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Dandelions

A dandelion wafted past me today. A fleeting, fragile thing, buffeted by a simple summer breeze. Sometimes we think of Hope in the same way - gentle, fragile, slight. But Hope is more than a dandelion floating in the breeze. It is strong. Robust. Hope keeps us going. It is strength. It’s Samwise Gamgee in… Continue reading Dandelions

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A simple message

Always amazed at the Queen’s wonderful ability to preach the Gospel and point to Jesus in her Christmas message. Below is an excerpt. So powerful . I am sure someone somewhere today will remark that Christmas is a time for children. It’s an engaging truth, but only half the story Perhaps it’s truer to say… Continue reading A simple message

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A Hallmark Christmas

Hallmark movies. Growing in popularity around the world for bringing all the Christmas themes of home, love and winter wonderlands! Yes even in warm summery New Zealand, watching a Movie set in a snowy small town in America makes for a festive mood. (They’re the perfect backdrop to wrap presents to.) The plot is always… Continue reading A Hallmark Christmas

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As it happened…

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the way, I felt I stopped believing in miracles. Disappointments had placed layers over my heart, and I was left wrestling with how to press into God for a miracle or breakthrough when it seemed there was no point. To be honest, I felt jaded.… Continue reading As it happened…

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The Light of the World

This year Oscar has been mesmerised by our Christmas tree lights. He can stand there for ages just looking at them. There is something festive, joyful and peaceful about a tree sparkling at night. For me it's my christmas candle that is bringing joy with it's glimmering light and pine scent. Jesus came to be… Continue reading The Light of the World

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Seaglass

An enthusiastic Sunday walk, one with the intention of an adventure had us clambering over rocks to travel from one bay to the next. Oscar found himself a sturdy stick and we were away, exploring and collecting shells and seaglass on our way. Then the unthinkable happened. My husband lost his footing and fell 4… Continue reading Seaglass

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Emergency Confetti

My 8-year-old kid in the car today: "Do you want me to throw the confetti in my pocket?" Me: 'No, not in the car! Why do you have confetti in your pocket?" My Kid: "It's my emergency confetti, I carry it everywhere in case there's good news." Unknown Here today in Auckland, New Zealand, it… Continue reading Emergency Confetti

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Grace, grace, grace!

We’ve been in a season of transition. This week I begin a new job. Oscar starts school. (That simple sentence itself belies the work, preparation, anxious moments and the jitters to get to this point!) These milestones for both Oscar and I are momentous to say the least. A lot of focus, assessments, meetings and… Continue reading Grace, grace, grace!

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Broken Hallelujahs

Pain and joy. It's an odd combination. And one would assume that they are mutually exclusive from each other. To have pain doesn’t mean joy can’t be present. To have joy doesn’t mean you are without suffering. It's a paradox and part of the contradiction of life. Both pain and joy have their rightful places… Continue reading Broken Hallelujahs

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It’s the little things

It was a fleeting thought. Away from home, I remembered many years ago seeing the perfect little mushroom in our garden. Red with little one dots. Looking like it was from a Fairy Tale. I had never seen one since though I would love to. On returning back home, to my delight I discovered my… Continue reading It’s the little things