Faith, Parenting

Learning lessons

At first glance this looks like a father and son moment; a lesson in handling a saw and managing a garden. The truth is it is a lesson in handling consequences and managing poor decisions. Look closer at the picture, do you see the tree on the right? It has a huge branch torn off… Continue reading Learning lessons

Faith, Lifestyle

When the waves rise

The skies are clear but my eyes are clouded. A storm rages in my soul. I feel torn in a million different directions, my heart beats I am staring at the waves rising around me and I want to run for high ground. They say knowledge is power but the more I learn the more… Continue reading When the waves rise

Faith, Lifestyle

He who holds the stars

Are you a perennial planner? A self confessed striver? Busily plotting your life to the nth degree then panicking when things take a detour? Yup me too. I like to know where I am headed, what I need to do to get there and how long it will take. But so often this doesn't take… Continue reading He who holds the stars

Adoption, Faith, Lifestyle, Parenting

Everything I never wanted

It is Mothers Day, and this is the first one as a mom of three that I am actually looking forward to. Last year I was dreading the emotions (or lack thereof), that I would feel when my children bundled into bed with me. I consider myself crazy blessed as a mom of three, but… Continue reading Everything I never wanted

Faith

Finding me

All I have ever wanted is to belong. Isn't that what we all want? I grew up surrounded by abusive relationships, marriage breakdowns and bitter individuals. I have seen families torn apart by anger that was incited decades ago. I was fought over in the courts. I have never known, nor perhaps ever will know… Continue reading Finding me

Faith

Finding my way

January 2018 is here and I for one couldn't be happier to see the back of 2017. As years go, we have had worse; previous years have seen us navigate redundancies and relocations, while witnessing health and marriage difficulties in our nearest and dearest. In fact, on paper, 2017 saw the realisation of many of… Continue reading Finding my way

Faith, Lifestyle

Let go and let God

This is one of my all-time favourite quotes and one that I stand to learn a lot from for many years to come; The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let dead things go ~ Anonymous Each and every Autumn our senses are in awe of the beauty of the season.… Continue reading Let go and let God

Faith

Give me strength

Have you ever done Strengthsfinder? If you haven't, I highly recommend it, even if only to use it to justify your individual quirks as qualities to be celebrated. My top five strengths read like this: Positivity Empathy Woo Achiever Activator Sounds okay right? Well at first glance its pretty cool, I have always been a… Continue reading Give me strength

Faith

On my knees…

Yes I know it has been a few weeks months since my last post but my heart has been so full I worried that when putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) I might never be able to stop the out pour. You see, my heart has been broken this year. 2016 did not start the… Continue reading On my knees…

Faith

Should old acquaintance be forgot…

So tomorrow is New Years Eve. When the clock strikes twelve and we ring in 2016, each of us has the chance to start afresh. We can't wait to recreate ourselves, promising to be better, fitter, or more committed. Just like getting a brand new diary with fresh crisp pages that we cannot wait to… Continue reading Should old acquaintance be forgot…