Raising whole girls.

These girls of mine! Oh my heart. When little sister arrived earthside we had a blue blanket and a pink blanket ready to go. There were already 3 boys in our home at that point and big sister ran into the room, on seeing the pink blanket wrapped around the tiny bundle she exclaimed to…

Easter in Israel

We continued our world tour with a pilgrimage stopover in Israel as we celebrate that Jesus has Risen. The experience of spending the weekend learning, eating, creating and remembering those last days and moments of Jesus’ life, and then all that has followed in the Holy land was an Easter to remember. As it was…

Around the world weekends. First stop? China.

After our first weekend in quarantine I knew we needed a plan! Our weekends are usually busy with multiple kids sports, Ark gatherings, footy games and a little bit of free time. Suddenly all of those things weren’t available to take up the hours and we have already hang out at home during the week!…

Adopted. Biological. Foster. Dad.

Adopted. Biological. Foster. Dad. Watching my own husband grow from an unsure first time dad to comfortable and confident to be in a house full of noisy children of varying forms of ‘ours’ has been one of my greatest joys. Today we will hear the journey of another man who has grown his family through…

History Maker

About 9 months ago I felt this urge to ask a friend who had been going through a tough time if she would like to meet at church to pray together. We sat down with a few others and heard her story. We prayed for a miracle. We prayed that she would one day be…

Living Fully, not Frantically

Last week my little girl started year 1! She went off to school eager and excited for homework! On the third day I went into her class and there on the wall was a picture she had drawn that I couldn’t quiet make out and the sentence under the title “What does your mum do…

The story of Liana Hope

“Every time the sun sets it leaves behind luminous colours. Those colours are the sun’s promise of a new day to come.” – Carly Marie These are some of the words I wrote out a year ago and placed on my fridge, reading and rereading them over and over again as God and the many…

Five + one = a new kind of family

Today we ate cake. Yummy chocolate cake. We had candles on it. Six candles. Three blue candles. Two pink candles… And One yellow candle. We didn’t sing happy birthday though. We sang ‘Jesus loves me’. You know the words… “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him…

It’s like a hug and a squeeze…

My heart over flows. Four weeks ago, at my amazing husbands encouragement to find a ‘space’ to do something for myself, I signed up for the SIDS and Kids sunshine beach run. The run is still two sleeps away, and already it has been a gift to me in more ways then I ever could…

A new reality of pain and hope.

  *Trigger warning – talks about baby loss and miscarriage. There was a day not so long ago when I could walk down the card aisle, picking up the new baby and mum to be cards with a smile, reading the words without a thought. A day when my eyes didn’t fill with tears when…