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The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out As I sit to write, someone decided now was a good time to pull out the world's noisiest leaf blower. It's like an outdoor vacuum cleaner. It's irritating. It's persistent. It's loud. And it's getting louder - still. How long is this noise going to disrupt the street? Not only am I trying to… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out

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Unemployment – a short devotional 5

I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in 'what I do' at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone… Continue reading Unemployment – a short devotional 5

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The Higher Way Code – No Overtaking

Have you seen comedian Michael McIntyre talk about overtaking farm traffic? He describes the experience of wanting to overtake a tractor and and entering the 'death lane' by driving into oncoming traffic. Nobody wants to drive into oncoming traffic. You wait for the straight bit of road and edge out and then edge back in… Continue reading The Higher Way Code – No Overtaking

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Great Expectations

What a difference 24 hours can make. You know when people say 'sleep on it' before you make a decision? Maybe that's good advice. Do we wake up with a fresh perspective after catching 40 winks? Maybe. I think it helps me when I return to a piece of writing after a while to look at… Continue reading Great Expectations

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Lessons From The Wilderness

In the still and quiet, I find myself searching in quiet desperation for the next step on my journey with the Lord through unemployment. I am sharing some of my reflections of walking with Christ through this wilderness and the lessons I am slowly learning! Lesson 1) Being A Writer I was encouraged today by… Continue reading Lessons From The Wilderness

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Microwaves, Take That and Sssshhh!

It's been two days since chemotherapy. I was so tired yesterday. I blame one of my anti-sickness pills. It can knock me out cold. I fell asleep in the chair when having the chemo - that's how good it is! Anyways, my neck, shoulders and back feel like they are on fire. My legs felt… Continue reading Microwaves, Take That and Sssshhh!