Coffee the Couch and Communing with our Creator – a Lattes Laced with Grace Devotional Category

Telling Yourself the Truth When You Feel Like You Are Not Enough

A friend recently said to me ‘Stop trying to be perfect.’ I know that I am far from perfect, but her words stopped me right in my tracks. I wasn’t offended by her words, but they got me thinking. While I’ve never claimed to be a perfectionist, I’ve been known to hold myself to some […]

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Are You A Pipe Cleaner or a Popsicle Stick?: Coping When Change Comes Knocking On Your Door

Are you a pipe cleaner or a popsicle stick? It may sound like a funny question, but recently I came across a little exercise aimed at helping children cope with change. Did you know that with the help of a popsicle stick and a pipe cleaner we can teach kids about the value of flexibility? We […]

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Pursuing a Passion for Prayer…When You Barely Have Time to Brush Your Teeth

‘I’m a mother of little kids, I don’t have time to pray. I barely get time for a shower!’ ‘I have a busy job, and my boss requires me to work really long hours.’ ‘I have to help care for my parents as well as run a business.’ Do any of these sentiments sound familiar? […]

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Not the Hostess with the Mostess: Extending Simple Hospitality Amidst a Messy & Hectic Life

Hospitality. Sadly hosting others in our homes isn’t done as much today. Before I had my children, having friends over for a meal was something that I did often, and really enjoyed. Hospitality with small children however, is a little more challenging. I’ve come to the conclusion that with young children, I’m not going to be […]

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When You Are Hungry for Courageous Contentment Yet Thirsty for Change

It’s not uncommon for people to struggle with change. Change is unsettling, stressful and in some circumstances, even anxiety producing. But I’ve never been someone who struggles all that much with change. Mostly I embrace changes as an inevitable part of life (provided that they are positive ones). In fact,  I almost sit on the […]

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Hope When Life Hurts: The Prayer of Hannah

Have you ever found yourself in a time of waiting? Sometimes in life we can feel like we are in a waiting room. We spend a big part of our lives waiting for things. And if you are anything like me, you may have discovered that God’s timetable is different to ours. I must confess […]

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Solitude in the Secret Place: A Sanctuary for the Soul

Solitude. If you are a mum of young children, you would not be mistaken to think….what’s that? A retreat? That would be a rarity. The opportunities for sanctuary? They are sparse. And for many of us in whatever season of life, solitude is perhaps seldom experienced in this hectic modern world of ours. This past […]

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Let it Go: Flowing Freely in Forgiveness

Many of you will be familiar with the songs from one of Disney’s latest movies – ‘Frozen.’ ‘Let it Go’ and the other catchy songs feature prominently in our household. ‘Frozen’ is a worldwide craze. The Frozen soundtrack has been no 1 on the US charts for many weeks. The title of this popular song […]

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Worrier or Warrior? Fighting for freedom from fear

Fear. It is everywhere. It is a common emotion for many of us and a big topic. And perhaps there are many things in this world of ours that we could be fearful or anxious about. The health of loved ones, the plight of our children, what the future holds. Fear of accidents, illness, loneliness […]

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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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