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…

Twilight zone

It has been a dramatic week for Ariel’s father’s health. The family were called to say our final goodbyes to him in hospital on the weekend….. but now he has rallied, despite end stage heart failure and is being managed…

True Colours

It’s been a colourful month! We had a colouring-in event at our church where we met illustrator Lorien Atwood, who designs bible verses specifically for colouring in. The girls loved it & its been a great habit for stressful times…….

Provider

We’ve been thinking about how the Lord provides this week. It reminds us of the 1970s church song “Jehovah Jireh – my provider”. Jehovah Jireh (Gen 22) can also be translated as “The Lord who sees” or “The Lord will…

May Days

We attended a 100th birthday this month……for our bible college! Sydney Missionary and Bible College was an amazing place for growth in God’s word and grace for us in the 1990s and still is. The kids and their cousins are…

apples and oranges...

When I hear the word “compare”, I think of the phrase: “It’s like comparing apples and oranges” – which means that you shouldn’t compare the two fruits because they are just different. It is tempting with our changed life to…

Instruments

I just stared at some “instruments” in our home – and remembered the day that Ariel could use a fork and spoon for the first time after his accident. Until that time, a rostered group of wonderful church friends would…