…timely reminder 

So, I just came across this note. Actually totally unsure how my email found it considering I entered the inbox and it was from December 2016 and hiding in a folder 🤔 Another technology mystery 😉

So on this day- where I’ve not a lot to say (I know, I know – I always say that and then write a thesis) this little note seems to sum up perfectly what’s in my heart. 

Give got this

You can do this

It’s your time!

So here it is… a note from my inbox 


Who do you say I am?

Chosen by the beloved

Loved beyond measure

Forgiven for all eternity

Worthy to be called a son of God

Treasured in the Almighty’s heart

Beautiful beyond measure and loved more than the flower of the field and the bird of the air.

You are a child of God, chosen and created for a plan and purpose. 

Born into this very era, for this is your ‘now’ time. 

You are beautiful and chosen to represent me and my love to the world. A world crying to know the a love of the Father, the joy of the king.    

So rather than expand it, I’m going to let you ponder that thru, while I head to the park to celebrate a friend birthday. Hello Summer! 
Until next week, Happy Pondering xx

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Remembrance Day

Well, it’s November 11th, and in Australia (and other commonwealth counties) that means it’s Remembrance Day. At 11am we have a moment of silence (usually a minute) to stop everything and remember those who died in the line of duty, during war. They sacrificing their lives for ours. 

Shrine of Remembrance- Melbourne June ‘17

Such a heavy price was paid- the lives of countless men and women. They paid the ultimate price, and sacrifice for us to live in freedom. (Always reminds me of a man who did the same for us – called Jesus. And the freedom which was availed to all who would receive. Not in our nations so much, although that too,  but our very bodies, souls and spirits).

For me, as we approach the 11am mark in just few hours, I’m reminded of other things that have taken place on this day in my world. Some I definitely don’t want to remember and others that leave me with awe and wonder at how things unfold. So no matter what’s going on today (and every day for that matter), steal that moment whether it be at 11am or 3:47pm and stop a moment. To be thankful for those that pathed a way in your world, the others that sacrificed so that you may enjoy something. And breathe. Breathe deeply in the goodness that life can hold. Yep….even in the middle of hay fever 😉, responsibilities, and chaos. 

So today, on Remembrance Day, I remember all those who sacrificed for me to have this life I live. 
I remember the freedom I have in the country I live in was brought at high cost. 

I remember, the relationship I have with Jesus was brought at high cost. 

I remember the ACL I had created from my body, was done only because a surgeon paid a high cost to learn those techniques and perfect them. 

I remember that the house I live in was brought at high cost( literally in Melbourne these days😉) and loaned to me on a month by month agreement, some might call it a rental. But I call it my home. 

I remember the little girl born on this day, who I taught in kids church,  who this week graduated from Police Academy👮(no- not the movies😂) and paid a high price to train to protect the freedom of others. 

Are they all of equal weight-no. Should I be grateful for it all- definitely! 

We generally don’t need to look to hard, to find someone, who did something, for our benefit. The world is crying out for us all to be more grateful and thankful for what we have and less entitled. There I said it (sorry, I don’t really pull those punches, as we just need to hear it straight sometimes. Trust me, I felt it connect in an ouch, as I typed it too).

So today, the challenge to both me and you, is to remember to be more thankful for what I have and who I am, than I was yesterday. 
Can I hear a ‘challenge accepted’! 

Until next time, happy Pondering 

Below are a few the other photos from my visit to Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance in June. 

Never Failed me yet!!!


Have you heard this song!! Have a listen ……Never Failed Me Yet!  Or as it’s actually called Do It Again (lol!)

This song has bounded around in my world for the last six months. I’ve played it and played it and played it some more. If I was to have a theme song for the year- this would be it. 
No matter what life throws at me- I have an absolutes confidence that if I stick with God, it’ll all be ok. The journey to Okay, may not be the expected pathway often. But I’ve never, I mean never, not come back to a place of life being okay and from okay to good. 
And the common denominator in each season and each victory is always Jesus. He is always there- celebrating, cheering, encouraging. 
He also there when needed showing me how to grow, change and develop in those areas of life that need to. We hate to admit it but there’s always places in our life where change can come. But the good thing is that Jesus doesn’t sit back and just point-saying you should, rather, He says let’s go, do it together. 




And that’s why He’s has never failed me. No matter what He is there. No matter what we need, He can be it. And no matter what you’ve done, He can show you a way though it. 

Ok- I’m off to listen to my theme song again.

Until next time, 

Happy Pondering xx