Faith

Faith

A Very Restless Christmas


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Our eldest comes into the kitchen, stands close beneath my chin and asks me if she can have some flour. ‘We’re not cooking now!’ I reply in my shout-speak. It’s a variation of my usual mum dialect, one I’ve developed on our recent interstate relocation in soaring summer temperatures. I like to think the new environment

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Faith, family adventures, thankfulness, Uncategorized

An Angel under the Big M: Stretching the Perimeters of Hospitality


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We’re landing, we’re landing, repeated our youngest, J, his eyes lit round with excited relief, his little lungs adjusting to receive the stranger, brisker air of our just arrived destination: the South Island of New Zealand. In fact, our boy was incorrect, we’d landed several hours ago, in a rather noisy, choppy descent to earth, which

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anxiety, Faith, thankfulness

Declutter Me: Ambitioning a Quiet Life


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‘That’s what we do. We make mess. We’re a messy family.’ Five year old E sums it up with characteristic  bare-to-the bone directness as we stand side by side and watch our freshly washed floor endure a new littering of crumbs, toys, unknown sticky substances, and yes…yet more spilled-milk. Four year-old W,  king of the witty one-liner, intrepid word-explorer, encapsulates it even

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anxiety, Faith, pregnancy and parenting

Choices


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We made a decision this week. Parents have to do that. Make decisions. From the moment your child breaks forth into the world, with wails and flails and celebration, you are looking up information, filling out forms, viewing everything through over-alert, keen-to-do-right,  protective parent eyes. Even before your little person or people arrive you begin the process. I know

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