Carry

My dad, in the 1974 floods, needed to carry me. My brother was two weeks old, and I was two and a half; the rain was pelting down with such ferocity that it was hard to hear the other person speak, so mum told me. We lived in the Brisbane suburb of Chelmer, which had...

Peace

It was important to connect with my siblings and their families this past Christmas, to intern mums’ ashes next to my father’s. It was important to communicate and connect with extended family. It was our first Christmas without our parents, together, as...

Stretch

The world today seems to prefer living in the grey rather than promoting clear-cut decisions, it is ok for you to do you, so there does not need to be a black or white answer when it comes to decision making. However, when it comes to matters of the Christian faith,...

3 Hope-filled choices

The world today seems to prefer living in the grey rather than promoting clear-cut decisions, it is ok for you to do you, so there does not need to be a black or white answer when it comes to decision making. However, when it comes to matters of the Christian faith,...

Determine what is important

The world today seems to prefer living in the grey rather than promoting clear-cut decisions, it is ok for you to do you, so there does not need to be a black or white answer when it comes to decision making. However, when it comes to matters of the Christian faith,...

What is important?

It was important to connect with my siblings and their families this past Christmas, to intern mums’ ashes next to my father’s. It was important to communicate and connect with extended family. It was our first Christmas without our parents, together, as...

Nourish yourself

Are you in need of replenishment? Many of you reading this may feel depleted, worn out, and tired after a big year. Now is the time to take stock and evaluate your physical, mental, and spiritual health? It may be time for some nourishing!Our physical health can be...

You are my hiding place

Ever got that feeling that you need to hide? King David in the Bible did as he was running from Saul; he fled to a cave to hide with his family. David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they...

Wander

For the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness forty years until all the nation’s men of war who had come out of Egypt had died since they did not obey the LORD. Joshua 5:6 It is known that people with a purpose live longer, healthier, happier lives, or at...

Prayer – ‘Where does my help come from?’

Psalm 121:1-2I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.This Psalm reminds us to take our problems to the Lord in prayer.One of my mother’s favourite hymns wasWhat a friend we...