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Editing the Home

Editing the Home

The latest Netflix Home organising show has hit the screens and Guardian reporter Stuart Heritage is prepared to call it the most 2020 show of 2020- whatever that means!? (The Guardian, 2020) Get Organised with The Home Edit features Joanna and Clea, owners of the...

Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

Mothering is one of the greatest joys and greatest challenges of my life. As my children grow, I find the seasons and demands change and yet this truth remains. Mothering is the thing I want to do to the best of my ability, though it also consistently works to bring...

Desiring a Risen Motherhood

Desiring a Risen Motherhood

Over the past month, for the majority of mothers, motherhood has stepped up a notch in intensity. Not only are mothers unable to work, socialise, shop or serve as they once did, mothers of school-aged children have also become teachers of their children, educating...

God Uses the Simple Things To Spread the Gospel

God Uses the Simple Things To Spread the Gospel

Over the past six months, as we have transitioned into ministry, I have been struck by this fact: God uses the simple things to grow his kingdom. When I was young, every year, the day after Boxing Day, my family and I would be found setting up tents at Currarong for...

Enjoying God- Part 2

Enjoying God- Part 2

Throughout the New Testament, we are reminded to consider our trials joy (James 1:2), to rejoice in our suffering (Col 1:24), to live a life of joy (a key theme in the book of Philippians); yet in the midst of trials and heartache, joy is often far from our minds. I...

Enjoying God- Part 1

Enjoying God- Part 1

Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is God’s will for my life? Aren’t these so often the questions that each of us wrestle with? In the Westminster Shorter Catechism, it says that the chief purpose of man is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Many Bible...

Hello Pharisee, Check Your Plank

Hello Pharisee, Check Your Plank

Over the past months and years, morality has been on the cultural menu and as Christians we have served up a good dose of guilt without much gospel. Recently, as a young lady I know came to meet Jesus, I sat and chatted through the questions she had about her newly...

My Year in Books

My Year in Books

This was originally published at The Gospel Coalition Australia. Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson This is my favourite read from 2018 and I am almost considering rereading it just to gain more of Anderson’s wisdom. The...

Biblical Fiction Author Spotlight: Tessa Afshar

Biblical Fiction Author Spotlight: Tessa Afshar

I love reading fictional books as a way of relaxing. An author I was recommended this year was Tessa Afshar, an author published by Tyndale House Publishers (also the publishing house of Francine Rivers). I think since that initial recommendation, I have read every...

Favourite Finds: Bible Reading Options to Encourage Your Soul

Favourite Finds: Bible Reading Options to Encourage Your Soul

Over the past 12 months or so, a few resources have come across my path that I have found so helpful and encouraging. As a creature of habit, I very much like having one set resource to help guide me with my Bible Reading time. The last few years though of parenting...

Beating Boredom In Your Group Bible Study

Beating Boredom In Your Group Bible Study

This week, Bible Studies will resume across the country for the New Year. As they kick into gear, it is important to take a moment to think about the small group studies that operate in your church and the church-at-large. As the days turn into weeks, which turn into...

Book Review: Grace in Strange Disguise- Christine Dillon

Book Review: Grace in Strange Disguise- Christine Dillon

"Grace in Strange Disguise" (October, 2017, self-published) is Christine Dillon's latest book and her first work of fiction. The book follows the story of Esther, an Australian physiotherapist who attends a megachurch and appears that she has life all together. Her...

Book Review: “Workship” by Kara Martin

Book Review: “Workship” by Kara Martin

Work brings mixed emotions to the surface in all of us. For some, we think of the colleagues we call friends, the enjoyable chats at the lunch table, the stimulating work, the beautiful children we get to raise at home, the fantastic paycheque. For others of us,...

Children’s Book Review: God’s Very Good Idea

Children’s Book Review: God’s Very Good Idea

From before the beginning, God had a very good, very wonderful idea. An idea of love, of beautiful diversity and of colourful difference. God had an idea of a family of image-bearers, loving him and loving one another. God's idea is such a good idea. It is a very good...