Three In One

After church my six year old asked the question – “Mum, what does three in one mean?”

I took a deep breath before launching into my answer.  Despite the fact that I’ve been a Christian for most of my life, there are still some things I find hard to get my head around.  (There will probably always be things I can’t get my head around when it comes to God, because He’s God. And I’m not.) Continue reading

I Know The Plan

(image: The Old Post Road etsy store)

Jeremiah 29:11 is a well known and much loved Bible verse, and it’s been on my heart this week.  You see, all of my plans have gone out the window, and God’s plan has fallen into place in a remarkable way.

When things go right, some people say that “the planets have aligned.”

Others say things are an “amazing coincidence”

I say it’s God. Continue reading

Beach Faith

During the Christmas break our little family enjoyed a week away at Coffs Harbour.  The kids and I particularly enjoyed the time we spent on the beach together (while SquiggleDad was sleeping in!)  We collected shells and pebbles, built sandcastles, explored the rocks, watched birds, and chased waves.  I grabbed a “teachable moment” to spontaneously talk to the kids about God too… Continue reading

Introducing: Growing in God

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new project for this year: Growing in God.

For quite some time now I have wanted to post more about my life as a Christian mum.  Over the last few years I have been writing more for Christian women’s publications such as Footprints Magazine, Mum2Mum Magazine, MOPS Australia’s blog, as well as editing Better Mum Magazine – but I have shared less about my faith here on my own blog. Continue reading

Bent Out Of Shape

It’s the first day of the new year.  Wow, 2011.  Today we have been packing away the tree and all the Christmasy things we’ve been using throughout December.

Every year I use an old recipe passed down through my husband’s family to bake Christmas bickies.  As I returned the  Christmas shaped cutters to the back of the baking drawer I noticed that some of them were bent out of shape.  I squeezed the sides of the metal carefully, pushing them back into place.  (Undoubtedly the result of the kids “helping” with the baking!)  As I fiddled with the heart shaped cutter, evening up the two sides and getting it to look right again, I couldn’t help but draw the obvious metaphor.

Did your heart get bent out of shape over Christmas, or during the past year?  What do you need to do to get it balanced up again at the start of this new year?  Do you need to forgive someone?  Let go of a hurt?  Or perhaps you just need to take some time to look after yourself?

I’m not big on new year’s resolutions, but I am big on a making fresh start each year.  If you ask me, getting your heart right is guaranteed to help you start the year afresh.

PS – I’m taking a little time off from the online world, but will be back with you all shortly! xx