From Encourage

Above the Storm

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And he arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea “Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was a great calm (a perfect peacefulness). Mark 4v39

I don’t know about you, but my life’s crazy. I’m a work-from-home mum of three children; 11, 3 and 1. Let’s just let that sink in for a while. My middle child has multiple severe food allergies, (so we carry an anapen around with us wherever we go, just for a start) my one year-old old thinks sleep is for sissies, and my washing pile could seriously be mistaken for Mount Everest. And two days ago, I woke up with my mind racing; thinking about all the stuff I had to do on top of the usual, day-to day ‘mum’ stuff, reminding myself that I had a book release coming up in a matter of weeks. And, just to make things a little more interesting, my three-year old decided that it would be a good day to act completely out of character, and my son to cling to me koala-style like never before. So…with an overwhelmed schedule and a gigantic ‘to do’ list, after first inhaling my coffee, I did what every calm, clear-thinking person would do… read more

I Love my Blender

blender_f1qR3UYuI live in a blender. It’s completely true. My life is a constant mixing together of a plethora of different and contrasting ingredients that smash and collide into one another in a whirl of colorful expressions… and I’ve no idea what the resulting flavor will be. Oh, I have designs for the flavor, I even have the perfect recipe in my mind, but there are so many variables that are beyond my control that I don’t actually have as much to do with the end result as I’d like. read more