Why does God allow suffering?

The above question is one that I have been asked many times over the years. Both in Clinical practice & ministry. What about you my friend, have you ever pondered that question? I'm sure it's one that comes to us all when we see the suffering in this world & especially when our loved ones... Continue Reading →

Behaviour that needs your attention!

Welcome my friend! It's so lovely to have you drop by, come we'll enjoy a cuppa & chat together. Today, I thought we would reflect upon a growing concern for many families around the globe including our own. This topic concerns family members who show slow or sudden signs of cognitive & behavioural changes. Recently I've... Continue Reading →

Word Wisdom

Welcome, I'm so glad you dropped by today! Recently, I read some articles by differing authors, that were of great concern. Their words were written in anger & directed towards the people who had caused them pain. Now, I'm fully aware of what pain & trauma can do, having lived through many a traumatic situation... Continue Reading →

Writing under pressure!

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. It's been one of those weeks. You know the kind where you think you have everything planned, executed & ready to go only to realise God has other plans! Have you ever had one of those weeks? I'm sure you have! Today we're... Continue Reading →

What happens when Trust is Broken?

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely cuppa. Today we're having a tea blend called Sticky Date Pudding with a gf Lavender shortbread. Both delicious! It's been very cold here on the East coast of Australia for the past week, so we're seated in my living room where it's warm & sunny. Now... Continue Reading →

Why Chocolate Eggs at Easter?

Hi, welcome my friend! Have you noticed the shops are full of Chocolate Eggs & have been for awhile. Years ago, when my daughters lived at home, we had fun making chocolate eggs for Easter. Of course a lot of the chocolate ended up everywhere, especially into the mouths of my chocolate loving daughters! Lol!... Continue Reading →

Why do I feel this way?

As I was watching a medical Documentry the other night, I asked myself the above question.. Because I found myself becoming sad & I wasn't quite sure why! After all I had seen many medical documentries before... Welcome my friend come sit with me for awhile, as today is a special day, I am so... Continue Reading →

The Love Problem

Love is in the air at the moment, so to speak, as we lead up to Valentine's Day. However, this time can be a difficult time for many who are out of step in a relationship whether it be romantic, family or friend. But first let’s grab our cuppa’s & get comfy... I have a... Continue Reading →

Letting Go…

Welcome my friend! It's time to grab a cuppa, get comfy & reflect together. Have you ever had to let go of something that at the time you didn't really want to let go of? Maybe it was a career opportunity that in the end just wasn't good for your family life. Maybe it was... Continue Reading →

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Have you ever looked at the world through a different lens my friend? Maybe from a small child's perspective, a Senior's wisdom or a child with special needs? This week I spent time with one such precious person & saw the world through her eyes that was truly humbling. But before I share, let's grab... Continue Reading →

Continuing the Art of Slow

Today I thought we would continue that wonderful experience of The Art of the Slow. A great deal has happened in our family over this past week, one being the death of a dear loved One & nine of our family members contracting CoVid. But at the moment I just need to be intentionally slow & thought... Continue Reading →

Feeling broken this season?

Is the festive atmosphere painful rather then joyous my friend? I understand, I really do! You're welcome to come sit with me for awhile for a lovely cuppa as we share our heart's together. Today is what we call Boxing Day (the day after Christmas day) so I have prepared a pot of coffee &... Continue Reading →

Is Gratitude a Platitude?

Welcome, I'm delighted that you have dropped by to share our time together! I thought in this season of being thankful in many parts of the World, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon whether Gratitude has become a platitude or not! I have made a gf Apple & blueberry loaf with a... Continue Reading →

Heartwrenching news…

It comes to us all…doesn’t it… Welcome dear friend, it’s time for us to sit & have a cuppa, while we reflect upon some of the more difficult issues in life… Grab your favorite beverage & treat. Heartbreak Heartache, heartwrenching, sadness of heart or heart brokenness are all sadly a part of life on planet... Continue Reading →

She sat staring out the window…

Nothing looked familiar to her...her fear & confusion were palpable... Welcome to our time of tea & reflection dear friend! Today we are reflecting upon a very important topic that is relevant to us whatever age we are! First let’s get comfy with our cuppa’s. I have combined two coffee blends today a Caramel freezed... Continue Reading →

Being Brave in a New World

In today's world we have a great deal of unexpected Change! Especially in a world dealing with CoVid & it's ever evolving variants. Let alone living through the seasons of life. Today we will look at different ways of coping with unexpected life change. But first grab yourself a cuppa, get comfy & we'll begin...... Continue Reading →

What is A True Soul Mate?

Welcome my friend! Come on in it's time for a lovely hot cuppa & reflection together! Today we will focus upon an age old topic, love & romance. Something we all enjoy in our lives. Being romanced & loved by that special person is such a beautiful & precious gift... But first let's grab our... Continue Reading →

Feeling overwhelmed? Me too!

Welcome my friend! Do you feel overwhelmed? Have you been yearning to get away from the situation that's overwhelming you? When life feels a little overwhelming we just need some time out, don't we! But what if it's the time out that is actually overwhelming us! I've been feeling just like this in the past... Continue Reading →

Letting go of Resentment

Welcome my friend! We’re going to have to enjoy a lovely cuppa by the virtual waterfront today as we're in lock down here. The insidious, highly virulent Delta variant of CoVid has silently invaded our community & schools. Where it has now set it's sights on the younger generation! Our whole region has been sent... Continue Reading →

What to do when Anxiety hits

Welcome my friend, come on in! Today we're going to sit beside a warm fire, on this freezing cold & windy day here on the east coast of Australia. I have a freshly brewed mug of caramel coffee for you & a home baked gf Banana & Passionfruit muffin to eat. Together we are going... Continue Reading →

Bursting the Bubble of Weariness

I need some time out... Don’t you? Time out from this crazy world with all its troubles! Time out from my own self imposed expectations, time out from the pressures of life, time out to just Pause & Reflect…  So today we're having a mini retreat by settling into a comfy chair, putting our feet... Continue Reading →

I love God’s sense of humor!

Welcome my friend! Did you know that God has a wonderful sense of humor? No?...well He does & today we'll be looking at some examples I've experienced. First let's grab our cuppa's with a little treat to sit back, relax & enjoy a laugh or two! I'm having a Bush tea blend made from our... Continue Reading →

Are you, your own worst enemy?

Welcome, come on in for a cuppa! As I write this it's a beautiful autumn day here on the east coast of Australia. We have some tiny finches flitting about in our Jacaranda tree chatting to each other, as we sit in my back garden with the sun shinning upon us. You may notice my... Continue Reading →

Dreams, are you living yours?

Dreams are different things to different people, so I thought we would reflect upon this topic today as we sip our cuppa's & enjoy our treats. It's raining here & it's cold! So we're inside where it's warm & cozy with our hot beverage, munching upon sweet gf caramel choc brownies. One of those Moments!... Continue Reading →

How to Emotionally Detox

Welcome my friend! We're going to enjoy a lovely cuppa by the waterfront today. My favorite place to sit & enjoy a moment of reflection.  We have our take away coffee's from the Cafè, our delicious treats from the bakery & have found a spot with a table & bench under the Gum trees overlooking... Continue Reading →

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere!

Welcome my friend! At this time of the year Chocolate is seen everywhere here in Australia. There are chocolate eggs of all sizes, filled, unfilled, decorated & undecorated. There are chocolate bunnies, chickens, Bilbys, Platypie & the list goes on. So, I thought for our cuppa & reflection today we would explore this annual phenomenon.... Continue Reading →

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