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Dealing with Difficult Decembers

The countdown to Christmas Day is well underway. Shopping, services and sugar are a very typical expectation for this time of year. I saw a church advertise that it's having five different variations of Christmas Carol services with different kind of music. I honestly don't know what to say to that. On the one hand,… Continue reading Dealing with Difficult Decembers

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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… Continue reading The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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Unemployment – a short devotional 2

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 2

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Cranky yet comforted

I am writing this post-coffee, in PJs as my sweet little boy catches up on his precious sleep. Last night started off well. He goes down to sleep just fine, but recently seems to wake at about 1am most nights. Last night however, he decided to cry for about 2 hours (sorry neighbours). Feeding, nappy… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Cranky yet comforted

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Some Hope-filled Words…

  Graphic by Kerry Messer   #TheLoft   To Participate: 1. Be creative. We provide the topic. You feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic. 2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two. 3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic… Continue reading Some Hope-filled Words…

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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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Scanxiety in December

I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown. And what a year it has been. I spend a lot of time thinking and reflecting on life and all it has to offer us. This year has definitely been one for reflection. My first scan is due on the 21st December 2011 to check and… Continue reading Scanxiety in December