Yearly Archives: 2018


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“Always winter but never Christmas.” C.S. Lewis Christmas is a season of celebration and carols. Friends inviting friends to sit around a table and share what has occurred since they saw them last. Somedays though I think of those who don’t have any invites sitting in their email boxes. I […]

Seek out the lonely this christmas


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“Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining” Adolphe Adam Being an expat (having moved from the USA over 12.5 years ago) I still find this time of year in Australia hard. It’s not cold. It’s not raining for 4 weeks straight. It’s not dark. The Christmas Trees look different. […]

Christmas Lights



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“By yourself, you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG) It has been a hard year for my family. It has been a year of challenges, on the school front, on the home […]

The joy in the journey




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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” Maya Angelou We plan meetings. We plan to exercise. We plan our families. We plan for the future, but can we plan for our […]

Can You Plan for Happiness?


Kinwomen DEC 2018 Blog Images
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” Dr. Seuss Growing up I was a Christmas fanatic. Begging my parents to put the tree up in October. Singing carols out loud and […]

The Christmas Grinch