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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 […]

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    

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 […]

But Don't You Get Bored?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

Gospel Reflections ~ 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 6th November 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

I’m Normal, Right?

I’m Normal, Right?

  How Many Of These Can You Relate to? Waiting to get out on a date night with your husband just to hold hands and speak without being interrupted, but then ending up talking about your children 90% of the time. Telling your children you love them ‘all the same’, but in your head, secretly […]