Friday, June 15, 2018

Special things

This makes my morning time all the sweeter.  My mother made a new cover (and may I say rather pretty) for my oldest bible, given to me by my mother-in-law before I was married to her son.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The little white horse

This is a great read... beautiful writing. Lovely and old fashioned.

“Nothing is ever finished and done with in this world. You may think a seed was finished and done with when it falls like a dead thing into the earth; but when it puts forth leaves and flowers next spring you see your mistake”

― Elizabeth GoudgeThe Little White Horse

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Exam prep

Cronuts make the studious minutes better

Monday, May 28, 2018

Taking time

There is always one more thing that needs doing, a call to make, email to reply to, dinner to cook, clothes to wash, and on it goes.

We can be busy burning out.  Our souls can be weary.  I am definitely someone who likes the whole list ticked off but over the last few years I realized that there is always another item to add anyway and the 'big' business of life is loving well, really listening, kindness, time for others.  This can get lost in the need to do the 'smaller' things that can usually wait another half hour and won't even be remembered in a week. 
It is important to do our work well but we know that our priorities and time must be in godly order  What good does it do to gain the whole world and lose your soul? 
So have coffee with a loved one and do it slowly.  Have a long play date with your child. This time is never wasted.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Lunch with my favourite 15 year old

This beauty is almost 16 years old... what a privilege motherhood is!  It makes you want to be the best version of yourself.  She is my constant inspiration to come up higher and holier by the grace of God.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Weekend togeeetherr

Together again!! We have enjoyed a long weekend of family time... it's been so relaxing and fun.  Wayne was away for a few weeks and it's just bliss to be face to face with my people.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

My favourite apologist

What a special morning! I heard Ravi Zacharias in the flesh, with my daughter, no less.  I woke her up early and it felt a bit like Christmas morning.  I have listened to so many of his messages over the last 20 years and today really special.  This morning was profound.  A honour indeed.

"Every other person who is at the heart of any religion has had his or her beginning either in fancy or in fact.  But nevertheless, there is a beginning.  Jesus' birth in Bethlehem was a moment preceded by eternity.  His being neither originated in time nor came about by the will of humanity.  The author of time, who lived in the eternal, was made incarnate in time that we might live with the eternal in view.  In that sense, the message of Christ was not the introduction of a religion, but an introduction to truth about reality as God alone knows it.  To deny Jesus' message while pursuing spirituality is to conjure an imaginary religion in an attempt to see heaven while sight is confined to the earth.

That is precisely what Jesus challenged when he said, "I have come that you may have life" (John 10.10)
His life spells living.  Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death"

~ Ravi Zacharias   'Jesus among other Gods'