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How His Rain is Remaking Us & How We Can Sing This Sizzling Summer Our Happy Song

You can always count on God to water arid hearts and to rend impossible heavens opened. So we can foretaste the sweet out of His bounty for all our bitter. Because His rain isn't merely sentimental, but supernatural, His comfort supersedes every sorrow and every tear we've shed.

calling · Community · Faith · Quick Devotionals · rest · stillness

steps to take when you’re trying to discern His will for your life

"Inside the will of God there is no failure, outside the will of God there is no success". Knowing His will is the best security for a future unknown.

Faith · peace · rest · stillness · Travels

How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

…let me take a moment to pause right here and worship…because this is the truth: our rest and peace today is found in one place, in one Person…

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So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together…these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I’m sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to them with a big yes grin.

Internally, I could feel my own pulse quickening, – I am looking for something to do, my own internal circuitry beeping, a type A personality they say, when you feel kinda awkward to relax, even on holidays like this.

Transported into a different world, finding myself at a leisurely place,  I had asked myself this: “What would it take to make this, a superb holiday, a real getaway?”

We had been busy. A family with a whirlwind of activities. And we had flown out. And the world’s been clamouring noisy that morning with the news of the Oregon shooting

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calling · Faith · prayer & power · Preaching · stillness · Travels

when you’re a little bit worn out with what’s happening in the world

are you feeling a little worn out too by the noise around you? come take a breather with me as we listen to the interview, and tune in to His voice

Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Loving God · Preaching , Teaching & Writing · rest · sabbath · stillness

How to live the rest of your life burning on instead of midway burning out

So it's been a busy year... The clock  keeps ticking, and your calendar keeps filling up. The work comes right up piling,  and these kids, they're growing taller by the day. And yeah, for every sticky relationship that requires pruning, you feel like your heart could be shredded into a million pieces. And for all the emotional messes you've committed, these too, they… Continue reading How to live the rest of your life burning on instead of midway burning out

Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Motherhood · stillness

How to make sense out of days that require every shred of you

9 and a half years and still going... And almost a whole decade of the thunder after the lightning. It was the clap after the show, and all the rumbles that follow...  The sound so thunderous, and those waters reflecting all that glory. And there was the five of us -- standing next to the engulfing waves, making imprints on… Continue reading How to make sense out of days that require every shred of you

Faith · Motherhood · stillness · Travels · worship

How to Travel LIGHT

So  sometimes, you feel like you’re just not cut out for the job… Days when the blessings abound but your heart’s too small to praise? Times when it’s easier to gravitate towards what you don't have rather than see what you do have? We need a baptism of seeing. Don’t tell me how I know,… Continue reading How to Travel LIGHT

Faith · Loving God · Missional Motherhood · stillness · Travels

The Dance of Trust

So here we are --- rounding up the first full term of school, finishing up the first quarter of a brand new year, gearing up for the joyful time away ahead, and Kathy Troccoli—- she’s singing this song, beckoning me to pause and praise, inviting me to stop and drink, comforting me to trust and rest. I want… Continue reading The Dance of Trust

Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Loving God · Parenting · Preaching , Teaching & Writing · stillness · Travels · worship

how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune

When we both stumbled into the church's kitchen that Sunday morning, both hunting for that caffeine fix, I knew that there were simply gonna be days just like this... Days when you feel like tearing your hair apart. Days that make you wanna stop whatever you're doing and change lane, even midway. Days that are short though they feel so long.… Continue reading how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune

Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Loving God · Preaching , Teaching & Writing · stillness · Travels · worship

How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together...these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I'm sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to them with a big yes… Continue reading How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Loving God · stillness · Travels

How to Train the Heart to March to the Drumbeat of Faith

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:29) Technology may run life efficient, but how does one oil the mechanics of the soul, often given to worry? We hopped onto the plane and flew some 1800 miles, jumped into the car and drove a further 4… Continue reading How to Train the Heart to March to the Drumbeat of Faith

Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Loving God · Mummy School · Preaching , Teaching & Writing · stillness · Travels · worship

The Truth About Making Jesus the Centre of It All

"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day. The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to… Continue reading The Truth About Making Jesus the Centre of It All

christmas · Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · homescience · Mummy School · stillness

How to Stay Still When Your Sanity’s About to Burst

The kids started their morning with a squabble. One bickered and another curtly responded. Frustration...probably not the best way to start the day. I had decided to keep them at home that day. They complained of a little ill, and my mama heart was weary and in need of some respite. As if we could buy… Continue reading How to Stay Still When Your Sanity’s About to Burst