A ‘God-Story’: Is *nothing* impossible for God?

Worth knowing: this is a story about God, Jesus, Christianity. Also possibly TMI discussion of womens’ ‘time of the month’ type things and mental health potential triggering…Feel free to read on or pass by! I am still blown away by something that has happened this week. I have been a Christian for twenty-plus years andContinue reading “A ‘God-Story’: Is *nothing* impossible for God?”

Why does life have to be so fast? Lessons from the river.

I had a retreat day today so I went down to the river to think and reflect. I’m pondering my next steps for my life. I sat on a bench drinking my coffee and eating some chocolate looking out at the river as rain dropped on my glasses. I felt my heart slow and myContinue reading “Why does life have to be so fast? Lessons from the river.”

A vision that makes your eyes sparkle and your heart beat faster…

There is a great quote from Richard Branson about your vision: If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small. – Richard Branson Whenever I do one of these exercises about my calling, or my business goals, I write down one dream that seems too big, impossible and scary. Today I thought I wouldContinue reading “A vision that makes your eyes sparkle and your heart beat faster…”

That new term feeling | The Deep Work Diaries

So, I’ve decided to try to write a new blog post once a month, when I have my ‘Deep Work’ day (to find out what deep work is check out my past blog post here…). Also, I’ve been feeling quite deep anyways, for a number of reasons. Firstly my little boy Isaac is off toContinue reading “That new term feeling | The Deep Work Diaries”

Did God Speak to Moses through a burning bush…and did He speak to me through this watch?

Do you think God has anything to say to us in this day and age? Or is it all nonsense? Well, let me tell you a little story about a watch. Disclaimer – this blog post *definitely discusses Christian matters.* It’s quite a journey, but worth it, I think! Also I’ve been itching to tellContinue reading “Did God Speak to Moses through a burning bush…and did He speak to me through this watch?”

How to Keep Habits | The Parenting Diaries

I’ve been wondering recently, can I think of a new way to help me to keep my habits? I’ve decided to start by making it public, putting it out there and allowing you, readers, to ask me how I’m doing! I realised that habits were helpful things and also a bit of a lifeline whenContinue reading “How to Keep Habits | The Parenting Diaries”

My Framework for Growth – ‘Who I’m Becoming’.

I’ve been reading a book by Bill Hybels, called, ‘Simplify’. One chapter is about your schedule (or diary). There is a quote which I have really taken to heart: This means that we put in our diary not what is coming at us, but the appointments, meetings and events that will help us become whoContinue reading “My Framework for Growth – ‘Who I’m Becoming’.”

Parenting Diaries: the Quest for ‘Deep Work’…

I just don’t *do* busy. So, I am a mother of Isaac, a delightful seven-month old noisy mini-me with lots of energy, I have my own business, Joy Factory, doing marketing consultation, design and selling my art, I do mental health advocacy, I’m a business mentor, I volunteer at my church…people often ask me howContinue reading “Parenting Diaries: the Quest for ‘Deep Work’…”

Pregnancy and Parenting Diaries…puke, panic, perseverance and prayer.

Here is my story of my pregancy and first six months of parenting. It’s been a rollercoaster. I share this as a record for myself, to be honest about mental health illness and to shine the light on some awesome services. So, I’ve been meaning to write this post for a very long time. PerhapsContinue reading “Pregnancy and Parenting Diaries…puke, panic, perseverance and prayer.”

A Christian walked into ‘The Book of Mormon’. Was challenged, not offended…

What did I, a Christian of 15 years, think about ‘The Book of Mormon‘? Should I have been there in the first place? Am I going to burn in hell? *wink* Not offended, but challenged. A few years ago a colleague at the marketing organisation I worked at *helpfully* warned me to never go andContinue reading “A Christian walked into ‘The Book of Mormon’. Was challenged, not offended…”