March 28, 2017

I’d love to tell you I have some kind of trumpet-fare existence, the source of these weekly posts comes from the journals of a well-travelled, well-seasoned person who has impressive and mind-blowing interactions with the world and the people who live on it.

Totes not…

I am sitting here typing in my pyjamas, (which I bought online from Target) drinking my salted, buttered coffee at a desk wh...

November 2, 2016

All kinds of spring things are going on here in Australia at the moment. During daylight hours, it’s all about the ‘fight of the sparrows’; which sounds vaguely like a movement from a classical music piece, but is actually just a bunch of squeaking and squawking outside my windows and doors.

There is a young raven whose territorial check-points include a stopover in the yard behind mine, an...

August 10, 2016

Practicing the Presence of God is not just about living in His Presence. It is also about knowing who we are and how to be who we are in Him, in all circumstances. Learning our Authority in Christ, and using our Authority in Christ. This post is about the Sword of the Spirit- the Word of God.

There is a strength comes from understanding the power in the Word of God. This is not an inte...

March 9, 2016

I was sitting in a Sunday night house gathering on a Sunday night (der) with some of my favourite people. Favourite both because I like them and also because they are people who are after the same things I am after. God being able to be all of who God is, no matter what that looks like in their families, their communities, their own lives.

I was reflecting with a friend as people broke into...

November 18, 2015

It’s been said that prayer is just talking to God. Well, I’m single, and I live with a super-sized border collie. So if you walk into my house, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I have a disorder, because I talk to Him out loud pretty much all the time. Not the dog, I mean, God; although the dog does get his fair share.

How do you pray? Years ago I did list prayers. Dear Jesus, here are a...

November 4, 2015

My Pop was a Chaplain in the Australian Army in the Second World War. When I was a school chaplain, he gave me his army chaplaincy notes. They are a pretty amazing resource. He stood with men going to and coming back from war. His notes reflect the sensitivity of the topics he needed to address in the context of turmoil. Later, he and my Gran were also missionaries in the wilds of Papua Ne...

October 28, 2015

It’s October, and here in Anita Land, that means milestones. As a child in my family I grew up with the works of Tolkien, Lewis and any other writers we could get our hands on. I am currently re-reading Alan Marshall, who is a Great Australian storyteller. If you ever come across it, ‘Whispering in the Wind’ is an amazing piece of work, brilliantly spun, funny, engaging and uplifting. It w...

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