Abiding in the Word Category

Coffee, the Couch and Communing with our Creator

One question I have challenged myself with lately is this …Am I fellowshipping more with facebook, or with the Father? I’m no devotional diva. But I wanted to write a devotional for busy mums or anyone who can spare fifteen minutes to get comfortable on the couch, with a coffee in hand and commune with their […]

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Light a Candle: Lattes Laced with Grace on Lingering through Lent

For Lent this year I think I might give up housework. Because I just love it so much. And my husband? Well he is going to give up procrastination. No wait….he’s decided to leave that until next year! And my eldest, Master almost seven, has suggested that he might give up tidying his bedroom. But […]

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Slowing down and smelling the roses: Reflections on Rest

I’ve never been very good at resting. And neither is my husband. His life motto is that he will ‘rest when he is in a rest home’! And all the women in my mother’s side of the family are similar. My grandmother, now in her early eighties can still be found gardening, milking cows, feeding […]

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She Smiles at Her Future: New Year, New Beginnings

She Smiles at Her Future (Proverbs 31:25) I’ve never been one to set definite New Year resolutions. However if I did they would probably be similar each year – such as improving fitness, or overcoming glaringly obvious character flaws. I do however, have a definitive goal for my eldest child – to maintain a tidier […]

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Mosaic of Mercy

Mosaic of Mercy: Cracked yet ‘Upcycled’ Vessels of Hope & Healing Our minister spoke late last year about the notion that as believers we are ‘cracked vessels of hope’. This description resonated with me, reminding me of a mosaic. I’ve always wanted to try the art of mosaic but I haven’t yet carved out time to […]

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Prayer Wall: Pursuing a Passion for Prayer

‘These I will bring to my Holy Mountain and give them joy in the house of prayer.’ Isaiah 56:7. If you have a passion for prayer, do you ever find that your prayer list is rather overwhelming? Do you find that you are too busy to pray through every area of your prayer list each […]

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Like me, do you feel weak and in need of God’s grace today?

I wanted to share a reflection on the theme of weakness.  Weak or strong? If you had to pick one of those words to describe yourself, which one would it be? I think most of us would probably say ‘weak.’ But the good news is that God is looking for weak people. When I was […]

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