Dear Family Court of Australia, It has come to my attention recently that some changes occurred for you, along the lines of someone new coming in to help oversee your system and its cases; to assess how things are going, determine what needs to change, and to act. It seems very many are fed up … Continue reading An open letter to the Family Court of Australia
Looking back over my shoulder, I suddenly noticed just how far a distanced I had covered already. Not that any distances matter quite so much to me anymore; it is the journey itself that I find far more delight in these days. Still, it is always a nice feeling seeing what distance I have come, … Continue reading Soar.
I continued walking, trudging around in this ongoing rain. At least I wasn’t at my worst. The rain didn’t bother me either, I’d become quite used to its steady flow by now. It has been a while, though. The constant, loud pitter patter had become somewhat of my life’s backing track. I could walk, I … Continue reading Robed.
It is kind of bizarre sometimes the things that can make me come undone and propel me deep into a mess of emotion-salad. The kind of one that leads to deep wrestling and ultimately, new perspectives. The simple and small things. Today, of all things, it was a children’s song. A song about a woman … Continue reading Hannah.
A while back, I read about a Christian mother’s desires and prayers for her children. As I read through her fairly long list, they were, in essence, all seemingly really good things. All biblical. All positive. All pretty standard things that most would expect a Christian mum to pray. All things that, a few years … Continue reading Get Real: Praying for my kids.
“I just want to raise a happy, healthy family. This is my job! How do I fail so miserably?” I cannot tell you the amount of times I have heard that phrase as the epitome of life. Happy and healthy. There it was again, in the lamenting words of a mother striving toward this seemingly unspoken societal … Continue reading Happy & Healthy: Life’s Great Pursuit
I sat on a small, round, perfectly moulded rock. Once again filled with inner turmoil, stress, uncertainty, pain, overwhelm... it was all too much. I couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything. I just knew I couldn’t cope... more and more, I felt despair. I began to think of each of the things I am struggling … Continue reading Hacksaw.
“Come. Come along, let’s find some rest” Daddy said. We had been walking a fair while now, and I had stopped to look out for a place to just pause for a bit. Life certainly has this tendency to end up going faster than I do at times. I grabbed Daddy’s hand, and we wandered. … Continue reading Broken things.
“Come, lay down your burdens: I will give you rest … I am the living water … I will refresh and restore your soul.” Things had been somewhat fine not all that long ago. But now… not so much. Heavy. Pained. Gutted. Lost. Worn down. Exhausted. Crumbling. Sore. Succumbing to the overbearing weight of too … Continue reading Come: Burdens and baggage.
DV, or domestic violence, appears often in the media. Different terms can be used, sometimes with some slight differences - FV (Family Violence), domestic abuse, IPV (Intimate Partner Violence), or more - but for the purposes of writing this, they all apply. Earlier this year, DV appeared in media (again), but this time with the … Continue reading In the pit.
“He has planted eternity in the human heart” Ecclesiastes 3:11 A Christmas story. Allow me to share a story with you. If I am honest, it is kind of a weird one. I mean, it is super weird, really. Yet it is one that never ceases to challenge me, as it did for the first … Continue reading A few strange men.