Journal Entries

Journal… 6th February, 2018

Okay! I'm back! It's been a month since I last posted and now I am ready to face the world again. I have something to confess though. Something that not many people know about me. Even I find it strange at times and it's kind of hard to explain... I've been hibernating. It's a thing! For real! Except, I do it in Summer, not Winter. You see, I hate Summer! There, I said it! I'm one of those weird phenomenon's…

Philippians 4:4-9 musings…

I'm camped on Philippians 4 at the moment and I just have to share. The simple yet powerful, back to basics truth that is written is incredible. Check this out: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends…

For this I was born!

Have you even experienced a moment in time, as you are going about your business, when you hear a God-whisper telling you "This, my child. It is for this that you were born!"? Oh, how I have longed for this my whole life. I have lived to please others and to tick all the boxes. I have sought perfection with vehement effort and I have failed so miserably, so many times. I have primmed and primped, I have tolled and strived…

Thanksgiving 2017

On Saturday, we celebrated Thanksgiving - Aussie style. Even though we live in Australia, during the summer-heat and don't have the Thursday off to celebrate like our American friends, we have decided that it is something worth celebrating. So, for the last four years, we have arranged a wonderful Saturday lunch get-together where we invite some of our family friends over for a delicious feast of Turkey and all the trimmings, with Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Then we take the…

Learning to let go…

As I step out of my job and into a new season in my life, I am struggling with the "letting go" of it all. The over-played Frozen song comes to mind as I keep telling myself to step away, walk away, don't interfere, they'll be ok. My A-type personality is all over making sure that the job is done properly and the details are checked. I need the 't's' crossed and the 'i's' dotted. I'm worried that if it's not…

A New Year…

So, it's a new year! All the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season is over, all the decorations have been packed away (and the house looks kind of empty), the special table settings are back in their buffet, the alcohol has all been consumed, the sumptuous food and delicacies have all been eating (and now the cupboards are bare), the Christmas DVD's have been relegated to the back of the shelf and the Christmas outfits hung in the back…

Journal – 7th November 2015

Today was an interesting day! Here are a few things I discovered: The children always act up, bicker & fight when I am otherwise pre-occupied doing something for myself (ie. going to the bathroom; having a shower; going on the tread-mill; or on a phone-call). It always seems to be the time when they decide that Mum is distracted and now we can play up - but, I am grateful that I have children that are growing up, learning to be independent and…