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

Celebrating Christ

.   .   . Christmas is coming. Pudding is already on the supermarket shelves, trademark music is playing. Pageants, markets, fairs and craft events are all celebrating the festive season. Perhaps it is the added anticipation of baby’s first Christmas that has made the advertising more attractive this year; I started putting up decorations around the … More Celebrating Christ

Learning patience

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)    In our fast-paced world, patience can be hard to come by. Can we learn to wait; to wait on God, wait for one another, wait for a promise to be fulfilled? I want to learn patience that does not sit in unproductivity, but actively … More Learning patience

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

Following the Painter

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) Instructional videos are everywhere. You can search the internet for DIYs and tutorials on almost anything nowadays; cooking, sewing, workout routines, painting. Some people follow the instructions meticulously, while others make their own adjustments to alter the finished product. New skills are learnt, ideas are … More Following the Painter

The Forgiveness Trek

The journey might be arduous, repetitive, and sometimes forced, but the road to forgiveness gives a worthwhile reward. .   .   . Start the Trek We recently watched the movie, “I Can Only Imagine” at church. Based upon his real-life testimony, the movie shows how Bart Millard sees his abusive father come to know Jesus, and … More The Forgiveness Trek