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The time leading up to Christmas can be filled (sometimes overfilled) with lots of wonderful blessings. Christmas concerts, Christmas baking, Christmas shopping, Christmas “get togethers” seem to abound, and can be a wonderful blessing this time of year. However, sometimes all the “blessings” can squeeze out the “Blesser”, Almighty God who sent his Son to Earth to bring us back into relationship with Him, if we choose to accept His offer. This Christmas I encourage you to enjoy all the wonderful blessings that abound, but don’t pass over the One who has provided those blessings. If you have a relationship…

In a world bursting with information … I have been reminded lately that while information may be helpful, nothing beats transformation. God has been gently letting me know that He doesn’t want me to be informed, but transformed. Of course, there is nothing wrong with information, the right information is wonderful and useful … but if I am looking for inner peace, information just isn’t going to do it!! It seems that in the information age everyone is running from here to there, following the latest craze to find fulfilment and peace. The latest craze grabs people’s attention for a…

“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much” Luke 16 :10 As the holidays wind to a close and the new school and work year begins I have been reminded about the importance of being diligent in the little things. Maybe you are facing a new season of life this year and you want to know how it is all going to pan out, or maybe you are dissatisfied with your role as a mum and wish you were doing something more exciting and “important”. Rest assured that there is no more important job…

Around this time of year we are bombarded with a million images of the “perfect Christmas”, for the most part these messages are designed to induce us to spend money, often on unnecessary stuff, which may end up becoming tomorrow’s clutter! I have tried to be really deliberate about my spending this year. I have set a budget for gifts and groceries and so far I have stuck with it. I have made some home-made gifts and have made a menu for my Christmas cooking and written shopping lists accordingly. I find that planning is one of my best allies…

As you know from the content of my blog, I am passionately interested in cooking, home-making, caring for my family, gardening and all those other pursuits which roughly fall under the loose heading of “homesteading”. As much as all those parts of my life bring a certain amount of purpose and joy to my life, I would be lying if I told you that they are the ultimate purpose of my life, or that the fulfilment of my life is found in these things. No, my ultimate fulfilment and purpose is found in my relationship with God, the maker of…