Category: Faith

The discipline of reflection

The hubs wrote answers to these reflection questions recently and sent them to me. I did the exercise too, and found it really beneficial, since they are also a spiritual checklist of sorts. Sharing the questions (and some excerpts of my thoughts) here. Take a morning off to ponder these things, or seek out a quiet spot over lunch (or your… Read more →

Facing adversity

In this life, there will always be stress, sorrow, trials and adversity. What I’ve learnt recently, is no matter how happy someone looks on social media (which is really their highlight reel), everyone has problems, big or small. In John 16:33, Jesus says “In this world you will have trouble”.  Some translations have it as “Here on earth you will… Read more →

Solid Joys

I found Solid Joys a particularly helpful daily devotional, and have been using it for about half a year. Written by theologian and pastor John Piper (widely known for his book Desiring God), these “short but substantive readings aim to feed your joy in Jesus every day of the year”.  And they do indeed! The writings are always based on bible verses,… Read more →

Advent and the Star of Bethleham

How is everyone’s Advent coming along?  I made this advent calendar once, and was inspired by Olimomok last year, so I started hoarding toilet roll cores early this year (it’s not easy to get to 25 okay!). The girls and I had a fun time wrapping the rolls with MT washi tape and whatever paper we could find (which explains the… Read more →