In the hidden places

I have potted some plants and one of the flowers I chose to plan were marigolds. After I had already potted them, I remembered what happened to them last year – the slugs loved them. They didn’t last that long and it was a shame. However, the slugs have thus far left them alone and […]

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Milestones

It’s hard to believe I have an 18 month old. I haven’t written much about motherhood for a while, but I am hoping to write a bit more on this part of life. The topic that has been on my heart and mind recently is milestones. The majority of infants tend to reach developmental milestones […]

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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Scrubbing floors. Scraping plates. Watering plants. Emptying bins. Wiping counters. Hoovering carpets. Writing lists. Planning meals. Making beds. Chasing toddler. Sweeping up. Cooking dinner. Clearing toys. Life can feel like a continuous verb at times. From the moment I wake, it’s all systems go. I only have one child who STILL has a nap. So […]

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More > Real by Jon Brown – BOOK REVIEW

More > Real explores how readers can have an honest, real faith and live the full life that Jesus has come to give us, even in the storms of life. What I love about this book is that Jon does not shy away from the realities and complexities of life, yet he also does not […]

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Why Weakness Matters

What if we were to give all of our material wealth, security and influence up? Or what if it was taken from us? What would our life look like? How would that make us feel? Where do we place our trust? Who do we trust? Can we have it all? What does it ‘all’ actually […]

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6 Highlights from Alpha

Every Tuesday for the last two and a half months or so, I have been going along to an Alpha course at my local church. We followed the Alpha Youth Series where every week we would watch a short video and pause at different points to talk through questions in small groups about the Christian […]

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Gardening 101: Going for Growth

Last year, I started chopping up a shrub in the garden that I thought had died. It sounded rattly and didn’t look that appealing. It turns out that this is what it normally looks like in the winter. Oops. It was not dead, although I was giving it the opportunity to head in that direction. […]

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4 Ways of Dealing with Disappointment

Writing this post is a little bit of therapy because I am still dealing with disappointment. It is not past tense ‘dealt’ with disappointment. It is a very present tense ordeal of ‘dealing’. Last week saw a big blow to a writing project I had spent a lot of time on. It was a learning […]

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5 Things to Pray for Your Kids by Melissa B. Kruger – BOOK REVIEW

This is my first book review relating to faith and children which I am excited about! I know the importance of prayer in my own life and now I have the blessing to be able to pray over my own son. As a new mum, it can be overwhelming at times to get through the […]

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More > Truth by Kristi Mair – BOOK REVIEW

After reading ‘More > Distinct’ by Calvin T. Samuel and ‘More > Direction’ by Ayo and Ruth Afolabi, I was looking forward to the next instalment of the ‘More >’ series by IVP. These short books are ideal for those who are busy but want to engage with the Bible and apply it effectively to […]

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