Faith Category

The Great Church Hunt: The Search for a Church

  Have you ever searched for a church? Seeing as we recently moved to the other side of the world, we have been hunting for the right church to commit to as a family. I hesitate to use the term ‘church shopping’, however you get what I mean. My husband and I have never really […]

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When there are no words.

This afternoon I made pancakes with Missy Middle and her just as miniature friend. Light and fluffy pancakes for Pancake Day. In the morning I enjoyed swimming with Miss Youngest in an outdoor pool overlooking the ocean. It was a glorious day. It wasn’t a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a […]

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An Artful Advent

Advent is a season observed in many Christian traditions as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity at Christmas. The term essentially means “coming’, and is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus. What emotion encapsulates the Christmas season for you? For me it would have to be anticipation. Every year […]

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The Storm

THE  STORM: By Marcie Watson Are their storms within our wellspring, Which cry out for release? Like the pondering of ocean waves Upon relentless seas Or perhaps they’re more like crackling thunder Which warn us of the worst Or hit us hard like lightning bolts, Leaving damage where it hurts Then, there are brief afternoon […]

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I Write….

By Marcie Watson. I write to find such splendour in your earths design, I write to find the sense of what’s beautiful to your eyes, I write to speak the truth of what can be eternal life to all, I write with joy and obedience of this gift, to your call. I write to convey […]

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Take a Look at Creation

I am excited to present a guest blog post by my friend Marcie Watson, who writes beautiful poetry. I am sure you will be blessed and encouraged by her words. Take a Look at Creation Today you reached my weary heart With a simple word of truth You love us simply as we are, And […]

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The Apple of His Eye: Finding the Father Heart of God

 My Dad is a good storyteller. He tells of the time when I was about four and climbing a tree, I found myself rather stuck. I ended up hanging from a branch holding on for dear life, and when Dad came to rescue me I said ‘I knew you would come Dad’. That is the […]

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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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Emancipated by the empty tomb: An Easter Epiphany

When leaning against the sink washing endless dishes piled high, it suddenly came to me. It’s funny how many ‘epiphanies’ occur when we are in the midst of the mundane tasks of everyday life. The dishes, the laundry, picking up lego off the floor. Easter is the main gig in the Christian calendar, even bigger […]

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