A new blog, The Learning Parent

A new blog, The Learning Parent

October 18, 2013

We’re into deeper water, home educating. I find my head is a bit full of parenting and learning. A new blog has been born to help me keep track of my home ed head. Introducing, My heart is still really with Women Bible Life and I look forward to a season which permits more time […]

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Collecting boys!

June 22, 2013

In recent weeks we have been getting to know another son. He is lovely and a joy to all of us. His six year old sister is having trouble working out “who to adore the most” among her brothers (particularly the smallest ones!). He was born at home, in the middle of the night, with […]

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Hats of womanhood

Hats of womanhood

May 31, 2013

I enjoyed a conference last weekend which served Christian women who are educating their own children apart from school. There was a bit of a theme of “hats” that we wear, representing the different roles and responsibilities we have. While I don’t love the imagery, it got me thinking. Here is something I wrote. There […]

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Colossians with kids

September 4, 2012

For years now, I’ve had a morning tea and Bible time tradition with my children. It’s very basic. We’ve recently finished Genesis 1-12 which has helped us think and talk about God, humanity and the world.  A lot of ethical questions came up, especially about the value of all human beings (there’s another post in […]

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It's not the teachers' fault.

It’s not the teachers’ fault.

September 1, 2012

We home educate, but we are not anti-school. In fact, I have a growing concern for teachers and schools. Schools are expected to teach children the skills, values and habits which families are responsible for. You only have to read the outcomes and indicators in the NSW Board of Studies syllabuses to see this (if you […]

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Mother fatigue

Mother fatigue

August 13, 2012

I’ve mentioned recently how full the days are and how tired I am when they end. There are plenty of tired people in the world. God has been very gracious to give me children, so I am thankful to be worn out caring for them. But one of the biggest challenges I am feeling is […]

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Lifestyle coveting

Lifestyle coveting

July 2, 2012

I find food, homes, design and bodies quite fascinating. There are plenty of ways to feed the fascination in front of the screens which litter my life. There are many shades of good and bad bound up with each. The trouble is, I am starting to expect that I should be able to cook and […]

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Unhelpful pastoral care

September 5, 2011

Pastoral care. Complicated people. Complicated situations. Crises. Meals and visits. When that was how I thought of pastoral care, I ground myself into miserable exhaustion. And I didn’t do a very good job of loving people. Pastoral care is not just the “strong” and capable loving the weak and dysfunctional (have you noticed how patronising […]

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Enjoying #3

August 28, 2011

Collage, rearranging very old (1880’s) edition sheet music.

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Happy weakness

August 24, 2011

Steve and I recently turned 30. Old to some and young to others. Jesus’ invitation sounds sweeter every year, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will […]

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