The Art of the WAIT

Welcome my friend to our time of tea & reflection together. Today we will be looking at that word WAIT, that has most of us break out in a sweat & find one of the hardest things to do. But today there's a twist, as all is not what it appears as there's an Art... Continue Reading →

The Bonus Years

Welcome my friend! I've been reflecting upon Time lately because as I shared last week the theme for this year is Season. We also discovered that the original Hebrew meaning of season is 'an appointed time'. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the most poignant Experience of all experiences. Which I'm excited to share... Continue Reading →

2023 a new Season

Welcome, come on in my friend! Today we are reflecting upon Time, as yet another year has passed & a new one has begun. When my family were together over the recent Christmas/New Year period we couldn't get over just how quickly the months of 2022 had gone. Even the teen-agers in our family felt... Continue Reading →

Feeling lonely

Any one of us can feel lonely at any time & in the most surprising of places. Can't we? And at this time of the year, with celebrations & gatherings of families & friends all around us, can magnify the feeling of loneliness for many. Welcome dear friend, come & sit with me for awhile... Continue Reading →

Are you feeling the Peace & Good Will?

Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special Christmas tea together. Today, we have a pot of a spicy tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices or coffee, if you prefer, accompanied by a selection of Christmas sweet treats. The tea is delightfully aromatic & the treats bring... Continue Reading →

The Dance of the Butterflies

Welcome! Today we'll enjoy our cuppa & reflection in the lovely Sunshine under our flowering Jacaranda. We have our favourite cuppa's in hand, mine is a Japanese black tea flavoured with apple. And we have some gf Carrot cake with delicious icing to accompany our cuppas. As we enjoy the warmth of our early Summer... Continue Reading →

Times are a Changing!

Welcome my friend, as I recover from this RSI I thought we would have a delightful cuppa together over the waters of the Bay. We're sitting in a quaint little café that is actually built on piers. We can hear the gentle lapping of the waves under our feet. Although, it's not always this calm... Continue Reading →

A lightbulb moment!

Welcome my friend! I thought it was high time to give an update on this year's theme words. So grab a cuppa & get comfy because it's been quite a bumpy ride! If you join me here often then you know that for this year, two words had presented themselves to me. They were Ask... Continue Reading →

A Writing Trip

Hi, come on in my friend for a cuppa & chat, you're always welcome! Today we'll be looking at a trip that I've been on & I use that word in the following meaning; Trip - a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure. But first let's grab our cuppa's & get comfy before we continue.... Continue Reading →

Let’s have some fun!

Hi, we've had quite a few heavier subjects lately so today I thought we would share something a little lighter & have some fun! But before we continue let's grab our cuppa's, treats & get comfy. I'm having a spicy Chai Lattè with a slice of gf Carrot cake. A delicious combination! Let's begin, we... Continue Reading →

Need a different perspective?

We’ve had some rainy weather here on the east coast of Australia this past week! However, today it's a lovely Spring day so we're enjoying our time at the waterfront with a take away Coffee & Gf Banana Bread. We're sitting looking out across the bay with its azure waters to our Blue Mountains (blue... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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