Laced with Grace Living Category

Facebook: Harmless Fun or a Farce? The Rise of Facebookaholics Anonymous

My name is Sarah and I am a facebookaholic. It has been three hours since I last checked my timeline. No, I’m not really a facebookaholic and I know that addictions and other mental health issues are no joke.  I am somewhat of an ‘all or nothing’ person, and have been (up until now) a […]

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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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Lattes and Laughs: On the laughable linguistics of little ones, and other life lessons learned.

‘A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones’ Proverbs 22:17 Kids are so funny. One of the things I love about having children, is that they are a constant source of entertainment, 24-7. You don’t even have to go to the movies, or watch a comedy on the telly. […]

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Growing in Gratitude: On beaches, blissful blogs and other blessings bestowed

‘ Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise’ Psalm 100:4. Today is ‘Writing Wednesday’. The day where I write something. And there are a vast host of topics that I wish to write about for my weekly writing workout. I don’t seem to be short of anything to say, despite being really […]

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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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Waiting….

As you may know, in the traditional church calendar, Advent is a time for waiting and it’s a time of preparation. Just as we begin to think about preparing for Christmas, trying to get our house in order, maybe putting up some Christmas decorations, perhaps it’s also a time for ‘spiritual house-cleaning’, of preparing our […]

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Reflections on Celebration

God’s Banquet Table I wanted to share a few short reflections on the theme of celebration and praise. So I went to the Bible to look up what it says about celebration. And the bible has a lot to say about celebration. The Jews, God’s people had several holidays a year set aside for celebration, […]

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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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