02 April 2016
Self Esteem is a tricky thing. It says I appreciate me. I’m good at things, I have merit. I place value on myself. Self Esteem is HARD.
18 May 2015
Have you ever been reading the Bible when something jumps out at you with a clarity you have never seen before though you have read that exact same passage many times?
30 March 2015
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
A weekend is normally a time of rest, the highlight of our week. Then again, it can be the longest two days in the world. For the disciples, no weekend could have been longer or more painful.
23 February 2015
I was canoeing on a lake in NSW just recently. All things being equal, canoeing on flat water is not difficult. Rhythmical strokes left then right with the paddle make for seamless forward motion.
16 February 2015
I love this year’s theme, “Be You, Bravely”. I don’t have to think long and hard to come up with areas in my life that I want or need to challenge myself to be brave in.
08 December 2014
What are you expecting this Christmas? Like any other day of the year, we actually have very little control of the final outplaying of Christmas day. And the God who’s in control seems to like surprises.
24 November 2014
We just got back from a weekend away in the bush (no internet, and hence the late blog post). We had fun exploring a new corner of our country together and meeting some truly lovely people. And Matt and I are refreshed but also kind of exhausted.
10 November 2014
In the running around of every day life as a mum it is easy to feel like our lives are being weighed down by the constancy of everyone else’s needs.
27 October 2014
For our husbands; our kids; our friends; and our families.
06 October 2014
When you play games with your kids, are you a winner or a loser?
As parents, we often play board games with our kids. We usually fall into two groups – those who let their children win and those who don’t. Parents who are very competitive, which includes most dads, love to win. Victory is essential – but there are the other parents who will bend the rules a bot to enable their kids to win. So what’s the best for our kids?
Actually, when kids play games, they need to learn how to play fairly and be gracious losers. They don’t learn these lessons if you let them win every time. So go ahead and make them beat you. Of course, don’t gloat when you win. Help your child during the game and teach them strategies for victory. Making them learn how to follow the rules and defeat you fairly will not only create stronger players, but give them a real sense of accomplishment when they finally whip you.
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