Author Archives: Not-so-perfect

Scarred …

Scars are incongruous with the life of ease we desire. A life of ease does not include scars or pain. A life of ease is one where self is satisfied A life of ease does not lend itself to compassion. … Continue reading

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Better days …

Dear one, Some people seem to coast through life with ease, they seem to have a charmed existence, there are seemingly no storm clouds on their horizons, no waves on their ocean, no darkness in their days. They seemingly live … Continue reading

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It’s December the 24th …

… and I’m trying to work out where 2018 has gone. Our community Christmas carols event has been and gone again, already, and that for us, really signals that the year is almost wrapped up – once again. There are … Continue reading

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Finding gems …

At some point in your life or maybe many points in your life you are going to have to just grit your teeth, suck it up, and stick to it in a difficult situation. One of our children was recently … Continue reading

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Infidelity, unfaithfulness, adultery …

These words come to mind again as the headlines in our newspapers, and in our online news services in Australia declare another fall from grace, and another couple goes through publicly what is an intensely private, searingly painful, shattering and … Continue reading

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A gift related question …

What was the one gift/thing/item you desperately wanted for Christmas (or your birthday), as a child, that you never received? Warning #1: what follows has a number of references to the 80s and 90s. Warning #2: there is nothing remotely … Continue reading

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Storms …

We all find ourselves in trials and tribulations from time to time and there are a few things that we need to learn to take away from them, or bring to them with us. If the truth be told, there … Continue reading

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Forgiveness at its finest …

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you … Luke 6: 27 – 28 Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those … Continue reading

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Parenting is a tough gig …

It has been a while I know,  it’s not that I haven’t thought about writing; I have a collection of incomplete thoughts, scribblings and ramblings saved under a variety of different titles most of which involve the word “thoughts”. Today … Continue reading

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Matthew 5

Some days we can see that the world is falling apart around us. On these days when people are questioning the existence of God, we as His children, are often more acutely aware of His presence, because in these moments we … Continue reading

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