Monthly Archives: December 2019


29
Dec 2019

Where has the year gone?! At midnight on Tuesday, 2019 is finished! Reflecting on a year that has been can always be a good thing, so here are some reflections on the year that has been — 1. Great sadness for me and the children. But, I think they are doing well, and  I have many good times (& not good). You might also have had great sadness this year. We can be honest with God about how we are going. He’s not only our heavenly Father when we’re ‘up’; he will......

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22
Dec 2019

I have recently read a book to my kids called, ‘When Santa learned the gospel’. It’s brilliant. But it got me thinking again, what do we do with Santa and our kids? I know what I do. But I want to encourage you to be real and honest with your kids when it comes to Santa too. Here are some reasons why: Santa is a fairy-tale and while fairy tales are fun, they aren’t real. So, just like we don’t teach our kids that Jack and the Bean Stork, Goldie Locks and......

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15
Dec 2019

I suppose that because we live in a world-wide-web environment and because we are so mobile these days, we not only hear about most disasters – and almost immediately – but sadly, might also be involved in them. You have probably heard about this disaster last week and by the time you read this might know much more than I do, at the moment. Whakaari (or White Island – named by Captain Cook in 1769 – either because of the white steam emanating from it or the island’s colour from a distance)......

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08
Dec 2019

17 sleeps to go!! Christmas is a great opportunity to share real and true joy, so here are some ways to share the good news of great joy this Christmas time — 1. Send a Christmas card and include a gospel tract inside. Can be great for people you don’t see much (church has tracts that you can have, just ask me). 2. Prepare a small gift bag containing a treat, a Christmas card and a gospel tract for people you see more often. 3. In conversation ask, ‘What does Christmas mean......

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