02 December 2013
As we walked into my husband’s work Christmas party we saw a jumping castle, a jumbo slide, a giant teacup ride, platters of food circulating through the crowd, and a very special seat with plush red cushions and a red carpet leading up to it. The excitement was thick as we surveyed the amazing event and plotted our path. We discussed what activities would be best to try to do before the arrival of Santa with his sack full of presents.
21 October 2013
Suzie O’Neill, the renowned ‘Madam Butterfly’, started her swimming career as a national backstroke champion. When she started to perform poorly and lose motivation her parents gave her the option to opt out of swimming altogether. Suzie enjoyed the water so she decided to continue, but her coach encouraged her to try something new, the butterfly, and as the saying goes, the rest is history.
14 October 2013
It never ceases to amaze me, the plan that God has on each one of our lives and the relationships that he provides to help us through each season. In 2006 I ventured into the unknown world of mothering and I was excited to finally be able to attend MOPS which I had heard lots about. So with my 11day old daughter I made the effort to go to MOPS and there began a new season of making new relationships with women who were on the ride of mothering too. In 2007, my MOPS season changed as I went from a participant to being a team member, a challenge I was ready to take and really enjoyed. God knew my need to be connected with others and to serve, so MOPS become a fantastic avenue for me to use some of my talents that I was not using as a mother.
07 October 2013
Do you think that a baby in his mother’s tummy has any idea of what is coming? Of course he knows his parent’s voices and he’s been feeling the odd poke from the outside world. But that poor little tike has no idea of what life is like on the outside. If he’s healthy the first thing that he’ll do is bellow.
12 August 2013
Did you know that King David once set out to build a temple for the Ark of the Lord and God told him not to? Apparently it happened well into David’s reign when Israel was living in a time of peace. David had a palace and he decided that it was high time that he built a proper place for the object which was the symbol of God’s presence with His people.