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100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs – Book Review

Somebody blessed me with a copy of this devotional and I still have no clue who gave it to me. My sincere thanks once again! It came at a great time as I was new to being a mum and my word for 2018 is courage. Annie F. Downs writes simple, encouraging truths and speaks… Continue reading 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs – Book Review

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Take Heart by Matt Chandler – Book Review

In a culture that is increasingly turning away from Christianity, Matt Chandler has an exciting and optimistic outlook - it's a great time to be a Christian. Faith in Christ has always thrived when it is at the margins of society. He gives a brief history by reminding the reader that the early church grew… Continue reading Take Heart by Matt Chandler – Book Review

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Fighting Fear with Faith

Do it afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear, but going forward even when you feel afraid. I have heard these expressions a few times and it has become much more real as a mum. Actually, I think it started as a mum-to-be. I was afraid to give birth, but I had to do… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Fighting Fear with Faith

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Watering the grass

Wow. You are all really kind. Seriously. My last post had many of you sharing words and even songs of encouragement to lift my spirit. I received comments on the blog and on Facebook, texts, calls and even visitors. My intention was not to cause people to worry about me, but I am very thankful… Continue reading Watering the grass

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The Brokenness That Makes Me Brave

In some ways I am a bit of a perfectionist. I like everything to have its place. There needs to be some sort of order to chaos. I get uncomfortable when things seem to go outside of my control. Having a baby means a lot of stuff gets left undone. Tasks I set myself go… Continue reading The Brokenness That Makes Me Brave

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Mum and Toddler Group

With 'courage' as my #OneWord365 this year, I finally took Jonathan to our first Mum and Toddler group. Since he has been born I have wrestled with anxiety of taking him out places for any length of time. When he was really small, I was scared of him being inconsolable, not knowing how to respond… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Mum and Toddler Group

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It’s the start of 2018 so…

Wishing all my readers a Happy 2018! At the start of this new year, I have been thinking about my #OneWord365. I wrote a post about my One Word for 2015 - reconciliation. I can't remember if I had a word for 2016. #facepalm I had two in 2017 - simplicity and expectancy. Then I… Continue reading It’s the start of 2018 so…

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What Does A Beetle & The 7/7 Bombings Have In Common?

Today I came face to face with my fears. I came across a giant beetle in the house, minding its own business. Normally, it is spiders in the house that instill fear within me. They get my heart racing. I sweat. I cry. I tremble. Turns out it's not just spiders. This beast of a… Continue reading What Does A Beetle & The 7/7 Bombings Have In Common?

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Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #3: In the News – Archbishop Oscar Romero

As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #3: In the News – Archbishop Oscar Romero