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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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. I have prepared a pot of coffee & a pot of Turkish delight tea not knowing your preference. Accompanied by gf... Continue Reading →

Are we addicted to Significance?

Welcome my friend! Come on in for our time of tea & reflection together. It has been raining here, the plants & ducks are loving it. Although, not all the birds are loving it as I saw a family of Kookaburras, perched on our clothes line, looking rather wet with punk featherdos. LoL! I've made... 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 →

Celebrating Joy

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely Devonshire Tea. For today is a special celebration! I have baked homemade scones, have a pot of strawberry conserve & whipped the cream into snowy peaks for us. Take a seat & I'll pour you a cup of tea or coffee, your choice, as I have... Continue Reading →

Nanny, what’s Heaven like?

This is a question that each of my grandchildren have asked me when they reach that inquisitive age about life after death (around ten years of age). And their Mama's have told them that I once visited Heaven something they immediately want to hear for themselves. Heaven has come very near in recent weeks, with... Continue Reading →

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