Roman and Roamin'

It has been great to have a series of sermons at church that cover several chapters of Romans at a time. Its such a meaty book and has proven good food for us all. Here is Ariel at work on…

Let it Be

One of our daughters is practising the song “Let it Be” by the Beatles for a choir performance at Easter. I had not known until recently that the “Mother Mary” who comes to Paul McCartney in the song is his…

Sky-writing

I saw my all time favourite street sign again this week. It’s painted on part of Granville Baptist church where Ariel’s parents used to attend and I see it each day when I travel to Granville to work on their…

Happy New "Fear"

I have been reading a little over Summer and felt humbled by reading “Joni” and “Joni & Ken” again. Both books are by Joni Eareckson, an American christian women who sustained a spinal injury as a 17 year old in…

Tea total

We’ve had a couple of nice photos around here lately – because we dressed up for some weddings and Christmas. But I am amused to provide a snapshot of real life as well. Someone in our family climbed in the…

Courage

Courage is often linked to “lions”, so I think I’ve previously thought that bravery was somehow “loud”. This week, I’m realising that the bravery I see is more often quiet. Like the Mum at my school who says goodbye to…

Ah, the serenity

Ariel has been organising his mother’s care so we took her back to visit the family home last week. I was struck by these 2 plaques in the hallway. They’ve been there for decades and are dusty and faded, they…

4

Yesterday, it was 4 years since Ariel’s accident. …..and almost 4 weeks since Peter’s death which was so noticable on Fathers’ Day 4 days ago. …..and because Ariel is a quadriplegic, 4 is a loaded number in our house. It…

When sorrows like sea billows roll...

Ariel’s father’s funeral was held on Monday 22nd August. We were able to thank God for Peter’s life and remember his legacy of speaking and living Jesus. Thank you to all our family and friends for the prayers and support…

Peace like a river...

Ariel has been reading the Psalms and playing hymns to his father in hospital over the past 2 weeks. When his father was very breathless, he asked for this hymn and sang it’s chorus through his oxygen mask…   When…