This week I received a bittersweet letter from Compassion Australia, letting us know that the child we have sponsored for many years no longer requires our financial support. She is now 15, and while we are so pleased her family in Indonesia is finally doing well financially, we are also sad as she has been an important part of our own family. Her photo has always been on the fridge alongside our own children’s school photos. Continue reading
The word “home” has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. What is home?
Home is a roof overhead. At least in the short term, “home” for us in Sydney is a rental house. To be honest I feel unsettled living in a rented property. The house is lovely, and I am so grateful for it, but making it feel like it’s ours is challenging. Continue reading
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
Sometimes I look like I’ve got life sorted.
But the truth is, most of the time, I’m not so together. Continue reading
We have talked a lot about life and death in our home over the last week. It’s a heavy topic, but circumstances meant discussing death was unavoidable.
The first thing that happened was that a young mum from our church passed away. The kids understandably had some questions… Continue reading
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
“Mummy, my prayer didn’t work.”
My five year old was both cross and confused. She had asked God for the rain to stop so that she and her friends could play in the big playground at school (a new novelty for the Grade One kids), but the wet weather persisted. If anything, the rain got heavier as the week went on! Continue reading
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