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Joy to the world?

Firstly, Merry Christmas! Today, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus in our home, as well as the usual traditions of stockings, gifts, and a sensational Christmas lunch. It's hard to believe that this time last year our hearts were heavy. A potential cancer diagnosis loomed with all of the uncertainty, I had two very… Continue reading Joy to the world?

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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort - it is… Continue reading Christmas Light

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Superhero or Saviour?

Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son's clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman 'S' on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?

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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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Hope in a Heatwave

I love soothing Sunday moments. A quiet time of respite for the soul. This Sunday brought a welcome break from the darkness that I have encountered in the headlines this week. There was a baptism at church and the words spoken by the guy who got baptised moved me deeply. His wife's faithful witness over… Continue reading Hope in a Heatwave

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A Letter To Halloween

Dear Halloween, Thank you for the invitation to your celebrations this evening. However, I regret to inform you that I must decline. Tonight you come on your annual visit to our neighbourhood. However, you seem to arrive earlier and earlier every year in our shops. Ghosts, witches, zombies, blood, spiders, vampires...Their costumes and props are… Continue reading A Letter To Halloween