Rest your way to Productivity

Does this title sound too good to be true? Or even ridiculous? Unless you are a teenager, you might not agree that more rest will make you more productive. We have all have had our share of experiences in life and many of them prove that hard work pays off.  Until, well, it doesn’t, andContinue reading “Rest your way to Productivity”

Balance – The Proof Is In the Fruit

BALANCE. Such an extremely complex little word and concept. If we draw balance back to us, and the way we live and raise our precious children, we are challenged. Well, I am definitely and completely challenged. To me it seems that having a strong, one sided opinion or approach to parenting, marriage, finances, medical treatmentContinue reading “Balance – The Proof Is In the Fruit”

Heaven is Real

Have you ever seen a dog trying to lie down comfortably on a blanket? It usually involves scratching and turning, and more scratching and turning. At some stage he would lie down for a while, but then get up again to repeat the process over and over. He is usually frustrated with his need toContinue reading “Heaven is Real”

You are Enough

I wish I had adequate words, pictures or sounds to describe what this phrase: “You are enough” has meant to me in the last couple of months since lock down started. The mere mention of the words sends shivers of excitement and deep understanding down my spine. The excitement speaks of not just what theContinue reading “You are Enough”

His Mercies are New Every Morning

These words bring tremendous relief to me in this current season of my life For the past few weeks I have developed a strong hunger for God and the way He works. It is as if my dependence on Him got elevated, and my control freakishness deflated. My character stays a constant “work in progress”,Continue reading “His Mercies are New Every Morning”

If I can just find the reason

That’s the first thing you do when you receive diagnosis, you look for the reason.  Who, or what is to blame for this terrible name given to our confusion? “It will make me feel better, if I know the reason I can cope better.”  But will we, cope better?  Will our load be lifted withContinue reading “If I can just find the reason”

Just Being The Parent

What if I just focus on being the parent more, instead of doing all the parenting things?  Can I just stand in the mothering position and acknowledge this is my place instead of trying to earn it more … day by day. We have been created human BEINGS.  In a world where DOING is theContinue reading “Just Being The Parent”

Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will

I can remember so clearly the early years of parenthood, those times when I was on the brink of breaking down. I could very faintly feel the exhaustion setting in more and more, my patience very thin with the kids and emotions flying everywhere about the smallest issues. It was then when I knew thatContinue reading “Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will”

How writing has always grounded me

On the best and worst of my days my head is almost always buzzing with a peculiar mixture of activity.  The activity entertains ideas, to-do lists, impressions, emotions, words, songs and strategies. Reading that explanation of my mind activities here, is a bit disturbing, but I have realized that much of what I, or anyContinue reading “How writing has always grounded me”

Every Moment a Teaching Moment

Written on 7 July 2018 July is my “organizing life” season, just turns out that way … every year.  The weather encourages hibernation and the school holiday is quite long.  My instinct? Pack away, throw away and questioning myself: “Are you on track?” I haven’t blogged for five months.  It is a VERY long time,Continue reading “Every Moment a Teaching Moment”