Showing posts with label family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family. Show all posts

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Phoebe turned 13!  What a dear and sweet girl she is.  It's hard to believe she is 13.

Monday, September 26, 2016

My Favourite 25th

It was my birthday this past weekend.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


It's that time of year.  Spring. When I love to sit in the sun on our garage porch and look out over

Friday, September 9, 2016

When What You Say Isn't Enough

When an older child talks to you and you don't know where to begin or what to say first,

Monday, September 5, 2016


This past week has been another wonderful ride of emotions for me.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A Daughter's Special Night And A Son Is King Of The Hill!

A flurry of activity, lots of giggles and happy talk this afternoon

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Going On A Journey. Let Me Enjoy The Ride.

Love this journey of life with this man.  Sooo thankful for the ability to be grateful, no matter the circumstances.  To see hope, to feel respite, to glean and grow at the foot of my LORD.

Once upon a time I would have read this and said "yeah, but .."  Today the LORD is growing me and stretching me to have more patience, more grace, more understanding.  And it is well with my soul.

I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy commandment is exceeding broad.
Psalm 119:96

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Raising An Alien Child

My youngest son.  The sixth child I have been gifted to raise to give back to his own Heavenly Father

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Making of A Young Man

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Love And Control, Scheduling And Meal Planning - Child Discipline & Training

Mothering “Littles”

When our children were little we constantly heard the phrases like terrible twos and impossible threes.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Mathew celebrated his birthday recently!  Phoebe made him this very special sign with a sweet message on the flip side.  So proud of this man and the tough decisions he has bravely made lately.  We have both cleaved to the Lord and prayerfully waited on Him for wisdom and clarity.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

His Promise

It is an early Winter Saturday afternoon.  I'm enjoying Bible journalling after some time in the garden with the younger children.  The shadows are long, the sun is still warm and the last of the autumn leaves are hanging on by a thread.  Slowly they drift one by one to the ground.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Raising Sons of the King

Raising young men, Sons of our God and King is a serious business.  There is no help from outside our home walls only temptation to them and to us as parents.  We chose to homeschool our children, I am still homeschooling today with three more bright minds who long and search this earth for interest, fun and meaning.  We never wanted to isolate them but we did believe we were to insulate them against the cold, hard world outside.  Insulation laced with truth and love and grace.

How could a child cope in this world without knowing the ultimate truth that they are loved and called to be the chosen of the one true God.  Knowledge that was so often too lofty for them to appreciate and put into practice yet day by day yet we continue to uplift them in prayer and instruction.

It has been said:

A strong home culture of faith and love gives strength to resist the powerful draw of a secular world
- Sally Clarkson

This weekend we celebrate Budd graduating from our minimum education standard here at home.  He will go on yet to College but this weekend will mark the half way mark for us.  Three high school graduates and three more to go.  God give me the strength and grace and the Love!

Just for fun because, sometimes, you have to just laugh .....

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Winter Comes To Heralds'Nest

At last!  After a super slow start to the season, it is just the tiniest bit cool enough

Monday, May 30, 2016

Our Day Today 30.5.16

This morning is the first really cold morning for us.  It's been a late start but it's here now - Winter in Brisbane.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Instagram and Me.

Photos of us lately, videos of Jedidiah's Lego creations, notes to inspire and just pretty things at:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Coming Home

When we came home from our anniversary trip recently, we walked into our bedroom and saw this note and fresh pink roses on our bed!  Sweet Phoebe wrote for us:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Raising Young Women

Raising girls, raising young women, raising my grandchildren's mothers, young mens' wives, raising daughters-in-laws for another mother - raising sisters and girlfriends.  These are all the titles and more that my three daughters will fulfill in their days to come.
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