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Truth begins at home

Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Christian, Identity | 0 comments

Truth begins at home

  As a mum of 4 children I have placed a high value on them telling the truth and living truth. Truth is at the heart of all successful relationships. Being honest and telling the truth is a value that many of us would attain to, yet it is so easy for us not to see or tell the truth to ourselves. We can live denying truth, denying hurt within; pretending we are ok when we are not. We can loose it in the little lies and agreements we make with ourselves, loose it in the oughts, the can’ts, the won’ts. Truth so often does not start...

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Thriving not Surviving

Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Christian, Identity, Thrive, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thriving not Surviving

A year ago my father died.  This last year has been a hard one and I have been on a journey of stopping, grieving, pausing, hurting, pondering, healing and recalibrating.  In the midst of this last year I have really known that there is beauty everywhere, if we choose to see it. When change comes into our lives we need to take time to reassess, to connect with how we feel, with where we are.  I have done a lot of that this last year.  I have known the truth of the words “there is beauty in our tears.”   Hard things happen in life,...

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Adventures in parenting

Posted by on January 8, 2014 in Christian, Identity, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Adventures in parenting

My baby girl left home for 5 months yesterday. Now in reality she’s not a baby but a beautiful young woman. It’s a strange new part of our parenting journey that we are entering into. When she was born, as I looked into her beautiful eyes, my heart’s desire was that she’d grow to know how much the Father loved her, and how much we loved her. My longing was that her identity would be based not on the transient but on who she is in God. As I have watched her getting ready for her big adventure I’ve seen that she...

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Down but not out!

Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Christian, Love, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My little  boy fell this week hurting himself in the process; kids do.  He regularly has grazed knees and bruised legs.  At some stage during our growth into adulthood we seem to lose the grazed knees; imperceptibly as we grow we seem to run and tumble less.  A friend recently fell and grazed her knee and realised how unusual this now was, we began to wonder at what age did we stop grazing our knees? In reality as adults we do still fall, but it’s just that the wounds are not so visible.  But we still need the same help that my son...

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Hopefilled Waiting

Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Christian, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My 7-year-old sons concept of time is still developing.  He thinks that a two-minute wait is an enormous amount of time; to a 7 year it probably feels like it is!  Waiting can feel like a challenge at whatever age we are. I have many promises that God has made me that I am still waiting for him to fulfil. When God asks us to wait on a promise it can feel like a challenge; the important thing is that how we wait matters.  We can either wait passively or expectantly. Often when God promises us something we can become passive in the waiting.  We...

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Living Empty, Living Full

Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Christian, thankful, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are times in our life where we  feel full and able to move mountains and times where we feel empty and all we can see is limits.  On full days we are readily able to be thankful and celebrate but on empty that can feel difficult. “12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13 On full days...

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Life lessons

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Christian, Discipleship, Love, Parenting | 0 comments

This week my baby girl leaves school. Now in reality she’s no longer a baby, she is a grown woman. But it is a moment, just like starting school is a moment. It has caused me to think about all that she has learnt and all that is deemed necessary for her to know in order for her to be launched into her future. Having her was a journey and when she finally arrived I knew that I was changed. Suddenly life was different. As I sat and nursed her I would think about her future and in those moments I knew that the biggest thing that I wanted...

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Protecting by connecting

Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

For thirty minutes this week our son was missing.  Thirty minutes isn’t long.  In normal time thirty minutes is never quite enough time, but in those moments when we didn’t know where he was it seemed like a huge amount of time. Our oldest daughter had gone to collect him from a club.  After waiting where she always waits for a while,  she figured that he had overrun.  She then went looking for him and grew increasingly concerned as her search didn’t locate him.  She rang home and my husband went to help her look.  Now in...

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Beauty within brokeness

Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Rhythm of life | 0 comments

My seven year old son has struggled with seeing his mum go through grief.  For him his biggest experience of death has been his hamster dying.  Whilst I have tried to protect him from the realities of all I am feeling, there is also a sense that it is important for him to understand that life is made up of many moments, moments of celebration and joy, moments of laughter but also moments of sadness.  There is in life a time for everything: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time...

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Remembering who you are

Posted by on March 1, 2013 in Identity | 0 comments

It came suddenly, as is often the case, the news that my father had died.  Without warning suddenly life changed.  In the midst of the shock and the trauma my head needed, naturally, to reorientate. They come, moments like this in life, moments that stop us in our tracks, moments that make us reassess, moments that cause us to think about who we are. So much of life is made up of the roles that we play: daughter, wife, mother, friend and so many more.  Often these roles seem to define us. When we meet new people a standard question is...

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