The Subtlety Of Sin

  One of the conversations happening around me at present is about the preparing of our children to be sent out into the secular world when they finish high school. We are blessed to be able to send our children to an independent school where they will be taught, alongside theology and philosophy, apologetics. In […]

Book Review: The Time Before You Die

Title: The Time Before You Die Author: Lucy Beckett Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Ignatius Press Format: Paperback and Electronic Pages: 352 Lucy Beckett’s novel, The Time Before You Die, is a poignant portrait of one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Beckett has woven an intricate tapestry of a time where religion and politics […]

In Search Of An Authentic Voice

  Everyday after I check my email I read through a few blogs of interest. To me, this has replaced the more traditional habit of reading the newspaper. And I admit, it does make me somewhat more insulated. I read only the blogs that appeal to me and my interests or beliefs, whose bias is […]

The Mum I Want To Be

  Sigmund Freud was wrong about a lot of things pertaining to human nature but there was one thing he got right; our relationship with our mother has a huge effect on the person we become. For some, being told ‘you’re just like your mother’ is a compliment, to others it’s an insult. And for […]

Rescuing Christmas

  Is your extended family a bit like mine? They spend the lead up to Christmas jockeying for position and influence. Arguments abound; to Kris Kringle or no, to host out our place or no, full cooked Christmas meal or simple backyard bbq. And the arguments are only resolved when the strongest personality lays down […]

But Don’t You Get Bored?

  I am a stay at home mum to five children and one question I get asked the most in response to what I now do for a living is: but don’t you get bored? To which I like to respond: don’t you? Because, for as long as I can remember I’ve always associated hard […]

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  • Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

    Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

      As I was vigorously scrubbing one of my pots this morning, that quote form Saint Theresa of Avila came floating through my mind. “God is in the pots and pans.” I started thinking about this and realized that if I don’t find God in those one hundred, unnoticed tasks of each day, I am […]

  • 9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

    9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

      1) Make Use of That Wet Wipe When you use a wet wipe, wipe down another surface before throwing it out if it isn’t too dirty. For example, if you have wiped your toddler’s hands, fold it in half again and wipe that nasty black spot on the floor before tossing it out. 2) […]

  • SUGAR! I Love It, Do You?

    SUGAR! I Love It, Do You?

      I have a huge sweet tooth and have always loved my sweets! Dessert is my favourite part of the meal. So why am I writing this article? Definitely not to put you off sweets or convince you to cut it out of your life in any way, but more to make you aware of […]

  • Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

    Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

      Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]

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  • The Subtlety Of Sin

    The Subtlety Of Sin

      One of the conversations happening around me at present is about the preparing of our children to be sent out into the secular world when they finish high school. We are blessed to be able to send our children to an independent school where they will be taught, alongside theology and philosophy, apologetics. In […]

  • In Search Of An Authentic Voice

    In Search Of An Authentic Voice

      Everyday after I check my email I read through a few blogs of interest. To me, this has replaced the more traditional habit of reading the newspaper. And I admit, it does make me somewhat more insulated. I read only the blogs that appeal to me and my interests or beliefs, whose bias is […]

  • Gospel Reflections ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (2016)

    Gospel Reflections ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (2016)

      AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 20th November 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

  • Gospel Reflections ~ 33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time

    Gospel Reflections ~ 33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time

      AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 13th November 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW    

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  • In Search Of An Authentic Voice

    In Search Of An Authentic Voice

      Everyday after I check my email I read through a few blogs of interest. To me, this has replaced the more traditional habit of reading the newspaper. And I admit, it does make me somewhat more insulated. I read only the blogs that appeal to me and my interests or beliefs, whose bias is […]

  • The Mum I Want To Be

    The Mum I Want To Be

      Sigmund Freud was wrong about a lot of things pertaining to human nature but there was one thing he got right; our relationship with our mother has a huge effect on the person we become. For some, being told ‘you’re just like your mother’ is a compliment, to others it’s an insult. And for […]

  • Rescuing Christmas

    Rescuing Christmas

      Is your extended family a bit like mine? They spend the lead up to Christmas jockeying for position and influence. Arguments abound; to Kris Kringle or no, to host out our place or no, full cooked Christmas meal or simple backyard bbq. And the arguments are only resolved when the strongest personality lays down […]

  • Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

    Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

      As I was vigorously scrubbing one of my pots this morning, that quote form Saint Theresa of Avila came floating through my mind. “God is in the pots and pans.” I started thinking about this and realized that if I don’t find God in those one hundred, unnoticed tasks of each day, I am […]

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  • Distraction: The Best Trick Of All

    Distraction: The Best Trick Of All

        Crying kids. Seems like such a part of daily life. Whether it be my three-year-old throwing a classic tantrum, one of my twins who has tripped and fallen, or my four-year-old upset for tipping over her milk, my kids are quite happy to bawl their eyes out. I have to admit that instead […]

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