Enjoy Them… Right Now

This morning I woke up early at 5:30am and was just thinking about the kids. With the holidays approaching, there haven't been many quiet moments for me to think, so being up early or staying up late can be precious in having a few minutes of stillness. I was talking with God, thanking Him for…

It Is Well

Being the daughter of a church pianist, I've always had a love for old hymns. Anytime I get to sing one at church or deliberately put one on to listen, I am taken back to my childhood and hearing my mom play the piano. My little girl, Anna, is pictured above with her Annie a…

Farewell Little Raincoat

Cleaning out unused or outgrown clothes from the wardrobe normally gives me a sense of great accomplishment. Not only can the clothes stop taking up valuable space in the wardrobe, but they can be very useful to others and a sense of joy comes through knowing they are going on to new homes. But every…

Remembering The Cost Of Freedom

It was a routinely normal day as I got the children ready for school and headed off. Once parked up, we had our usual chat and prayed together before going to the school gate. There were hugs and then both Anna and Luke walked in with smiles and confidence into school. But they carried with…

Autumnal Glory

It's been a wet and grey week as colder November weather kicks in and the shortened evenings grow dark before dinner time. To contract the grey skies, I love how the deciduous trees truly are shining out their autumnal glory. The bright colours around our neighbourhood are absolutely stunning and it's a reminder of God's…

Moments Of Sabbath

I was looking up the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 5 for Anna, and as I was reading through them, I stopped at number four: "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is…

Good As New

In our early marriage, one of the things I quickly observed and have now really understood about Charlie's parents is their passion for DIY. From painting to new carpet, a new kitchen to putting up fresh wallpaper and laminate flooring, a good old "Mead" project seems to be in their blood. And Charlie's certainly taking…

Conversations To Be Continued…

"Hi Lovely! How are you?" my friend Charlene said to me on the school run. Meanwhile her daughter, Eloise quickly mentioned, "Mummy, I'm hungry! May I have a snack please?" "Fine thanks! How are you Hon?" I replied back. And instantly my son Luke shouted, " I want a snack too Mummy! Mummy, can I…

A Slower Pace

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about this vast digital world we now live in. How everything is so fast and instead of having face-to-face interactions and building relationships, we are often turning to our phones, tablets, phones and computers way too much in my opinion. On our recent trip to California, I brought back…

Breathe

A few days ago, I had my first (in six years!) week day hair cut completely by myself. No kids, no childcare to consider, just me walking into the salon. To those without small children, this isn't that big of a deal but to those mamas who have hair dryers collecting dust and hair always…