Trip to SeaWorld

Friday, June 25th, 2010



My Gorgeous ones at Sea World back in January.

Get up, pick up your mat, and walk

Friday, June 25th, 2010

This is probably the best advice I’ve received in past months (John 5:1):

John 5

1Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. 2Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.[b]5One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"7"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me." 8Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk." 9At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

Whenever I stumble, I imagine Jesus next to me, urging me to “GET UP, GET UP!” Actually, he’s like one of those football coaches screaming at his players. We all need tough love sometimes.

Shit, 13 months ago I would have never imagined writing sometime like that, and sincerely, but then 13 months was a lifetime ago.

Grace finds a school

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Much to our relief our four-year-old was offered a place at our local Catholic school. To our surprise it’s quite competitive to get in. It’s a systemic school, ie, just a regular school that’s near to our home), so we were surprised when we were told by one of the pastoral team that Grace might not get a place, and to be ready for that possibility.

Anyway, we don’t need to worry now. Grace has a school to go to next year. It’s a great school, and we’re sure Grace will thrive there.

A trip to Coogee Beach

Saturday, June 19th, 2010


Today we went to Coogee with the girls for no reason other than it seemed a good idea. The girls had a great time playing in the sand. We had a big breakfast afterwards at the beachside cafes.