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Be anxious for nothing.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7) It's hard sometimes. To not be anxious. To not be worried or stressed about… Continue reading Be anxious for nothing.

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Emmanuel – {Advent}

"Peace on earth, goodwill to men" I don't know what your year has held. Perhaps like mine it has had its hard days amongst the good. But as we during these final few days of Advent look towards Christmas we get to celebrate that amongst the messy, the hard and the difficult, God is with us.… Continue reading Emmanuel – {Advent}

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Shalom – {Advent}

I love words. If I could collect words as much as I apparently collect handbags I would! But sometimes our English language lets us down. It just doesn't do justice to what we're trying to convey. In this second week of Advent I find that to be very much the case with the word peace. When… Continue reading Shalom – {Advent}

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Undone – {Advent}

I've been feeling rather undone by Christmas this year. As I listen to carols playing I have found tears easily springing to my eyes. The familiar words so joyous, so glad have been wrecking havoc on my spirit. You see this year I got a little broken, my heart's a little more fragile, a little more vulnerable. Grief has visited. Worry… Continue reading Undone – {Advent}

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

Faith

Daylight

The room was gloomy in the morning. Like a blanket the gloom slipped over me too. Everything felt dreary and depressing. The luminous colour of life had gone. Dullness left in its place. But then I opened the curtains and the early morning sun and light blazed in. The sunlight outside beckoning joy and life. Colour returned. I am… Continue reading Daylight

Advent

Peace. Love. Joy. Hope – {Advent}

Peace. Love. Joy. Hope. The themes of Advent. This is the promise of Christmas. Through Jesus we have access to a peace that passes understanding, a hope that is secure, joy that is rooted in God and the unconditional love of the Father. All beautifully interlinked. This is why Christmas is something to celebrate. The enemy seeks… Continue reading Peace. Love. Joy. Hope – {Advent}

Quiet Times

The tranquillity of His grace

"My life is in the tranquillity of your grace" - These are the translated words from a line in a Tongan hymn that captivated me at church and had me rummaging around in my handbag for a pen and paper to scribble them down. All the while tears were streaming down my cheeks as the anointing fell.… Continue reading The tranquillity of His grace

Life Lessons

Be the Light

He arrived at our home to clean the carpets. He was late, stressed and focussed on negativity. He came in swearing like a trooper, frustrated. Yet by the time he went to leave he was calm, happy. His parting comments to my husband were “I was in such a bad way when I came, but… Continue reading Be the Light