Christmas Time

Christmas Time

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There is something about this time of year that I just love.

I love Christmas seeing the Christmas decorations, I love hearing Christmas songs in the shopping centres, I love going Christmas shopping.

I love decorating my Christmas tree and watching Christmas movies.

Oh, Christmas movies, you just make me smile. I love spending time wrapping presents and watching Christmas movies.

I love shopping for Christmas gifts for my family, for friends and just blessing others.

The reason that I love Christmas is that it celebrates the birth of Jesus.

I love the Christmas story. I really do.

The Christmas story is one of hope, peace and love.

The Christmas story is also about new beginnings, new opportunities, favour and blessings.

I realise that sometimes Christmas is not a positive time, it is not one of hope, peace and love.

My heart goes out to those that maybe are struggling at Christmas time.

I would love to just encourage you and say you are worthy, valued and loved.

God sees you, he notices you and you are important to Him.

He sees you, He loves you and He is there for you.

Let Him this year, comfort you, let Him help you, let Him be there for you.

Christmas Time.

Be a blessing to someone at Christmas.

Be a blessing.

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You are Noticed

You are Noticed

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Do you ever feel that you walk through life and feel that you are not noticed?

Do you ever feel that you can walk through life and feel that you may be overlooked?

Do you ever feel that you are with a group of people and can still feel so lonely?

I think that it is important to notice others and to be aware of others.

There is always someone who needs an encouraging word, there is always someone that would love to be invited out for coffee.

There is always someone that needs a kind word, a smile or just to be asked, hi how are you going?

There is always someone who would love just to be included in a conversation.

I love random acts of kindness, I feel that we do not have to look too far out of our front door to notice and encourage someone.

I have had on my heart lately about creating opportunities for a random act of kindness.

Those quiet acts of kindness like-

  • Sending an encouraging postcard
  • Pay it forward coffee
  • Paying for someone who is behind you in the checkout (without them knowing)
  • Blessing someone with a meal.

I have had on my heart to say I am going to be at this coffee shop at this time and just invite anyone who just needs a coffee and a chat.

I was thinking about inviting people on the heart project page and for people to rsvp.

Aargh! I donโ€™t know what will happen, I donโ€™t know how it will turn out.

It takes faith, it takes faith to just trust the process.

I want to be someone that makes a difference, I want to be someone that notices the little things.

Will you join me?

I also wanted to let you know that you are noticed.

You are worthy, valued and loved.

Yes, you are.

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New Norcia

New Norcia

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Last weekend I took myself on a little road trip.

Now I just need to be vulnerable and share a little bit about me, I am not very good at directions. Driving to places and knowing where to go, you see I am very challenged.

Well, last Saturday I made it to New Norcia my first time at this amazing little town in Perth Western Australia.

I decided that I would visit and spend some time exploring the buildings, history. I also wanted to spend some time writing, blogging, working on my book and praying.

I really wanted to spend some time recharging to finish this year well.

I loved the peacefulness of this town, the buildings and the history.

It was so quiet.

I stayed at the Guest House where I had my own room with a bathroom. Yeah! The little things that I am so grateful for.

I love staying somewhere where you donโ€™t need to worry about cooking your food, my meals were provided.

Sunday morning, I woke up early and made myself a coffee, I sat out in the courtyard. I loved just sitting there with my coffee, listening to the birds and not having to rush off to the next thing.

I loved this.

Taking time to be still, taking the time to slow down a bit.

I need to do this more.

I then went for a walk and explored the buildings. I learned about the history of the town and what the buildings were used for.

At 9.00 am I went to mass at the Abbey Church across the road.

The Church was so lovely and the service

I then went and sat in the courtyard breathing in the fresh air, listening to the birds and hearing the bells.

Would I come here again, yes, it is a place where you can come and recharge yourself?

I went home after lunch and I am so grateful for making the time to take some time out.

What is something that you can do on the weekend to recharge and slow down?

I am focusing on finishing this year well.

Letโ€™s do this together.