Have you heard that saying before? For those of us who like change, it might be true. For instance, when you get a new house or a new puppy. However, that saying would only apply when changing furniture or buying a new outfit. Otherwise, I am not feeling those relaxing, fun, refreshing holiday feels. Especially […]
I have been reading through Acts these past few months and have been challenged by the life of Paul. False accusations, death threats, stoning, imprisonment, shipwreck, and snakebite, are just some of the things that Paul endured on his faith journey. From the moment of his conversion, which was dramatic enough, he was faced with […]
Anyone else? Or is it just me? Last year for my birthday my Mum gave me a tiny little plant in a white pot. Well actually it was 3 tiny little leaves that looked like she had just stuck them in a pot of dirt. What I didn’t realise until she told me was that […]
My attitude was as cold as a winter morning in Northern Alaska. The conversation with my husband did not go as I planned. I was feeling ignored and hurt, and the more I focused on those feelings, the more my frustrations took hold of my heart. How quickly I had forgotten the peace of my […]
I hung up the phone. It was the doctor, and I was in shock. My young daughter’s results had come back positive for an auto-immune disease. This diagnosis was lifelong and meant immediate change to our lives. As my questions grew, so did the weight of worry. Have you ever felt a wave of worry […]
I didn’t see it coming. It sort of crept up on me…I mean I was present for every moment, so I don’t know why this surprised me. I was at the washing line hanging out my son’s clothes when I suddenly realized I didn’t buy these for him. When did he get so grown up […]
We had been protected for 18 months. Our little rural town had not had a single case of Covid during the whole pandemic.Until it did. When we were notified a positive case was at the primary school where my youngest daughter attends, I was in shock. It was a surreal moment as we both went […]
I didn’t want to stop for fuel. I had been running errands for the last hour, working all day and I just wanted to get home. I knew the fuel was low, but surely, I had enough for tomorrow… As I was driving home it made me think, how often in life do we push […]
The story of the prodigal son, from Luke 15, has been on my heart lately; not because I have a child who has run away, but simply because I have a child who is growing up. I know that sounds so silly, almost insignificant, because that’s what children do — they grow up. In fact, […]
One quiet, early morning, I was watching the sun rise over the hills and through the trees. Everything around me was glistening as the rays of light danced upon the morning sky. I had taken this time to pray, though my heart was heavy with a burden for my friend.
She had just received some devastating news and was struggling to hold onto hope. It seemed like her world was falling apart, so I asked the Lord, “How do I pray for her, I don’t even know where to start?” Have you ever felt like that before? When we don’t know what to pray, the prayer guide Jesus gave His disciples is perfect for us today.