Life Lessons

Paper Tigers

"The fears are paper tigers" (Amelia Earhart) Fear in the right situations is good and provides us with a healthy caution. But more often it just produces undue stress and anxiety. It will often start as a mere thought that then creates emotions that then impact our decisions and actions. Fear is a weapon of the enemy.… Continue reading Paper Tigers

Life Lessons · Ponderances · Uncategorized

Life is a Playground

Slippery slides slip you down Swinging swings swing you up and down Giant poles try to hold everything up without moving Pointy ladders climb you up Climby monkey bars hold you still Spinning roundabouts get you...dizzy... (Poem- At the Playground) My 8 year old wrote this poem.  A great description of a playground. A great description… Continue reading Life is a Playground

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Equilibrium

Equilibrium: - a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces Equilibrium. We use it to describe balance in market forces, to define that equal point in opposing powers and influence. However with the exception of those times when we lose our equanimity we don't use it in reference to our own… Continue reading Equilibrium

Faith · Life Lessons · Uncategorized

Unfathomable

"Our hearts will take us where our heads can't fit." (Bill Johnson) My nine year old is studying space at school. He has us outside most nights pointing to the various constellations and planets that he can now recognise. With it has come a plethora of questions. Questions of Galaxies and Universes. Imaginations of what… Continue reading Unfathomable

Life Lessons · Ponderances · Quiet Times

Behind the Stone Wall

  The roads were busy. Road works seemingly everywhere. Everything just felt busy. People driving to work, to appointments, to coffee, to wherever. My to do list felt as long as the traffic queued in front of me. The city was alive, on the go, and yes busy. Yet in a central suburb is an oasis,… Continue reading Behind the Stone Wall

Inspiration · Life Lessons · Uncategorized

Making a Difference

"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions." (Henri Nouwen) I was having one of those "meh" days. Heading out late one evening to… Continue reading Making a Difference

Life Lessons · Ponderances

After.

It was Queen Elizabeth who said that "grief is the price we pay for love." And it was her grandson Prince Harry who recently shared that when you're grieving you need to know that there is laughter after the tears, happiness to be found, life to be lived. Some days when we're in a hard season,… Continue reading After.

Life Lessons

The Heart of a Champion

There wasn't much about this horse to distinguish itself from others. He was rather nondescript. An ordinary racehorse. Yet in 1973 this horse named Secretariat came out of obscurity to win three main races known as the Triple Crown. Setting new track records in winning these races, he became one of the greatest race horses of all time. At one of… Continue reading The Heart of a Champion