Writing Wednesdays Category

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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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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The Christmas Post

Another year has gone by very quickly.  We can’t believe that Christmas has come around again. We have had another busy year. It seems only yesterday that our youngest child was born, and she turned one in June. She is very gorgeous & delightful and has just started toddling around. Our eldest daughter celebrated her […]

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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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