Village of Fellowship

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia ) “It takes a village to raise a child.” (African proverb) I cannot count every moment of encouragement or learning shared with others, but know they have all had an important impact on our family life. I am so thankful for other mothers to journey … More Village of Fellowship

To be a witness

Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia How do we represent Christ in the secular world? In one respect, this is a non-question; the way we live should remain constant as it reveals what we hold true in our hearts. However, we each have different spheres of influence, and different opportunities … More To be a witness

Beyond Willpower

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) The gift of free will is powerful, and the strength of human willpower has been demonstrated many times throughout history. Yet, willpower alone cannot accomplish everything. Where willpower wanes, we see a need for something beyond human strength. Hope; and it is hope in … More Beyond Willpower

A New Day

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  Situations beyond our control, words spoken that cannot be taken back, regrets, worries, unfulfilled dreams. People joke about going through “quarter-life” and “mid-life” crises, but for many people these really are sobering times when regret and fear can wreck havoc. They are times when … More A New Day

Unrepayable

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)   A gift is given joyfully, with no expectation of repayment. This year, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love upon our baby girl, and by the generosity of those wanting to bless our family. As I think about all the hand-me downs, encouragement … More Unrepayable

Faith for the tired mama

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) It is three in the morning, and you wake to cooing and gurgling from the bassinet beside you. Amidst the cycles of feeding, sleeping, nappy changes, cuddles and the occasional household chore, where does a tired mama find faith?   .   .   . A journey … More Faith for the tired mama

Carrying Life

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  What is it like to carry the life and light of Christ within us? I think about my pregnancy, the nine months of carrying a growing life within me, treasuring the kicks and changes along the way. There were times of discomfort, but they pale … More Carrying Life