Month: May 2015

  • I’ve got that loving feeling

    freedom and balloonsHey Hey Lovely. The past two weeks I’ve been starting off the week by writing 3 new habits I wanted to incorporate into my week and then ways I could make sure these happened each day.  My three habits of recent were to journal, read a book (for fun), and connect with God.

    How I hope to achieve this is by using one of Flynn’s naps to journal or read and during one feed listen to a podcast and connect with God through prayer, song or whatever I feel like at the time.

    It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut. Each day becoming a personal ground hog day.

    So how can we combat that icky feeling?

    By incorporating good self care habits and through serving others.

    I’m pretty good with looking after myself as such. My guilty pleasures are body products, massages and facials. What I’m not so good at is switching off.

    When I went through my trials many moons ago now, I busied myself. I covered up my pain through work, food, music, drinking…you name it. I didn’t want to leave a minute to think about the pain or to process it.

    But here’s the thing. We need to process that stuff.

    We need to dig right to the core of our being and figure out what God wants to do through us in the pain.

    It’s sucky right when we go through bad things. But being loving and getting a real grip of that loving feeling is important.

    So how can we do that?


  • Transitions Interview Series – Sue Barlow

    sueHey Hey Lovely. Today is the final interview as part of the “Transitions Series.” If you’re new around these parts over the past couple of weeks I’ve interviewed experts in their field to talk about how they tackled the various transitions in their lives. Today I have the lovely Sue Barlow of Sooby Events. Sue styled my baby shower and she did so with oh so much style. You see I’m a big ideas person. I’m creative. But sometimes putting stuff together from my head can be a little much. Plus I was pregnant at the time. I didn’t need to be up all night baking and styling a party. (more…)

  • The Power of Grace


    A Mother’s Lense

    My heart has changed a lot since I’ve become a  mother. I’ve started to see things a lot differently. Through a mother’s lense.

    This week there were two instances where I used these new lenses. The first was while watching a programme about Ivan Milat, the infamous backpacker murderer here in Australia.  As I looked at Flynn, my 6 week old, I wondered how must his mother have felt to find out her son had committed such atrocities? He would have started out just like Flynn. A baby.

    As I snuggled Flynn close and my heart swelled with such love for this child I contemplated what makes children grow up and become murderers. Did his mother cuddle him close? Did she whisper ‘I love you’s‘ in the wee hours of the morning? Did he feel loved? The whole is it nature versus nurture?

    I then watched the news a couple of days later to find out the two Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed on drugs charges. How must their mothers feel? Again, they started out just like my Flynn.

    I say a prayer over Flynn in that moment. For his future, that he will meet friends who will influence him positively, that one day he’ll be a good husband, that he’ll treat people with love and respect. That Jesus will be the light of His life and that this light will shine brightly in a world full of evils.