No Shame

“The parent’s chief care is, that that which they supply shall be wholesome and nourishing whether in the way of picture books, lessons, playmates, bread and milk, or mother’s love.”  Charlotte Mason I was speaking this morning to a small group of employees and volunteers at a local Christian charity; they’d asked me to come…

The Struggle Is Real – Sunday Morning Mothering!

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! Psalm 95:6  One from the 2015 archives; I was reminded of the importance of it again during worship this morning. I’m calling out to every Sunday morning mother who has thought ‘why do I bother coming?’ Roughly calculated I reckon…

Staying The Course – Encouragement For The Weary Soul

What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail. James 5:11 (MSG) Whether we’re waiting for spring, enduring a ‘stage’…

No Shame In Being The Same! Ordinary Girl Speaks Out…

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they are still beautiful – Alice Walker I love the hashtag #nothingisordinary; it speaks of detail, insight and beauty from the most overlooked things in life. I can easily hashtag a fallen leaf, a ticked off ‘to do’…

Ease, Not Squeeze – Start Your Year Well!

So here we are, 6 days into 2016 and If you’ve clicked on this you’re either reading all the ‘goal’ blog posts you can get your hands on or you’re just really kind and always read my posts (thank you…smile)! Starting a new year can be a frenzy of change and ‘must do this’ or…

My Year Of Paying Attention!

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work – Mary Oliver Happy New Year to all those who spare a moment to click across to my space here on the big wide web; I appreciate your support, encouragement and friendship, both spoken loudly in real life or quietly whispered through your comments. I pray…

Owning Your Year – 5 Tips To Getting 2016 Off To A Great Start!

You will never see the full path. The important thing is to do the next right thing ― Michael Hyatt December is such an unusual month isn’t it? You want to stay in the story, soak in the spirit of advent and keep a peaceful attitude but we’ve got lists and stuff and shopping and pressure…

Social Media Straight Talk – ‘Advice To My Daughter’

As a daughter of the king of kings, your purpose is not to turn heads but to turn hearts toward our Heavenly Father. Today we’re celebrating the 13th birthday of our brilliant and beautiful first born, Nyah Bethia! We’re celebrating the faithfulness of God, the wonder of a daughter journeying into womanhood and the adventure…

Displacing Worry For Wonder – A Devotional

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything – The Bible I love God’s Word; it shapes, guides and creates patterns in my life that make me more like Him. The Bible is so far from a dry and irrelevant text, it is living and active, and if you let it do its…

A Reflection On Rest

“Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wordsworth I am totally your classic ‘always something to do’ gal; I would have been your nightmare manager at McDonald’s (never actually worked there…I was a Pizza Hut waitress through my university days though) singing gleefully on an early shift ‘if you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time…