The Gift and the Giver

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia ) We walked to the car, and our daughter saw the gifts wrapped and stacked inside. “Wow!” She exclaimed, her eyes wide in wonder. Over the next week, she unwrapped her gifts and read her cards, remembering the names of friends who had celebrated her … More The Gift and the Giver

Basis of Identity

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia ) Culture, heritage, family, life experience. There are so many things that contribute to how we see ourselves and our place in the world. My husband and I recently discussed how our childhood experiences have affected our perception of self and of the world. It … More Basis of Identity

Let go my child

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia )   Our daughter will be starting at the early learning centre soon, and I have been nervous about the many changes this will involve; drop offs and pick ups, lunchbox packing and just the difference of not spending all day together. JJ Heller’s song, Learning … More Let go my child

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