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Shifting

And we're back in Lockdown. Abruptly. Without warning. Covid Alerts going on phones, live updates, supermarket queues. Plans, appointments are derailed, again. The Dining room table becomes an office desk. And once again the life we rely on changes. In amongst this I have enrolment forms for the 2021 school year to complete, zoom speech… Continue reading Shifting

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Caught

Sometimes when Oscar and I go down stairs I find him launching himself into my arms. Without saying anything, he will just jump towards me. It's a big responsibility. Without any fear on his behalf, Oscar believes I will catch him. He believes because I always have. When Peter walked on water his his faith… Continue reading Caught

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Surely

Surely :- firmly, confidently, securely, absolutely. Surely - a word of such hope, of such reassurance. It is used to exclude all doubt, to make a statement beyond question. And especially true when it is a promise from God. An emphasis from God to pay attention to the promise that follows. Surely goodness and mercy shall… Continue reading Surely

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Seed

In life I think we can sometimes rationalise why we don't need to take action. Logical and sensible reasons for inaction. Going through the McDonald's drive-through today provided me with one of those moments. A man was standing at the end of the drive thru with a sign begging for change for food. Someone, to… Continue reading Seed

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With

Heading onto the motorway the other day a Billboard advertising Health Insurance grabbed me - "With. A little word that means so much." Other advertisements for the same company say "Just knowing someone's with you can mean everything." And they're right. This small word, "with", encompasses so much. It conveys support and comfort. It means… Continue reading With

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After the Storm

I love heading to the beach after a storm. I love scavenging along the shore line looking for treasure that the storm has revealed. There is always something to be discovered. Yesterday's find was kauri gum. A childhood favourite beach find. Hidden amongst seaweed and pine cones I almost missed it. But sure enough, as… Continue reading After the Storm

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Beyond Borders

Sometimes in life we face situations that take us to the borders of our faith. Our suffering can find us at a crossroad, confronting our faith in ways we never thought possible. Difficult circumstances, without doubt, places our hearts under attack. We find that perhaps there is a limit to our faith. In the absence of… Continue reading Beyond Borders

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Markers

Within moments of Oscar being born a pediatrician was telling me that she believed he had down syndrome. In the course of his post birth examination, markers had been spotted. Markers that point to a baby having down syndrome. His beautiful almond shaped eyes, the cute button nose, his lower set ears. The diagnosis that… Continue reading Markers