Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We’ve always liked the idea of American Thanksgiving – that there is a day of the year when you thank God for the good things in life. So, 5 years since Ariel’s accident, we have continued to choose to celebrate…

Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights

Like most people in our community in the inner west, we’ve had a month of colds and fevers. It has caused us to slow down, to rest and to have time off certain routines, as one by one we got…

See the light where the sky meets the sea

See the light where the sky meets the sea

There are many times when we are awed by the privileges of the medical care in our country. When Ariel was in Intensive Care after his accident and his family asked “who is paying for this?” we said in awe,…

Baggage

Baggage

We are very excited to have 6 bags in a row at our house tonight! This coming week will be our first holiday as a family since Ariel’s spinal injury almost 5 years ago. New spinal injury holiday accommodation (equipped…

Roman and Roamin'

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

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

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"

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

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

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…