Advent – 25 Names of Jesus

Christmas is my second favourite holiday of the year, my number one favourite holiday is Easter. I love Christmas that Christmas is about spending time with family and friends, but that’s not why it’s my second favorite holiday. I love it because it’s about the celebration of Jesus’ birth. If he wasn’t born we wouldn’t have Easter – the whole reason he was born, so save us and so we could have a relationship with God. When it comes to celebrating Christmas I think that it’s important to focus on the real reason behind it and not get suctioned into […]

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Honouring your husband

honour husband

For a while now I’ve been thinking about honour and what it really means to honour your husband. The more I thought about it the more I realised that submission is only possible if you honour your husband. If you Google the definition of honour words like “high respect”, “great esteem” and “regard with great respect” come up. My understanding of honouring someone is to look for the gold in them. In other words see them how God has made them. Seeing someone this way can be challenging especially when they don’t behave in a way that lines up with […]

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My number 1 moment from the last 10 days

The past 10 days have been quite a whirlwind of figuring out how to do the practical things when it comes to being a mom. Before the 6th of October I had only ever changed maybe two nappies rather awkwardly and maybe dressed a toddler, but I had never changed a poo nappy, breast fed, bathed or dressed a baby. It’s been a learning curve –one that can be overwhelming and scary all at the same time. What makes it so overwhelming is that my baby is so small and seems so fragile that I don’t want to hurt him. […]

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Welcome Baby Noah

On Friday, 6 October 2017 baby Noah made his appearance into the world. God was amazingly faithful in how He was totally showed up and was in control of the Noah’s delivery. One Thursday afternoon I got quite a bad headache that only eased off a little bit after taking some Panado. I assumed it was the start of a migraine – I usually get them this time of year when the seasons change. On Friday morning my headache was still there which was a little bit worrying but since I was seeing the gynea at 11am I thought I […]

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Baby Noah, we can’t wait to meet you

Maternity Shoot

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” Ecclesiastes 3:1. I’m really excited for the new season that David and I are about to start in a few weeks time as parents. We’re as ready as we think we can be for Baby Noah to arrive. I can’t wait to hold our new bundle of “boyness” and kiss his toes. I  can’t wait to see what his personality and character will be like or discover what food he likes, I hope he’s not as fussy an eater as me, or what he likes to […]

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Seeking God

seeking god, experiencing god

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8. I think this is often one of those verses that we like to quote when people ask how they can experience more of God in their lives. It’s one of those “nice” verses that seem easy to do. It also seems easy – draw near to God – in other words go and spend time with Him. Do we know what this really means? Do we even know what this really looks like if we were to go and do it? I’m not sure if we do, […]

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Pause a little…

Something like this has happened to me in ages – but it reminded me of something. I really should be more in tune with or aware of what God is doing around me instead of just rushing around doing the day to day things I do. I was walking back to the office earlier and I was chatting to George, our resident car guard. We often chat about random things before the conversation turns to the important things like food. We often give the car guards the left over lunch from work. Unfortunately today there wasn’t. After I said goodbye […]

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A new understanding of what it means to cleave to David

A little bit of crazy_cleaving

I read this article last week and the whole “cleaving thing” has really stuck with me since then. I always thought I knew what it meant to cleave to your husband but I don’t think I ever really thought about it. I also think I had the attitude of, “this is what you do when you get married – you leave your parents and choose to be with your husband.” After reading article on cleaving and then thinking about it I gained a whole new understanding of what cleaving is. It’s so much more than just choosing to be with your husband. […]

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A blonde behind the wheel kind of day

Yesterday kind of felt like and looked a little like this… In the space of four hours I almost blocked my bosses debit card because I forgot the pin so I gave the person using it the wrong code. I had asked her to come with me so they could run in and pay so I could park illegally – there’s literally no parking in Plumstead at lunch time. When I got the correct pin I decided to park properly and run into the shop to tell her I managed to lock my keys in the car. I called David […]

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Yes, I have put on weight… I’m pregnant

I really think that some people need to remember what they were told when they were younger… “If you have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all”. I also think some people need a gentle reminder that it is rude to tell people that they have put on weight or gotten fat. It’s never okay to tell someone this – no matter how close you are to them It’s just not okay. I’m also pretty sure the person who has put on weight is fully aware of the fact that they are a few kilograms heavier, you really […]

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