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 →

A profound conversation

I recently had one of those nights, you know the ones where you go to bed only to toss & turn. Then realise it’s pointless staying there, so you get up & read for awhile. So, I got up, warmed myself a mug of hot milk & heated a wheat pack... You see I couldn’t... Continue Reading →

Getting the balance just right!

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a reflection together while sipping our cuppa's. We hear a lot about sustainability these days...don't we? And it's about having the sustainability of quite a few things including but not limited to, our environment, global food supply, building materials & energy supplies. Sustainability is about getting... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Energy Source

Welcome my friend, come on in for a cuppa & chat. There's a lot of discourse about sustainable energy resources at the moment. So today, I thought we would look at our personal energy source through Spoon Theory & how this relates to all of us. You may be scratching your head at this point... Continue Reading →

That longing for something…Special

That longing, you know the one that has you longing for something more, something special! And yet, you're not quite sure what that something special is! Oh you've had a few ideas, goals & objectives over the years but when you have reached those, they didn't quite fulfill that yearning. And you find that longing,... Continue Reading →

Curious & curiouser!

Welcome my friend! I'm so glad you're here for our time together. Grab yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair & get comfy. At the moment I'm having a real problem with dust! Yes dust! Not just any dust mind but powdery all pervading dust! I noticed it last week when I went out to... Continue Reading →

Choosing family?

Welcome my friend! I'm so glad you could join me, grab a cuppa & get comfy. Today, I thought we would reflect upon the saying; 'You can't choose your family but you can choose your friends...' A thought struck me recently... Sitting at the different tables of family members recently the same thought came to... Continue Reading →

The Seasons of Life

I've found throughout my life that behind each season there's a valuable lesson. I'm not just talking about the four seasons but the seasons of life too. As you may be aware, it's Winter here in Australia at the moment which I always think is a 'season of waiting' but it's so much more! As... 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 →

How to overcome Weariness

I need some time out... Don’t you? Time out from this world with all its sadness & 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 →

Practicing the Art of Quietness

Welcome my friend! Come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. Last year we looked at ways to enter the Art of Quietness & I thought we would practice those together today. As life can get pretty overwhelming at times & entering that Quietness really does so much restoration for our souls. So tap... Continue Reading →

A letter of Gratitude

We have all received & written letters, haven't we? Letters for jobs, letters of resignation, letters of love, joy & of sadness. Although in this day & age letters are often called emails or even long text messages! But they are all similar in that they are the written word conveying thoughts, feelings or notices... Continue Reading →

Curious Behaviour

Welcome my friend! Come on in & join me in a cuppa while we chat about some rather puzzling Behaviour. Today I'm having a Sticky Date tea with a toasted sweet bun with raspberry jam & a dollop of cream. So delicious! What are you having? Setting the Scene Over the last six months we... 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 →

Sisters

Hi there my friend, it's time for our cuppa so let's grab our mugs & get comfy! As we have a very important topic to cover today. Have you noticed that when things are taken out of context huge misunderstandings happen. To the extent where whole movements can be built upon these out of context beliefs.... Continue Reading →

A new Phenomenon!

Have you noticed there's a new phenomenon upon us? Welcome my friend, we will be discussing this today as we sip our cuppa's, munch our treats & look at the beautiful view above. Don't you just want to dip your toes in that water! I'm having a chai tea with some little Date & Almond... Continue Reading →

What to do about Global Bullies…

Hi, welcome my friend! I have a reflection for us to share today which I believe is rather timely but first let’s grab our cuppa's for our time together. Now, let's begin… Who has the Power? As we look at current world events & the absolute bullying that's going on by leaders who want to... Continue Reading →

A Tropical Paradise

Welcome my friend, today we are escaping to a tropical island to reflect awhile. Because sometimes we just need to have a little break from our daily lives. This is a trip I did some years ago that was full of amazing God appointed moments...so let's go on a journey down memory lane. But first we... 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 →

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 →

The Art of the Slow

Well it's been another crazy roller coaster ride in these Pandemic years. Hasn't it! With the strangeness of border closures, health mandated restrictions, lock downs & isolations again & again. I'm sure all of us want to see the end of this CoVid virus with all its variants! But it seems it's not finished with... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in this Season

Are you finding it difficult to find Comfort & Joy in this Christmas season my friend? Has it all become rather overwhelming? In the busyness of this season & after all the traumas we've experienced I invite you to take a little breather & join me in a relaxing cuppa… I have a hot mug... Continue Reading →

A magnificent Occupation?

Welcome my friend! Come on in I have our cuppa's ready. It's Spring Time here on the East coast of Australia so we'll be sitting under our beautiful flowering Jacaranda tree today. We have a canopy of lilac blossoms above us & a carpet of fallen lilac blossoms beneath. Such breathtaking beauty! After last week's... Continue Reading →

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