Sight is a gift. (Ask anyone who doesn't have theirs and they will tell you so). To be able to see is something that we take for granted every single day. But there is a difference between having sight and seeing. You have no doubt heard the term 20/20 vision a few times already this … Continue reading Set your sights in 2020
I got it wrong today. Okay not just today, but spectacularly so on this occasion. This time it was with my middle child, my easiest by far and my least demanding. He is so often overshadowed by his more vocal siblings or overlooked as he is generally happy to go with the flow. We were … Continue reading The Home School Diaries #3
Sitting in the Son. Yes the spelling is intentional. Because God knows I need His presence today. I didn’t make it through ten minutes of church because my two year old had other ideas. My ten year olds behaviour has been disgraceful on and off all week. Our belongings are scattered between about sixteen different … Continue reading Sitting in the Son
I am no gardener. One look at my forgotten borders will tell you that. However once or twice a year I will get a sudden surge of enthusiasm to trim edges and plant bulbs in the hope that something beautiful will burst forth in the summer months. So, it is of little surprise to me … Continue reading Why there is power in pruning
Just do it. That wonderful strapline, coined by Nike, that reminds me of my tendency to procrastinate at any given moment in order to avoid the inevitable. Why is it that when deadlines are looming I find an insuppressible urge to clean my house, when I should be dealing with an issue head on I … Continue reading Just do it
I love fresh flowers in my home. I love the scent that welcomes me as I walk through the door and the sight of the delicate petals unfolding day by day. Flowers evoke a sense of home for me, they suggest thought and consideration of a homemaker who has a love of the outdoors … Continue reading Don’t Fade; Flourish
Persecution is not a word we like to meditate on. This isn't a topic for discussion over a cuppa and biscuit, it won't bring you light relief at the end of a long day and it won't give you a warm fuzzy feeling. But it is promised. Jesus Himself warned his faithful followers that they would … Continue reading Expect persecution for the promise
Autumn (or Fall to my American readers) is hands down my favourite season. There is nothing better than walking in the last of the summer sunshine breathing in the sweet smell of chestnut trees, my eyes feasting on the vibrant russets and golds all around me while savouring the crunch of fallen leaves beneath my feet. Creation … Continue reading Fall in love with autumn
I love my parents. I had an unconventional, if slightly turbulent childhood at times however if it wasn't for my Mom and Dad I would not be here today, and for that alone I am so grateful! The picture perfect family of a married couple and their 2.4 children are so rare they are practically … Continue reading What does your bloodline say about you?
If someone had told me what motherhood was really like I wonder if I would have gone through with it. Now don't get me wrong, I adore my sons and I would not part with them for all the world, however I don't think I was entirely prepared for parenting. I am not talking about … Continue reading Are we ever really ready for parenthood?