Jesus Lanterns For Halloween

I’ve been wrestling with how to handle Halloween and I know that we can’t avoid it, but that doesn’t mean we have to celebrate it in the traditional sense. I decided to take some of the imagery associated with the day and redeem it by using it to proclaim the Gospel. This year, we made …

The Magic In Mundane

Blog Share Connect currently has a challenge going that encourages us to find the magic in the mundane events of daily life. I thought that was a lovely idea and have been tweeting my #mundanehappiness. Instead of a daily blog post, I’ve chosen to do a semi-weekly roundup.   It’s not too late to join …

To Home School, Or Not? That Is The Question

Angie will be in grade 00 next year, which means that before we know it, she’ll start grade one. It’s probably time to get serious about making decisions regarding schooling. She is not on any waiting lists, though there’s no way we could afford private schooling anyway. There are several good government primary schools in …

Handling the Halloween Question

Last week I took the girls to Evermore to buy party favours for Emmy’s party. Their Halloween display is up at the entrance and you have to walk through it to get into the shop. Angie was fascinated. “Mommy, why is the witch here? What are these scary faces? Who’s that ugly man?” I had …

The Sweetest Thing

Sweet Baby Girl, I suppose I should stop referring to you as Baby now that you’re two years old. Happy birthday, darling girl! What a whirlwind these last two years have been. I should have suspected it when you were such a wriggly worm in my belly, but I was fervently hoping you would be …

Tell Me Who I Am

In my two-and-a-half years living in Asia, I met a lot of people who couldn’t believe that I was South African. Some thought I hadn’t quite mastered the language and repeated the question. Others refused point blank to accept it, even when I showed them my passport. “Where were you born?” they asked, followed by, …

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