©2015 - (  ) by Anita Aldridge & Deep River & Fire. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon

Your email address & any other details you choose to share will never be shared, traded or sold. That would be both wrong & super rude.

April 17, 2019

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
Then how can you contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace,
In which you trusted, they wearied you,
Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?

Jeremiah 12:5 (NKJV)

In Tasmania, over the summer season, we have had significant fires, threatening homes, lives, property and causing horrible devastation to industry an...

August 28, 2018

For your amusement; (I thought you’d be interested to know) Father has me back inside a congregation. Also for your amusement and delight  - I’m loving every minute of it!

It’s fascinating how He orders our lives. The one thing He asks us to do is to love Him and do what He says out of that place of Love. This is how I have ended up back in a congregational structure, by attending to His vo...

March 7, 2018

Hi Everyone! It’s good to be back, and to be able to show y’all some of the things I have been working on!

It’s been a while since I have had the capacity to brain my way through to writing. The impression of my former capacity (nearly 8 years ago, wowzers, time marches on) is still strong, but my current ability, while slowly growing stronger under the guidance of Holy Spirit, is still dep...

April 4, 2017

Still being ok even when I’m not ok is a new experience in my life. It’s not particularly brand spanking new, it is a lesson I have been learning over several years, but it is one of the more foundational, or more life stabilising ones…if that makes sense!

Being human means we have stuff to deal with. Even after we find Jesus, the junk doesn’t always miraculously go away. Sometimes it...

February 28, 2017

Has anybody ever said something and you’ve gone “Oh yeah, nah-der!” because what they’ve said has turned a great big light bulb on in your head and suddenly explained everything you’ve been dealing with about an issue you didn’t realise you had?

Like the lotto people have shown up on your doorstep, with a marching band, a parade, baton twirlers and a cheque for a million dollars i...

February 1, 2017

Emotions are not the sum total of who we are. They may be an indicator of part of our health, and God made them for a very good reason.

Emotions connect us to each other, they help us to remain human and relate to one another through compassion and mercy, live alongside each other fairly with the sense of justice, to understand consequence and provide reasons to manage our own behaviour bec...

December 14, 2016

I am aware that I am insane. I am a freak, I have no off-switch, a one track mind, I am completely nuts and unable to compromise. Everything I do is about one thing, even when I look like I’m doing something “normal”, it’s not. There is no normal in my life; so it shouldn’t surprise me when I’m driving along the road and something which sounds insane even to me comes out of my mouth…


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...

October 26, 2016

I’m about to take you down the rabbit hole. Actually, into the post office, or some other shop that sells random things that you’d never find anywhere else. Seems that’s where my dreams are stored. Well, these ones anyway!

I have had some fun dreaming over the course of my life, daydream dreams! You know the kind… the ones you spend your adolescence crafting? Making into splendiferous castl...

October 5, 2016

I was watching Gilmore Girls recently. Cram watching it, before they release the new ‘A Year In The Life…’ in November on Netflix (Woo!) Something that Lorelai said struck me one episode and I had a time working through why it poked at me in that particular manner.

“There are very few times in my life when I find myself sitting around thinking ‘I wish I was married’, but today… I mean; I’m...

September 28, 2016

You know when you look at something, but don’t see it? Like when you look in the wardrobe and don’t see the shirt that you want, which is actually right in front of your nose? Or you can be looking for something for hours and then someone else walks into the room (mostly your mother) and finds it in 2 seconds… Happens to teenagers a lot. Also guys. There’s actually a biological reason for...

September 21, 2016

I find that my life is full of folk tales. Not the kind with faeries in them- that would be kinda weird, even for me, and I’m weird enough as it is, thanks so much! The kind I’m talking about are the ones with morals built in, or lessons that I have to learn from looking at a particular situation in retrospect. That saying “hindsight has 20/20 vision” is very true, and it’s important to lo...

September 14, 2016

So here I was, driving down the Bass Highway, in a full on ugly, ugly cry. Complete with boogers.

Sometimes, even though you have been pressing into a matter, have been warned that it will happen, and are expecting it, the timing that God chooses to deal with it, can both take you by surprise and seem like a bit of an inconvenience; even in all its glory…

Thankfully, I remembered I had a one...

August 31, 2016

Are you a delayed gratification person or an immediate fulfilment person? Do you like to open your presents slowly and be careful taking off the paper, trying to make sure the sticky tape doesn’t tear it, being very careful, admiring the paper, admiring the way it has been wrapped, being grateful for the person who gave it to you while you take your time getting to the inside of the gift?...

August 17, 2016

Do you ever get caught up in the whole “…but what do I DO??? Just tell me what to DO!!!” thing?

I got green-carded by Jesus last year. I didn’t know what to think about that and it’s taken nearly twelve months to reach a resolution and learn a retrospective lesson from my teen years.

Jesus opened up a bunch of doors in front of me. I’ve had several different opportunities to make choices, wi...

Please reload

Recent Posts

April 17, 2019