Category: Blog

Set Your Minds on Things Above (Col 3:2)

I took this photo while walking down the road, years ago. I was struck by the tenacity of those little flowers: doggedly opening their petals towards the sun, soaking in light from above to keep them blooming. All this regardless of their crumbling, neglected surroundings. When I got home I just had to put words …

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The Gift of God (Rom 6:23)

Here’s our growing pile of Christmas gifts. I bet you can’t guess what that big, red one is… 😬😆 It’s been a turbulent week for me, spiritually. I’ve been pulled up on an area of sin in my life. Not a huge one, just a niggling one. The type that you let sit there, unbothered, …

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Waiting for Answers to Prayer (2 Peter 3:8)

Before getting sick with ME/CFS, I used to love doing the Bronte to Bondi walk on weekends. Along this stunning stretch of coastline, just next to the walking paths, are the most captivating sandstone rock formations!Some are smooth and flat, displaying fascinating cross-sections of contrasting strata, formed over thousands of years. Some are not so …

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Do Not Worry (Matt 6:34)

As Christmas approaches, I’m finding myself getting anxious: Worried about not finishing everything on my to do list. Worried about what presents to get people. Worried about family members who won’t be able to join in the festivities, due to geographical distance. Worried about family members who will be together at Christmas; wondering how they’ll …

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God’s Thoughts are Higher (Isaiah 55:9)

I love flying above the clouds! It’s such a clear example of perspective, isn’t it? Up there, the sun is shining. I need to put my sunglasses on just to appreciate the beautiful blanket of clouds below. But when I was still on the ground, all I could see were the clouds – the light …

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God of Compassion and Justice (Isaiah 42:3)

Our God is gentle and compassionate. He is also a God of justice – he will not let hateful and harmful acts go unpunished. God’s judgment is something we don’t like to talk about or even think about. I guess the “hell, fire and brimstone” sermons of times past might have gone a bit overboard! …

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Living Stones (1 Peter 2:5)

This photo shows the wall of an old house. It’s from the same medieval village tour – near Lyon, France, 2004. Aren’t those stones just perfectly imperfect, the way they’re assembled in such hodge-podge rows?This is a comfort for me. It reminds me that God uses us despite our imperfections. When I look around at …

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Light of the World (Matt 5:14-16)

I took this photo in a medieval village near Lyon, France, in 2004. What a stunning place for an Aussie like me – we don’t have many old buildings here as we’re a relatively young nation, and the ancient aboriginal people (the land’s original inhabitants) were nomadic. I’m pondering the idea of light today. Jesus …

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When Thankfulness Doesn’t Help you Feel Better

This is the whole Thankfulness Mini-Series in one post. It’s a 10-minute read. If you prefer to read shorter posts, I understand: brain fog is real! I’ve divided this longish post into three shorter sections, which you can find here.  .. .. I’m a big believer in thankfulness. It’s important and beneficial to count your …

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Yet I Still Dare to Hope (Hope Series #2)

This is Part 2 of the Hope Series. You can read Part 1 here. It’s been a year since I embarked on that new treatment path. Sadly, none of the prescribed medications or supplements have made a significant impact on my ability to function. Some of them have even made me feel worse! What sorts …

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