Christmas Devotional: Arrival

Today marks twenty days until Christmas and I don’t know about you but I’m swamped. Christmas parties, festivals and catch ups are blossoming. As my diary swells, I can feel my stress levels rising no matter what I do. I try to breathe, yesterday morning we cancelled plans and had a morning at home but Read more about Christmas Devotional: Arrival[…]

Christmas Devotional: When I Think Upon Christmas

Sourdough baking has been teaching me lessons lately that I had no idea I needed to learn. Each loaf that takes sometimes twenty-four hours to make, stretch, rise and prove. You see in a perfect world, I would have a spotless kitchen with marble benches and storage for days. I would have music piping and cinnamon sticks Read more about Christmas Devotional: When I Think Upon Christmas[…]

Christmas Devotional: Silent Night

It was the Christmas of snowmen melting in the midst of the searing Australian heat. I cried out from the middle of my sleepless night, please Lord give me rest. My son was all of three and my newborn was just discovering her voice and everything that I had dreamed of for Christmas seemed a Read more about Christmas Devotional: Silent Night[…]

Christmas Devotional: Hark

I met him sitting in the back row of the church, he was sad because his great Granma had passed away and they shared a birthday. We sat a while and as I started to listen to his passion for people and those hurting, my heart leaned towards this unlikely suitor. We would go out to Read more about Christmas Devotional: Hark[…]

We need to learn to date ourselves before we expect others to date us.

Learning to love myself just as I love and respect others has been one of the greatest lessons that this year has given. I had no idea that Motherhood was relentless. Everyone promised me that when the kids went to school that things would get easier. They promised me when they slept through the night, Read more about We need to learn to date ourselves before we expect others to date us.[…]

how to find perspective and rest at this time of year

Have you ever listened to a singer, who was obsessed with their own voice? It is an interesting thought. There are some moments when I am sitting on my couch listening to singers auditioning for those big reality Tv shows. Waiting out their big break but there is something about their presentation that just does not Read more about how to find perspective and rest at this time of year[…]

Come Closer; chapter four braving the wilderness

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because the sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James A Baldwin This time last Monday I was sobbing in my car at school. The pressure of my pending new book release, a broken car Read more about Come Closer; chapter four braving the wilderness[…]

How To Get Unstuck?

We all get stuck. Moments and seasons when we cannot get clarity and see beyond today. In our businesses, communication and life strategies. I think that is why New Years Resolutions get such a bad reputation because they belong in the land of “being stuckness”. Change is hard, reframing mindsets is even harder and then Read more about How To Get Unstuck?[…]

Three ways I’m finding courage for the new

As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning. CRISS JAMI New days are a quandary. Full of excitement for the upcoming opportunity and the pain of letting go. Have you ever felt like you were destined for more but just didn’t know how to step into the new? This is the Read more about Three ways I’m finding courage for the new[…]