Faith, Lifestyle

Speaking from Faith or Fear?

The threat of lockdown is now a reality. The 'what ifs?' are 'what nows?', and suddenly we are faced with a endless sea of uncertainty stretched out before us. While I was doing my house work today, I noticed areas that had been overlooked for too long; cobwebs in corners and dust gathered in dark… Continue reading Speaking from Faith or Fear?

Faith

Set your sights in 2020

Sight is a gift. (Ask anyone who doesn't have theirs and they will tell you so). To be able to see is something that we take for granted every single day. But there is a difference between having sight and seeing. You have no doubt heard the term 20/20 vision a few times already this… Continue reading Set your sights in 2020

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

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

Faith, Homeschool, Parenting

The Home School Diaries #3

I got it wrong today. Okay not just today, but spectacularly so on this occasion. This time it was with my middle child, my easiest by far and my least demanding. He is so often overshadowed by his more vocal siblings or overlooked as he is generally happy to go with the flow. We were… Continue reading The Home School Diaries #3

Faith

Sitting in the Son

Sitting in the Son. Yes the spelling is intentional. Because God knows I need His presence today. I didn’t make it through ten minutes of church because my two year old had other ideas. My ten year olds behaviour has been disgraceful on and off all week. Our belongings are scattered between about sixteen different… Continue reading Sitting in the Son

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

Put it down

"That's not yours, put it down" If I had a pound for every time I say that to my boys. They grab hold of everything, fighting over toys, books, magazines you name it. They always seem to want what the other one has, and rather than receive the gift, toys or sweets that I have kept… Continue reading Put it down

Faith, Parenting

Testing the barriers

Parenting. They say its the most rewarding job of your life. They remind you they don't stay small forever. They whisper don't wish the years away because they'll be gone before you know it. And yet they don't tell you that its the most heart wrenching, headache inducing, life changing challenge that you will ever… Continue reading Testing the barriers