Category Archives: Growing pains

WE ARE THE CLAY

One particular verse in Isaiah has long captured my imagination: ‘And yet, O Lord, you are our Father.  We are the clay and you are the Potter.  We are all formed by your hand.’ Jeremiah was a prophet of God. … Continue reading

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IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD?

Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’  Is anything too hard for the Lord?  I will return to you at the appointed time next … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY NUMBER THREE!

  There have only been two major “epiphany” moments in my life – two times when I have literally been stopped in my tracks and have had to re-evaluate the way I think and behave and the consequences of those … Continue reading

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ELEVEN YEARS LATER

“It was whilst I was reading the Book of Exodus that I realized there was still plenty of hope left for me to become the person God created me to be. Like Moses’ example showed me, it was not going … Continue reading

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LOOKING UP

  There is a Maori proverb that says “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you”. “A  friend once told me about a lecture she had attended. The woman giving it worked with mentally-challenged children and told … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES OUR CHILDREN LIVE ON A DIFFERENT PLANET!!

This was originally posted on ‘noelenesite’ – I am re-posting it on ‘growing into motherhood’. Saw this board whilst walking down the street yesterday.  It triggered a memory of an incident that occurred a few years ago with one of … Continue reading

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HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET……..FOR ALL THE MOTHERS OUT THERE!

This was originally posted on ‘noelenesite’ – I am re-posting on ‘growing into motherhood’ (Please note: names have been changed to toddler and child and children to protect their identities!!) This morning I came across a journal entry that I … Continue reading

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A WORK IN PROGRESS!

  Every person on this earth starts their lives as a blessing! In the Bible we read that “children are a gift from the Lord – they are a blessing” (Psalm 127)   Therefore we are all blessings. We are children of … Continue reading

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SULKING – HERS AND MINE!

One of my least favourite verses in the Bible is “why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3 NIV) I dislike this verse because … Continue reading

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HOW GOD REVEALS HIMSELF TO OUR CHILDREN!

The only reason I am writing a third post for the third consecutive day is because I have writer’s block!  The dictionary defines writer’s block as “an inability to think of ideas, which writers sometimes suffer from”.  Well, I have … Continue reading

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