Church. Just what is it? I am not so sure it is seen or valued or understood, for what it is and was always meant to be. The push and the practicalities in resuming services in such a very different way following a lockdown last year, and now in the midst of emerging out of … Continue reading Church.
I sat, cradled in Jesus' arms, resting in his love. “Jesus, I just want to spend all my time with you. Please keep me close. I have so much pain and so many things so deeply burdening me right now... but it’s all so cluttered, I just can’t think straight or work any of it … Continue reading Dancing on water.
Today is a hard one for many. One that brings grim memories and many emotions. Exactly twenty years back today, a horrifying and devastating event occurred in the U.S. Upon thinking about this date in the shadow of recent horror in Afghanistan, I pondered: why exactly is 9-11 such an ongoing “thing”? What is it … Continue reading It’s about time for 3 new numbers.
Some days my heart is just numb. Other days it is overfilled with deep sorrow, grief, and pain and I don’t know how I will function. Other days it is okay, or feels completely fine. Today is just a strange mix. And tonight, I grieve some of the things that my kids and I will … Continue reading When reality bites. Hard.
On I walked, or more like wandered... pondering if I really had been meant to choose a path all this time or not... and feeling unsure of everything. The more I walked, the more I felt as though I wasn't really getting anywhere. Very suddenly, a horrible pain shot through my leg. I stopped to … Continue reading Pain, purpose, and pressing.
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
I was asked a question just the other day: what do you find hardest, being a single mum? I paused for a moment. I had not expected that question. There are lots of positives and joys of single parenting. And there are also, of course, many, many things that are hard. It only took a … Continue reading The silence of single parenting.
“Come here, and I will show you something” Jesus said. I knew it was him from his voice, but I couldn’t see him anywhere. So I didn’t quite know what that meant. I couldn’t see anyone at all, anywhere. I continued to look around. Jesus must have gone ahead already. There wasn’t much here, just … Continue reading Following.
For once, the sunshine was finally out. No storms today! Oh, how I had so missed the warmth of the sun’s rays and the brilliant hues of the landscape perfectly illuminated by its light. It has been so very, very long since I have enjoyed any sunshine. Daddy and I sat on a large boulder … Continue reading Jobs just for you.
In my still shattered, confused, chaotic state, I gaze around at my unfamiliar and yet also totally comforting surroundings. It is exactly two months today since I left the home I have so well known and loved. I had mere hours to decide what I would and wouldn’t take (though I am grateful; many do … Continue reading A wounded soul in paradise.