Taking Care of the Body God Has Given Me

Slowly and unenthusiastically, I walked up the path to the log cabin at the back of our yard. I opened the door and was instantly reminded that it had been so long since going into our gym room, with spiders leaving their webs in all the corners. Before lacing up my dusty sneakers, I even checked inside of my shoes just to look out for … Continue reading Taking Care of the Body God Has Given Me

Your Future Is In Safe Hands

“Your Future Is In Safe Hands.” I’m sure that is some insurance company’s slogan or at least it sounds like one! However, I’m not writing about insurance today but rather God’s assurance that He cares for us and our futures. I recently had a catch up with a dear friend and although we’re in different seasons of life, God has beautifully blessed us with the … Continue reading Your Future Is In Safe Hands

Learning Resilience From A Sunflower

For the last two spring seasons, the children and I have been planting sunflowers. First starting in the grow box as seedlings, we then transferred and planted them in a particularly sunny patch of our garden. One poor sunflower has seen more snail attacks this season than any of the others planted. This one straggly looking plant spent most of the spring and summer seasons … Continue reading Learning Resilience From A Sunflower

Fueling Up For The Unexpected Battles Of The Everyday

This was written last school year as a reflection on a difficult playground situation. I have chosen to share it as encouragement, because sometimes, despite our best efforts, relationships can be tricky and confrontations made awkward. Even amongst Christians, there can be numerous challenges to working out differences with others. We must surrender our thoughts, words, actions, and whole beings to God, asking Him to … Continue reading Fueling Up For The Unexpected Battles Of The Everyday

Children Are Our Masterpieces

Recently, I was washing up the dishes in the routine way I’m used to doing so often, night after night. I was thinking of the children and all that their needs require. As they grow older, I’m not sure they really do get any easier, because some of the challenges grow bigger, requiring more emotional energy and stamina as a mother! Despite my achy legs … Continue reading Children Are Our Masterpieces

Rich Or Poor: Let’s Be Content With Enough

What makes someone rich and another poor? Can a wealthy person be poor and likewise a poor person be rich? These were the types of questioned discussed recently at my Bible study group while studying various verses from the book of Proverbs.  My heart stirred as I listened to the story about a single mum with grown sons and how she genuinely had struggled throughout … Continue reading Rich Or Poor: Let’s Be Content With Enough

A Very British Red, White, and Blue

This past week has seen such a joyous celebration for Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, marking seventy years of service to the UK and beyond. It has been a wonderful nationwide occasion to gather with friends, family, and neighbours in a special season to commemorate our monarch, display national pride, and determine to choose joy after a challenging two years for everyone. Even before the … Continue reading A Very British Red, White, and Blue

Being The Cheerleader For Our Children

I recently attended a school meeting with my daughter, who is about to go on her first school residential trip next month. As the teachers discussed the trip’s itinerary and logistical details, I couldn’t help but smile at the excitement of all the children in the room. Observing Anna’s wide grin and the classic fidgeting of an enthusiastic child sitting in a seat, made me … Continue reading Being The Cheerleader For Our Children

The Long Journey Home

Relaxed and at ease, I hugged my parents goodbye in February 2020 after my one and only solo trip back home to Northern California since marriage and having kids. Without any hesitation, I waved goodbye while walking through SFO’s International terminal, as my parents and I optimistically looked forward to seeing each other again soon on our annual summer trip with my husband and our … Continue reading The Long Journey Home