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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

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The Queen’s Message

“Every year we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights. And light does more than create a festive mood —light brings hope... The Bible tells how a star appeared in the sky, its light guiding the shepherds and wise men to the scene of Jesus’s birth. Let the light of Christmas —… Continue reading The Queen’s Message

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The Junk Drawer

Mine is in my kitchen. It's the "all purpose" drawer. It started off neatly and purposefully. A place to store batteries, glue sticks, small change and envelopes. It's morphed though to much more, but must less useful. I rummage through random cables, empty sticking plaster boxes (thanks boys!) and just junk to find what I… Continue reading The Junk Drawer

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Keep Calm

There are very few times that I leave Oscar's therapy sessions without feeling positive about the future. The last speech therapy session though had me leave shoulders slumped. The session itself was great, Oscar obliging in the tasks set for him. It was the comment as we look ahead to Oscar starting school that there… Continue reading Keep Calm

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Tangible Peace

An overnight email highlighted an issue with an international consignment. And in an instant I was stressed, heart racing, anxiety through the roof. Dealing with resolving the issue, while organising kids for kindy and school. Thoughts of 'I can't do this anymore", thoughts of "how will I get through this?" And to be honest I… Continue reading Tangible Peace

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The Shattered Heart

The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.Carroll Bryant I broke a glass the other night. With a crash it completely shattered on my bench top, into what I felt was a million pieces. Beyond repair. The mess cleaned up and the broken pieces thrown away. Sometimes, doesn't our heart… Continue reading The Shattered Heart