Surrendering All

I remember being six or seven years old and not fully understanding the depth or meaning of the words, but I knew there was something special about the hymn, I Surrender All Listen here. In its lyrics, there was a sense that we could get to a point of giving all that we have to…

A Lasting Christmas Hope

Is there anyone else, like me, who still has Christmas decorations up? Yes, I know what you’re thinking, that it’s the 10th of January and really it’s time to put all of the festive ornaments away and take down the Christmas tree! But this past year has been such a challenging one for everyone, that…

Temporarily Tangled

The other day, I was trying to find a certain necklace to wear, that my husband had gifted me for a previous birthday present. As I looked through various boxes, I was reminded of why I haven’t worn it in a long while. Its delicate chain had become thoroughly tangled with another necklace and a…

Packed Lunch Prayers

Like many mothers out there, I feel like food is always on my brain. There are meals to prepare, groceries to order, and then with school having started up, the packed lunch assembly is in full swing! Charlie and I, at the end of last year, also committed to try incorporating exercise, working out, and…

These Are The Days

Hearing certain old songs can really stir my heart, especially when I haven’t listened to them for ages. Charlie and I were watching some video clips of the kids from two years ago and goodness, how they have grown! It makes my heart both happy and filled with a bittersweet sadness at the realisation that…

Whatever Is Of Worth

I was scrolling through my old iPod (I say old iPod, because it’s usually sat in a drawer collecting dust, with the battery very low, and I haven’t updated it since I was living stateside eleven years ago!) and I was listening to songs that I had long forgotten from all those years ago. This…

Healing In His Wings

This week my daughter, Anna, wanted to draw a butterfly but was struggling to do a detailed drawing without looking at an image. That’s when I was reminded of the magnet on our fridge of the beautiful monarch butterfly. These delicate, orange and black beauties are some of the most lovely, little creatures and I…

Creation Testifies

The kids and I were on our first nature walk for a long while this week. It was wonderful to be walking in the sunshine underneath the trees. As I absorbed the beautiful trees and plants, it made me reflect on how all the time at home has made me stop and appreciate the small…

A Time To Pause & Celebrate – Part 2

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This last week at bedtime, I’ve been asked the daily question, “Mummy, how many more days until my birthday?” Our excited boy just couldn’t hardly wait for a big slice of chocolate cake…

A Time To Pause & Celebrate – Part 1

The patriotic bunting has been placed in our bay window! Scones (with chocolate chips mixed in!) have been made with my son. Even special ice cream cone cakes were lovingly baked by my daughter in anticipation. Lots of dirty dishes were created too, but it was worthwhile smelling the sweet aroma of baking throughout the…