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Life Does Not End When You Have Kids

Life Does Not End When You Have Kids

  Starting a family is daunting enough but even more so when everyone tells you that your life is about to end. And maybe it does change, irrevocably. But it doesn’t end as such. Sure the late, carefree partying and accompanying sleepovers the next morning are a thing of the past. So are sleep-ins and […]

A Letter To Godparents

A Letter To Godparents

  As I prepared myself for the seventh birthday of our eldest child earlier this year, I wrote a letter to his Godparents, which I didn’t send because I didn’t get around to it, about what we want for him as he reaches the age of reason. Thankfully we have chosen excellent Godparents… Dear Godparent […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 27th September 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

The Era Of Bruises And Scrapes

The Era Of Bruises And Scrapes

  Master 19 months is covered in bruises, bumps and scrapes. Just yesterday he fell over outside on cement, stood up in the bath and fell over before hubby could catch him and jammed his fingers in a kitchen drawer. A month ago he had his hands jammed in doors, on two separate occasions on […]

How To Start A Prayer Journal

How To Start A Prayer Journal

   Do you find yourself getting distracted during mental prayer? Does your mind wander? Do you ever have a problem that you wish you could just vent to someone but it is too personal to share? Perhaps you are just yearning to develop your relationship with God but you find it difficult to make time […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 20th September 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

Those Meddling Christians

Those Meddling Christians

  I recently wrote a blog post on same sex marriage for a website called Restless Press, a Catholic Australian and New Zealand blog where journalists and editors from across the two countries write on issues relating to all aspects of our faith. This article came, a few weeks after the US Supreme Court’s decision […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 13th September 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

Connecting While Cleaning: 3 Ways To Connect With The Kids While Getting The Housework Done

Connecting While Cleaning: 3 Ways To Connect With The Kids While Getting The Housework Done

  Lately I have been feeling run off my feet with housework. Making, consuming and cleaning up after meals seems to take ages, and then there is laundry, meal planning, grocery shopping, things such as the toilet, bathroom basin and kitchen floors which are all well overdue for a clean, and did I mention making, […]

Twin Tugboats

Twin Tugboats

  I’ll admit, as the mother of a boy fascinated with machines, I’ve often marvelled at how such small machines can achieve bigger feats than they seem capable of. One such vessel is the tug boat. I mean, the tug boat is a small vessel that basically tows ocean liners which are too big to […]