• Never forget, you are God’s masterpiece

    “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”— Ephesians 2:10 (NLT). Until a neighbor posted the following on social media, I’d planned to toss the small wood scraps from a project still under construction in my backyard: […]

  • Jesus, promise keeper

    “You are faithful to fulfil every promise you’ve made. You manifest yourself as kindness in all you do.” Psalm 145:13 (TPT) I was reminded of that truth personally a little while ago in the simplest of ways. Our daughter Liberty had been asking for a cat for quite some time. On several occasions she would […]

  • When a Christian asks: ‘Can I Pray to Mary & the Saints?’

    It’s a question I’m regularly asked: Is it alright to pray to Mary and the Saints? I write this with the highest respect for my Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. I have learned, and continue to learn, much from you. I especially appreciate your great reverence for Mary, something that is often lacking in non-Roman […]

  • Are you wearing the garment of shame?

    Last year I was asked to speak to a stunning group of women on the topic of shame. Sadly, it was a topic I was familiar with. Shame has this way of subtly being cast over your life without you even realizing it. It has a way of weaving itself through your everyday garments. Often, […]

  • Beautiful feet, walking in faith

    Genevieve Cooper of Gumeracha, SA, discovered most unexpectedly that Jesus had a job for her to do… How do you hear the voice of God? For most of my life I have been like Elijah standing on the mountain waiting for the presence of the Lord and hearing his voice in a gentle whisper (1Ki […]

  • When you’re shut down by Covid-19 – again!

    Today (Thursday 9th July 2020) marks the beginning of another period of shut down, or return to Level 3 restrictions for the population of greater Melbourne (Australia) and the Mitchell Shire (a local government area which stretches north of Melbourne up the Hume Highway). Once again, we are being directed to stay home, only to […]

  • We’re in different boats but the same storm

    We’re not all actually in the same boat – but we are in the same storm. For some, the last few months have been tumultuous and terrifying. They’ve lost loved ones (even multiple), faced financial hardship and experienced pain from every angle. Others have been fighting to save lives on the frontlines, led countries and […]

  • Why worry is a major issue for so many mothers

    It often begins as a small remark about someone’s health, a scary experience with a food allergy, a stressful day of travel with kids, an economic crisis or reports of crime in the news.  Something in us grabs ahold of a passing remark that elevates legitimate concerns to full-blown, action-quenching, logic-robbing WORRY.  And for some […]

  • May you be richly blessed in ‘iso.’

    In case you haven’t guessed yet, in our strange new world, ‘iso’ simply means ‘isolation!’ For us, in isolation at home, how do we entertain our (now) big, boisterous and lovable adolescent chocolate Lab x Pointer dog who is so sociable that he wants to get out, greet, play with and lick to bits every […]

  • How you can stop wanting to be ‘her’

    Almost from birth, I think little girls are prone to competing and comparing with one another; they battle to be the prettiest, the smartest, the sweetest, the fastest. Not much changes over time. Women still feel the need to constantly look sideways and compare themselves to the girl-next-door. This time it’s bodies, babies, husbands & […]