Tag «Jesus»

Easter Ideas For Kids

Easter is a month away, and I’ve already started planning our Ten Days of Easter activities for the girls. One thing I’ve noticed in my browsing is that it’s challenging to find Jesus-focused Easter activities. Ironic, right? Because the shops are filled with bunnies and chicks and eggs, I’m determined to do crafts and activities …

The Jesse Tree Journey

Don’t you just love Christmas? One of my favourite traditions is the Jesse Tree. What’s a Jesse Tree? I’m so glad you asked. The Jesse Tree is a Jesus-focused Advent countdown that starts in Genesis and ends with Jesus’ birth. It traces God’s salvation plan from the beginning, and it’s a reminder of the real …

Hope In Uncertainty

I’ve been a bit preoccupied with my own drama lately so I haven’t been paying too much attention to current affairs. Ligament pain and a pinched nerve mean that most days, I’m curled up in bed by mid-afternoon, hoping the girls aren’t breaking down the house. The third trimester is so much fun, guys. But …

That Time We Moved House – And Then Got Burgled

This is not the “We Bought A House” post I had planned to write. That post was going to be about endless packing, and househunting headaches, my plans for a veggie garden, and why moving when pregnant is not such a brilliant idea. Maybe I will still get around to writing that post, but not …

Stepping Out Of Martha-Mode

I haven’t done a personal, from-the-heart post in a while. I’ve been caught up with homeschooling and lesson prep, with moving to a self-hosted domain and all that entails, with just keeping my head above water at this crazy busy time of year. How is it the middle of November already?! It’s so easy to …

A Challenge To Go Beyond 67 Minutes

It’s that time of year where the country gets excited about doing 67 minutes of something good – volunteering, or donating, or knitting squares – and if I’m honest, I just don’t feel it. The whole idea of Madiba Day actually makes me uncomfortable. Of course, helping others is a good thing. It’s not the …

Love Wins (But Not The Way You Think)

I wasn’t going to write about the US Supreme Court’s decision on legalising same sex marriage. I’m not American and have little interest in American politics. Besides, same sex marriage has been legal in South Africa for many years so it’s hardly a new issue for us. I don’t particularly want to write just another …

Right Place, Right Time

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I would have liked to be a medieval princess in a castle – but not bathing, washing my hair or shaving frequently, never mind the absence of modern plumbing, electricity or libraries – makes me admit I would not have coped very well. And it’s …

So Much More {Let Your Light Shine}

Last week I took a break from Blogland. I didn’t write any blog posts, I didn’t read any blogs, I didn’t visit Pinterest – and it was good. I hadn’t realised how much I’d needed the break until I took it. I’ve blogged a lot over the previous few weeks and I must confess I …

Daughter, The World Will Lie To You

A few weeks ago I wrote that my Mother’s Day gift to myself was a decision to love my body as it is, and to stop wishing for the body I had as an 18-year-old. It’s hard, but I’m working on changing my view of myself.   I was never overweight as a child, but …