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OPERATION ABORT!

You’ve probably heard me say this.

Going to school every Monday morning in my house is like going camping. I look like the boys scout leader with bags, musical instruments and sports bags on my shoulders while my kids trudge along carrying one other kit or the other. We have most things ready the night before and because it is my children’s responsibility to find some of their things.

 I instruct them to gather rulers, trainers, water bottles etc and keep them where we can easily see them on Monday Morning. Read more “OPERATION ABORT!”

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YOU ARE A MATCH


YOU ARE A MATCH!

You know how deliberate God is, how intentional he is at everything and how he plans everything perfectly?

Right…

Let me connect that to you and your children.

When you made decision to have a child or maybe even fell pregnant, God was not surprised. He and heaven were not running around trying to discover if the child that just entered your womb should have been headed in your direction. God was not giving commands in heaven to ‘divert’ the fertilised egg in the direction of a different womb. Read more “YOU ARE A MATCH”

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DON’T DO IT !!!


The facilitator of our walk with God is the Holy Spirit. He teaches us and directs us and reveals the mind of God to us.
To our own advantage he is also our facilitator on our journey as parents since we cannot be the kind of parents God expects us to be without a relationship with God and we don’t control what happens within time and space.

Can you count the number of times you have felt nudge to check on your child, call your child, pray for your child, take some time out of the usual to spend with your child.How many times have you have put it down to ‘something just told me’ or maybe I am just overthinking things?’ Read more

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Celebrate today, and the days ahead.

 Hello Friend,
Welcome to June! When we began 2019, we probably didn’t know how quickly the year will go by. But here we are,  five months done, and at the beginning of the sixth month. 
The joys, the laughter, the challenges, the wins, the losses, the nights spent praying, the ones possibly spent shedding a tear or two have all brought you to this moment. They are forming part of your 2019 story.  But we have hope that there are better days ahead of us because God promises us that the glory of the latter surpasses the former ( Haggai 2:9) and that the path of the righteous is like the shining light that shines more and more ( Psalm 4:8)
The month of June is a special and significant month for me.
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WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING IT?


IT IS MENTAL HEALTH WEEK!

Decluttering, Clearing out, making room for the things that are most important and healthy. These are a few things that are not really emphasized when mental health is spoken about. 

The stress of everyday life and challenges take a huge toll and so many people are seeking help and healing. 

I would like think about it in this way.

There is an important and often overlooked cure or prophylactic  for things that clog up or could ail the mind of a person.  Read more “WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING IT?”

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Of what use is it when you put others first?


Hello to you,

I hope the month of May is turning out as you expected or even pleasantly more than you expected.

Let me share this with you.

As a child I learnt this song.

Jesus First

Others Next

Yourself Last.

Do you agree?

What is the point of putting the interests of others before yours?

Does it make any difference?

About a week ago, I finished reading a book that really got me thinking. In the book, the writer talked about how you gain more influence by putting the interests of others first as part of the five laws of stratospheric success. Read more “Of what use is it when you put others first?”

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Can you dream?

Attention!  This is not a dress rehearsal.

2019 is one month and two days old. Welcome to February. If you thought January went by really quickly raise your hands. 

What does this mean for you and me? It could mean one of many things:

You started with your eye on the ball. You were determined to achieve all your goals but you feel like you are beginning to fall off the wagon. Do not beat yourself up. Find out what is getting in the way, be truthful about it, move it out of the way and reset your focus, get accountability if necessary.

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What Programme Is Running In Your Home? (2)

WORK ETHIC

Dictionary.com defines work ethic as: “A belief in the moral benefit and importance of work and its inherent ability to strengthen character.”

Often, we judge an adult’s behaviour or attitude towards something by what they have done within a short period or in one isolated situation.

For instance, James, a young graduate always complains about the work his supervisor gives him. But we only know James at work!

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What Programme is Running in Your Home? (1)

LISTENING

I’ve been thinking about listening as part of effective communication. As parents we expect our children to listen to us. It’s so cast in stone and generally expected of children.

However, there are two sides to every coin. Regardless of the child’s age, they should be listened to. When babies cry we listen and try to tell what they need since that’s the only language they can communicate in at the stage. The same should go for older children.

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Trial, process, gratitude, memorial.

“We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future your children will ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever.”

‭‭Joshua ‭4:6-7 NLT

‬‬Before I became pregnant with my son, my daughters had been asking for a baby brother. In fact my younger daughter asked Jesus everyday for over a year. It was her main prayer point. My husband and I laughed about it but she held on to her request. Then, I got pregnant.

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