I adore winter. I love the frosty mornings, rain showers and puffs of white when you talk and your breath becomes frosty. I love making snugly things like crocheted beanies and cute flowers. And have been enjoying having an excuse to sit and crochet in the evenings. This year I have been spending some time … Continue reading Winter is upon us.
The glorious sunny weather we have been having lately, broke last night when the rain rolled in. I have to admit that I do love these chilly winter mornings, with sunshine during the day. Though there is also something about rain at night that creates calm, and peace. Maybe it's just me. Our winter has … Continue reading And we are in July.
I was taught to think. To question. To not be satisfied with an answer until I have seen all sides and made a decision based on sound research. After years of further study (about 9 years of postgraduate study), it usually comes as second nature. Granted sometimes I'm not thinking straight or my short attention … Continue reading I was taught to think and I do not apologize.
"To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained, but she is gentle. She is gracious. She is godly and she is giving... You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity. Very often it is obscured, just as the image of God is obscured in all of us... … Continue reading “To me, a lady …
Someone requested recently that I write a post about what happens after a shipwreck, they were encouraged by my 'In the midst of Shipwrecks' post. What do you do when your world has fallen apart, you have weathered the rising tides and woken dazed and confused on the shore? So here it is. I don't … Continue reading The other side of the storm.
That will be our excuse when our kids see these. hehe
Sometimes we associate power with aggression, flashing lights, loud voices, steely gazes. Powerful people seem to have persuasion, charisma, confidence. I don't have any of those things. Frankly some days I don't feel like I have much of anything in comparison. Not a lot is made of Gentleness. In fact sometimes it's seen as a … Continue reading Gentleness is powerful too: An Easter reflection.
Apparently the wingspan of a wedge-tailed eagle is 2.3metres. I was a little humbled by that recently when I bought 2 metres of fabric and realised how long that wingspan is. It is one of Australia's largest birds of prey and I have always loved these birds, along with the American bald eagle. Initially I … Continue reading Wingspan is not enough
I used to dread Valentine's day. Not because I was a 'down with love' kind of girl, I wasn't. There were usually 2 reasons: I found it really superficial, and it would always remind me I was single. I hate superficial things and I hate being reminded of things I can't change. Yet, deep down … Continue reading Singleness and Grace part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V7fGS3pI54 Reflecting on suffering, and how we should have joy during suffering.