At the bottom of the dusty track, there it lies. A shabby old building, with patched-up brickwork, barely resembling a stable. The urine-sodden hay. The manure-covered floor. And the manger, which just a few hours ago was brushed by the tail of the cow as it swatted the flies away.
But today this Continue reading
As both a parent and a follower of Jesus, the greatest desire for my kids is that they know and follow Jesus for themselves. And yet nurturing our children’s faith can sometimes seem to be Continue reading
Today is my fortieth birthday.
Really, I’m not sure how this can have happened. Because last year it was 1996, and we were all dancing to Born Slippy at the uni bar. Right?
But I’ve checked my birth certificate, and my mirror, and yup it’s true. I’m forty. No denying it. In fact, Continue reading
Even my six-year-old is sick of the nativity this year.
Personally, I can’t wait to see cuteness personified in a bunch of tea towels, crowns, and angel wings. I love watching kids in a nativity. There are the Continue reading
Maybe you consider yourself an expert in a particular field – sport, IT, astrophysics…or managing toddler behaviour.
As an expert in a particular area, it’s somewhat irritating if a newcomer tries to Continue reading
Yesterday morning we headed to school as normal. My eldest son left a few minutes earlier on his bike. After telling one particular child to ‘stay focused’ for the 100th time, the rest of us finally managed Continue reading