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Encouragement from the past

Because God’s writing your story and He never leaves you alone in your story, and His perfect love absorbs all your fear and His perfect grace carries all your burdens, and your story is a happily ever after because Christ bought your happily ever after so you always know how this story ends: Ann Voskamp… Continue reading Encouragement from the past

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Sliding Doors

My new Managing Director, in introducing herself to our organisation, spoke of sliding door moments. Those times when you make a decision, take an opportunity, one that becomes a defining moment in our lives. Sometimes these doors present themselves in an obvious way. Couched by a strong leading from the Lord that this is the… Continue reading Sliding Doors

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Dot dot dot

…He brought us out…that He might bring us in, to give us the land which he promised on oath to our ancestors Deuteronomy 6:23 The ellipsis. A suspension point, pause, or signal that some information is missing. Or what is colloquially known as “dot-dot-dot". And that is exactly what we find ourselves in. The dot… Continue reading Dot dot dot

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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