Author Archives: Simone

About Simone

I am a pastor, a wife, a mum, daughter, sister, aunty, friend and I consider each day a blessing and a privilege to live out the calling on my life. I want to make each day count for eternity


To be honest Words fail me when I think about God’s love.​ Astounding​ Penetrating​ Overwhelming Magnificent​ Outrageous​ It doesn’t really do it justice. God is love. He just is. How do you describe the love of God? How do you … Continue reading

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Love fully

It seems the older I get the more I realise how hard it is to love without conditions…or expectations. It’s actually unbelieveable to comprehend that kind of love is real. The kind of love that loves people with such freedom. … Continue reading

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Sometimes but Always

SOMETIMES BUT ALWAYS Sometimes I am afraid of the silence. To stop and let the silence speak.. I usually crave to be silent. With all the noise of life, I seek to be still and listen. To stop, ponder and … Continue reading

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An inconvenient gospel

I hear the panic in my sons voice and my heart skips a beat. My mind begins to race and my breathing quickens. “MUM! Come quick! I need you NOW!” What’s happened? “What is it? What’s happened?” I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Pause. Ponder. Reflect. Selah is a Hebrew word used frequently in the Bible, often in the Psalms. It is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the text, meaning something like “stop and listen”. The … Continue reading

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A Time to be Quiet

Sshh. Quiet. Can you hear it? Turn off the music, turn off the TV. Turn off the phone and the computer. Turn off the iPod and the iPad. And Listen. Do you hear that? It’s quietness. She’s always there. Like … Continue reading

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Live the questions

The Unknown can be unsettling. It creates a space that can sometimes be filled with questions. Life is unpredictable. Life does not always go according to plan. Well our plans anyway. As we wrestle with the unknown, we can be … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

There is something quite powerful about taking a deep breath. We breathe in and out, every moment, of every day.  The average person takes about 28,800 breaths per day!  And we do it without a thought about what we are … Continue reading

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Letting go

Letting go is not always an easy thing to do.   It can be a painful process to release from your grip things or people close to your heart.  And I am a heart person.  I live by my convictions and … Continue reading

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Don’t you just love surprises! Just thought you would all like to know we found a Ferret in our house tonight.  Well actually my 14 month old son found it. I was just finishing up bathing my three children, had … Continue reading

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