The Other Side of New

Why are we so desperate to go back to what we know?

Why do we have such an affinity with the way it’s always been?

Think on These Things

Worrying is part and parcel of being a parent. From the moment you feel the joy of becoming pregnant, you begin to care for someone

Michael’s Story  

He came from Iran and stayed for a year in our care, together with his wife and two small children. He was seeking Jesus and

Mum, I had a bad dream! 

How many nights have you woken up with a jump to see your child standing next to your bed, whispering “I had a bad dream”?

The reality of motherhood

I grew up watching shows like Full House, the Nanny and re-runs of the Brady Bunch. I loved these shows and they made parenting look

‘Walking’ with the Lord 

Over the past decades my relationship with my Heavenly Father has been marked by a series of walks. Starting in my young adult years, I

Small gesture, big impact!

Three weeks ago, my second eldest daughter finished her school year for the last time (cue sniffles and waterworks).

Years of early starts, packed lunches,

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

We’ve been blessed with a textbook first child. She eats well, sleeps well, is well-behaved, cleans up after herself and looks out for her younger

Pastoring Your Street – Sue

“If I don’t go back I’ll miss out” – Sue shares about how God’s prompting led to an unexpected conversation.

Pastoring Your Street – Mitchell & Brooke

New to the street, Brooke and Mitchell were inspired to think creatively about how they could connect with their neighbours through a simple gesture.

Pastoring Your Street – Etervina

“Hopelessly in love with Jesus” – Etervina shares about how the love of Jesus inspires her to share God’s message with people around her.

Stepping Out of the Shadows

Have you ever been so overcome by fear that you don’t want to leave your house? When I was about 12 or 13, I suddenly

Learning to be Intentional

If there is anything I have learnt in the past year, it is that there is something special in intentionality. Being intentional can come in

Embracing a New Normal

I’m lying awake and it’s the early hours of the morning. My husband is peacefully sleeping next to me, my son is sprawled across our

Be Kind to Yourself 

Let me start with a confession – I’m a true perfectionist and extremely competitive. In January we moved to Melbourne from Hervey Bay, Queensland and

I Need a Village

You’ve probably heard the quote, “It takes a village to raise a child.” And whilst I have always read it as meaning the child needs

Peace in a time of uncertainty 

I’m the kind of parent who’s wellbeing is strongly tied to how well my children are doing.  

How are they doing academically? How are they