Outside, Inside, & Stillness

How often do you just sit outside in the garden, assuming you have one that is, and just listen to the birds? How often do you simply watch your children play? Sometimes I can get so caught up in the busyness of my day-to-day – even though my general day’s are not exceptionally busy, I…

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De-Constructing My Convenience

Lately, I have been realising just how often I have sacrificed the tender hearts of my children on the altar of my convenience. Dramatic thought? Possibly… but I have noticed how I can become frustrated with them for being who they are – immature, but whole human beings, who need me to be their loving…

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#Day 19 – Tell The Story Of Their Birth

We all need to know where we’ve come from – how we came into the world – what it was like. Knowing the story of our beginning helps us to know who we are. I’ve known for years that I was a 30-hour labour for my mother, that her and my dad got to the…

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# Day 18 – Extend The Moment

Do you find taking time to be truly present with your children or your spouse, in the midst of craziness and business of life to be surprisingly hard? I hear you! Something I’ve discovered lately, is that my eldest son (who still in nappies) often won’t let me start changing him until he had several…

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#Day 16 – Build Something Together

When was the last time you made something with your hands and played with it? Perhaps it was only a couple of days ago, or perhaps you cannot remember. Today’s challenge is to get down on the floor with your kids, or with your spouse if you don’t have kids yet, and build something from…

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#Day 1 – Hold Hands

In this bizarre season when so many of us have been physically separated from many of our loved ones, the need for physical touch and connection has been keenly felt. Touch, as an expression of love, is so important to our fundamental make up as human beings, that a long neglect of it can not…

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