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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

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Eyes on you

It had been one of "those" mornings. One child frantically finishing a forgotten assignment and needing help to do so, a work crisis unfolding in New York meaning a rapidly shrinking window of time to resolve. Not to mention Oscar in tears in the car after two turnarounds to home to retrieve kindy bag left… Continue reading Eyes on you

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Let your heart be light

It might be a line out of a Christmas carol, but in these weird times we find ourselves in, it's good advice. To let our heart be light means making a choice. 2020 has had a lot of hardship, sacrifice and challenges. Things that certainly add weight to our hearts. The worries of COVID-19, of… Continue reading Let your heart be light

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Sabbath

Today's Sabbath looked a lot different to normal. There was no travelling to a specific church building. No gathering around the Word and Communion of a community of believers. No corporate worship. But Sabbath there was. Worship there was. Today it was found in the listening to the Tui's singing. It was found standing under… Continue reading Sabbath