is full of people who care for me, and… Continue reading I have my own circus to deal with*
I've tackled some blog planning. Just a couple of months to see if planning works for me in this forum. I had a look at what I actually want to achieve with Abbie's Babble which will come as no surprise to those who read my recent posts on where my blog is at and the… Continue reading What else is new here?
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