“But I have no choice”.
A few years ago my husband Chris was working in a mine in Africa. Late one night he heard gunfire on the site. He followed protocol and locked down his room. A phone call told him that three had been killed and an Expatriate hostage had been taken. The gunmen now wanted
On our property in Australia there was no water so we had to drill a well.
A hole drilled deep into the water table so that we could pump water up into our tank. Without water, living on our property would be impossible.
The driller hit water at 27 meters. But my husband said drill deeper because he
Is it just me or is it way too easy to miss the important stuff in life?
In the hustle and bustle of my full life I can so easily get consumed by the clutter of agendas and the noise of everyday chatter. Some days I find myself flying down the highway of life full speed, no time for pit stops.
Someone once asked me "what are your three deepest desires"? And I drew a blank! It was not because I didn't have any deep desires. I drew a blank because I couldn't express them. Words to communicate what was planted deep within me proved illusive.
I walked away from the conversation feeling like I
I remember the first time that I met Toni.
We were both at a swim school in Darwin, waiting for our kids to finish their training. We chatted briefly, she laughed with her eyes and I was smitten. I had no idea who this lovely engaging woman was but I very quickly slotted her in as one of the women I
Perhaps Ignatius was onto something. The Apostle Paul reminds that that our faith, without action, is futile. So why do we find it so hard to step up and act?
Let's talk about the two elephants that could be in the room.
I love lifting the skirt on this one.
Basically, our unredeemed
Have you ever felt a bit stuck?
If you are, you are not alone. So many women feel the same way. Committed to the routine of sameness, feeling stuck in a rut and on a road going nowhere fast. Living the fast life but not the full life.
Trust me, you are not alone.
You are in very good company.
Do you ever feel like all hell has broken loose? Have you ever felt backed into a corner with no room to breathe? What we see as opposition and containment, may actually be resistance to God orchestrated shift. Sometimes shift happens in ways that we don't expect.
And yes, I am playing with words.
Introducing Ana West. It was inevitable that when doing a series on my favourite people that I would introduce you to this amazing woman.
Ana has been in my world for over 14 years. I met Ana when I was four months pregnant with my second daughter Eden and her daughter Alesha was only four months
Enter my spunky friend Rachel Munnich.
Hailing from Alice Springs in the heart of Australia, Rachel loves county music (Kieth Baby!), four wheel driving and camping. She is always the life of any party, and is convinced that a party is only a party if it has balloons.
Raised in a Christian home,
I remember the first time I met Nicole as a youth group leader at church. She was no more than thirteen years old and it was her wide smile I noticed first as she jumped into my car for a lift to youth. I loved the way she always ended her sentences with a laugh. Nicole grew up, left school at year
Around 10 years ago I was reading a book by John Eldridge called The Journey of Desire: searching for the life we only dreamed of and I came across a the quote above and it inspired me, challenged me and frustrated me all at the same time!
At the time I was really struggling with my God given
Something I have wanted to do for a while, is introduce you to some of my favourite people. This is the Some of my Favourite People series, introducing you to some of the amazing women in my world. Each and every one of them are extraordinary in their own right, wives, mothers, ministers, business
When I hear myself think or say anything remotely like this, it is my cue to step up and choose the
Our personal beliefs will either serve or sabotage our best efforts to pioneer a potent future.
Think of beliefs like a light switch attached our future. Our beliefs empower or disempower our efforts to light up with eternal purpose. When the light switch is off you shuffle around the perimeter of
Even when you are smack bang in the middle of your dream life, there are still struggles. Even when life is saturated with purpose, there is still suff that can sneak and catch you off guard!
I have loved the thrill of living in Bali, but it has not all been smooth sailing. There has been struggle,
In the swell of expectations it is easy for us to loose sight of what is truly important, our compelling purpose. A lack of clarity, leads to a lack of direction and can sabotage our sense destiny. We can become enamoured with the roles we play as opposed to the call for which we are framed.
Comparison can be a killer.
I am working on a couple of creative projects that are stretching me way outside of my comfort zone. I got stuck, going round and round in my head, disconnected from my heart. My motivation wained, this is too hard. What do I have to offer in comparison to others who are