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…

Beauty In The Broken Pieces

Scattered pieces of ceramic lay all over my kitchen floor. Within seconds, I had a clumsy moment of taking out a jar from an already overpacked cupboard. In the process, I knocked a bottle off the shelf, which perfectly landed on the plate below on the counter. You get the idea! Just like that, I…

At A Snail’s Pace

Over the last few days my kids have been playing nonstop in the garden. In particular, they found a snail, who was quickly named Mr. Snail! He’s spent his last days curled in his shell on a frisbee with a few leaves. Each evening he’s been released but has been found in the same general…

Faith. Hope. Love.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13 Last June, a pastor and his wife from New Zealand were guest speakers at our church and I was very touched by their story. Both David and Greta Peters had suffered tragedies throughout their lifetimes but brought…

What Love Looks Like

Reflecting on one of our wedding photos, I am shocked how fast ten years have gone by just like that! My parents and lots of older friends and family really were trying to give me good advice for all the times they’d say, “Enjoy the moment, time goes by quickly. You’ll blink and years will…

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…

Six Years Old

Last Sunday night, I was madly setting up paper honeycomb ball decorations and our traditional "Happy Birthday" bunting banner. Presents were being wrapped and assembled for the morning excitement of our soon-to-be six years old, Anna. Cake and cupcakes were made and ready for the birthday girl. While doing birthday preparations, I was reminded about…

Thankful

Ever since writing my last post a few months ago, the word thankful has been on my heart. Over these last weeks and months, I have been continually reminded of all I have to be thankful for and I guess through the process of just living out daily life, Charlie and I have realised that…