yesterday we celebrated Mothers Day with the kids and my MIL at the Auckland Museum… the kids loved the Oceans and Land, Weird and Wonderful (eeek those bugs are soooo gross!) and a Kids in the Past exhibits and i loved the vintage clothing and furniture display.  we spent a good quarter of an hour watching a pair of geckos to see if they caught any flies.  they are amazing creatures!  all in all it was a fun day out and about, including compulsory tree climbing, followed by a delish meal back at our house! 




You are a warrior who will battle for your children’s hearts, souls, attention, innocence, education and memories.

Go to battle my friends. This is your time. 

To read the rest of this amazing mothers day post (the script that goes with the youtube clip) head over to Lisa Jo’s blog



though i confess i’m not good with the vomit on the floor bit… but a fantastic insight into motherhood… well done NewSpring Church



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i’ve taken the plunge and made a fb page for my blog… it feels scary but i know that i read blogs mostly that i find in my newsfeed and love the ability to share so figured i’d do what i love… so you can now find me on ONE PASSION ONE DEVOTION FB 




fearless experiment

**** LOVE LOVE LOVE this post on The Fearless Experiment  called THE NARROWING.  oh its good for the soul, good challenging!

Suffering leads to perseverance. Perseverance to character, character to hope.

The Narrowing: It’s how you begin to feel a new heartbeat. It’s how you discover what’s really important. It’s where you find meaning.

It’s when Someone takes a hammer and a chisel and begins to chip chip chip away at what shouldn’t be there. It’s when Someone sees the masterpiece that lies beneath the rock, and He won’t stop until the excess lies broken and dusty on the floor.

It’s when, slowly and deliberately, chunks of the old you are chiselled away. Pride, self-preservation, comfort, greed, gluttony, and all other things dark and heavy. Those things you don’t speak of. Those things you fear and hate the most. You know.

You know something needs to be done. You know those things will cling to you unless Someone takes up the hammer.




i so love LOVE CAKES.  they are gluten free, dairy free, egg free and some other free stuff too, but def not taste free.  they are delish and soooo good.  today for mothers day i got special shaped muffin tin thingys so spent some of the arvo whipping some love cakes up… shaped like butterflies and bugs!  




and as always.  i love Jesus with all i am and all my heart and all my soul and all my days. For His glory and the building of His kingdom and the rescue of the lost.

so what are you totally loving this week?

… check out what other peeps are loving whatever day of the week it is over at MNM’s BLOG

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