Faith

Amazing Grace, anxiety, Faith

To the Believer who thinks they have to hold it all together: It’s okay to be not okay


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        Psalm 139:12 Romans 5:8-10         2 Corinthians 4:7 On those days (or weeks, or months) when it feels like darkness is a swooping bird hanging over your head that just won’t let you go, remember: It’s okay to be not okay. Really. Believers aren’t called to be un-feelers,

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anxiety, Faith, family adventures

As long as she carried that torch: An illuminating tale from a family holiday


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It began simply enough, as significant events often do, with an exchange of gifts between young neighbour-friends on our shared front-lawn before we departed for an early holiday. It was starting to rain, and we adults were pondering the vicissitudes of the sky, when upstairs neighbour O, the eldest of the clan of kids, appeared with her signature

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anxiety, endometriosis, Faith, Infertility

The Waiting Room: Our unexpected path to parenthood (Pt 2)


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I left off the first section of this story at the turn of the years 2009-10, our fears and desires dangling prayerful and hopeful as we sat by the water of Lake Jindabyne. We were a month away from moving to a new city, a new job. Would a change of scene also mean a change of circumstance, a shift of

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endometriosis, Faith, Infertility, pregnancy and parenting

The Waiting Room: Our unexpected path to parenthood (Part 1)


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As I write this, Baby J has been taking his first hearty, wobbly steps towards walking. Any moment now he’ll work it out and then he’ll be off…leaving his well-scuffed knees for a more upright view on the world. Perhaps even in time for his first birthday. That’s right, in just a couple of days our third child,

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