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Surely

Surely :- firmly, confidently, securely, absolutely. Surely - a word of such hope, of such reassurance. It is used to exclude all doubt, to make a statement beyond question. And especially true when it is a promise from God. An emphasis from God to pay attention to the promise that follows. Surely goodness and mercy shall… Continue reading Surely

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With

Heading onto the motorway the other day a Billboard advertising Health Insurance grabbed me - "With. A little word that means so much." Other advertisements for the same company say "Just knowing someone's with you can mean everything." And they're right. This small word, "with", encompasses so much. It conveys support and comfort. It means… Continue reading With

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After the Storm

I love heading to the beach after a storm. I love scavenging along the shore line looking for treasure that the storm has revealed. There is always something to be discovered. Yesterday's find was kauri gum. A childhood favourite beach find. Hidden amongst seaweed and pine cones I almost missed it. But sure enough, as… Continue reading After the Storm

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Beyond Borders

Sometimes in life we face situations that take us to the borders of our faith. Our suffering can find us at a crossroad, confronting our faith in ways we never thought possible. Difficult circumstances, without doubt, places our hearts under attack. We find that perhaps there is a limit to our faith. In the absence of… Continue reading Beyond Borders

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Sunrise. Sunset.

'I'll tell you how the sun rose, - a ribbon at a time." Emily Dickinson There's nothing quite so beautiful as watching the sun rise or set. At sunrise you see the darkness give way to a glorious display of the sun's warmth and power. At sunset as the last rays fade, it's like the… Continue reading Sunrise. Sunset.

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Markers

Within moments of Oscar being born a pediatrician was telling me that she believed he had down syndrome. In the course of his post birth examination, markers had been spotted. Markers that point to a baby having down syndrome. His beautiful almond shaped eyes, the cute button nose, his lower set ears. The diagnosis that… Continue reading Markers

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The art of juggling

No, this isn't an article on how to juggling life's commitments. Feel free to send any advice on that topic my way! It is on actual juggling. Juggling balls, plates, swords, whatever. It's a talent that I don't have....yet. I'd quite like to learn how to one day. But if you have ever watched someone… Continue reading The art of juggling