Eek! It’s that time again!

Are you ready for this time of the year? No? Me either! Time has literally flown by this year, hasn't it? I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner & I'm not organised yet! Which is unusual for me, normally I have started putting together our grandchildren's Christmas treat bags by now! And to... Continue Reading →

Helping Adolescents to grow

It's not easy being an adult, is it? And for most of us, it hasn't been an easy road to get here! Recently, I was chatting with four of our thirteen grandchildren who are presently going through adolescence. When I asked them how they were going, they all commented on how things are getting 'more complicated... Continue Reading →

How to deal with Sadness

It's raining here again today, the long term weather forecast predicts that La Niña will give us another wet Spring & Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. I read somewhere that the term La Niña, which means 'little girl' in Spanish, was named for these prolonged wet weather periods because little girls cry. I'm not sure... Continue Reading →

Shoes!

Welcome my friend, come on in & we'll enjoy a cuppa together. Today, we'll be reflecting upon the impact of certain choices I made in life & the long term consequences of those choices!  But first let's grab a cuppa & get comfy. I'm having a mug of Caramel Coffee with a slice of my... Continue Reading →

Good Grief?

You may remember the exclamation "Good grief!", being used by Charlie Brown in the famous comic strip Peanuts. But apparently this sentiment can be found further back in time to the early 1900s in literature. Although, the origin goes back far earlier then we could imagine & we discover has a completely different meaning. Let's... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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