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In her words

So many tributes are being expressed and shared, reflections on the impact that Queen Elizabeth II had on the world. Commentaries of her commitment to service, her dedication and the guiding light that she was to so many. Her deep faith and commitment to Jesus apparent through many of these. Her faith was known to… Continue reading In her words

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Communication

If there is a topic that I’m learning a lot about it’s communication. In particular augmentative and alternative communication. Basically all of the ways that someone communicates besides talking. With my youngest, speech is a challenge for him. So we use a mix of sign language and words to communicate. He also has his own… Continue reading Communication

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The Star

I see it multiple times a day. Actually most likely even more than that. It’s on my laptop when I sign in, on my backpack, in our reception. And on days I’m at a depot it’s prominently displayed on the containers. Maersk’s logo, the white star. The seven-pointed star has been part of Maersk’s identity… Continue reading The Star

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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…