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1 Corinthians 13 says; If I speak with human eloquence but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 1 Corinthians 13: 1 (The Message) I am learning that love often begins with a spark not a flood of emotion. This Valentine’s day, there is an overwhelming […]

A spark of love?




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Make it simple, but significant. Don Draper For the last few months, I’ve been travelling throughout Australia, the USA, and Europe and found that travel reduces life to the essentials. My possessions have been limited to a suitcase and a carry-on containing clothing, toiletries, productive technology, and a notebook for my […]

My Life in a Suitcase


I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.  Sylvia Plath You’re carrying your handbag, toys, bottles, folders, a briefcase, nappy bag, and whatever else your kids have demanded you carry for them. There are toddlers attached to you, […]

You Take a Breath



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Coming up to the Christmas and holiday season, there is something that I look forward to more than anything – just sitting around, rather perhaps lazying around, and having fun, casual but meaningful conversations with family and friends. This Christmas is going to be a little bit different for us, […]

Creating Conversation Pits for Teenagers


There are many ways the word of ‘contribution’ can takes us… but what sprung to my mind was related to the family and in raising children, particularly through the teenager years when these young people are finding their own feet, developing their own thoughts and opinions and becoming the good independent […]

Forget the Chores, Contribute to the Family!