Category: Acceptance

Yielding to God (Mark 14:36)

When my kids were babies, they loved wrapping their tiny lips around all sorts of objects at ground level. The indoor menu featured shoes, TV remotes, and toys (usually in that order of preference). On the menu outdoors were dried-up dead leaves; carelessly discarded brown apple cores; dirt; gum nuts; and stones. In this photo, …

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But God Intended it for Good – Joseph’s Story (Gen 50:19)

My 7-year-old asked me the other day, “If God controls everything, does that mean he controls us too?” I gave him a high five for asking such a perceptive question — go, little philosopher! The intersection of God’s sovereignty and people’s free will is a mystery. From my reading, it seems that both are equally …

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Be Happy With Those Who are Happy (Rom 12:15)

It’s a family tradition to attend the annual Lego exhibition — well, my husband and kids go; I usually stay home because a trip to the city puts enormous pressure on my immune system. On the day of the 2015 Lego show I was in the throes of post-diagnosis depression. I found it soul-destroying to …

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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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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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Blessed, Even When… (Five Minute Friday)

My little boy comes to my bedside and asks, “Can you play with me, Mummy?” It’s not the first time he’s asked that today. “Mummy has to rest now,” I tell him. “You go outside and play. I’ll come soon.” I give him a cuddle and a kiss before he leaves the bedroom. As I …

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What’s God’s plan for my life?

As a teenager, I was filled with anticipation at the “great things” God had planned for my life. I had big dreams. Dreams of touching people’s lives and leading them to Jesus. How exciting: I was his servant! My future belonged to him. I would go wherever he led – even to other nations as a …

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