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Drama Queen

We are really big on validating emotions in our family. We really want Luka to feel like it’s ok to feel sad and it’s ok to cry. There is no shame in having big feelings. He doesn’t need to shrink or reduce his response to life around him so that we can feel more comfortable. Because of this, I’ve avoided …

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Postpartum – Something I was completely unprepared for.

People talk about how hard becoming a Mum can be, but man did I underestimate it. I’ve heard parents joke about how they were so much more relaxed with their second and third babies: you don’t feel the need to constantly check if your baby is breathing, you don’t rush to the doctors at the first sign of sickness, and …

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Control Is Not Peace

Ever since Kalley Heiligenthal released her new album, Faultlines, I keep coming back to one statement, one truth coach – control is not peace. You see, sometimes we feel like we’re trusting God because we have a sense of peace, or an assurance of the future. The issues placed before us are sorted – settled – and worry no longer overwhelms …

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One Thing

Just a glimpse. Recently when I was in Christchurch I went back to youth group. The place where it all began. Almost 10 years ago I was a shy, insecure 14 year old who stepped into church for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect. I was anxious and self conscious, yet something in me began to stir. Hope, love …

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Letting Go

Whirlwind. On Monday, we will have been in Whangarei for six months. Half of me wants to rejoice, celebrate and shout it from the roof tops, yet the other half just wants to cry. Tonight the later is winning. The last six months has been a beautiful journey. It has been full of life changing revelations and encounters. There are so …

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Dare to Dream

Dreamer. Ever since I was a little girl my heart connected with Africa. When I was 12, I wrote in a class project that I wanted to work for World Vision when I grew up. At the age of 14 I used my pocket money to start sponsoring a child. Her name is Odalys, and she is beautiful. Soon after, I terrified my parents by…

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