and the winner is…

The Mercy House $25 shopping voucher competition ended today, my son happily picked a folded piece of paper from a bowl…

The winner is:

Pauline Fredrickson!

Congratulations Pauline! Please send me your email address and I will get the voucher to you. Happy shopping 🙂

Thank you everyone who entered and helped spread the word about the great work they’re doing over at Mercy House in Kenya.



It’s so easy to underestimate the power of friendship…

I enjoyed a high tea with a friend last week… it was just meant to be morning tea but we were there all day… talking, laughing, crying… it reminded me that my friends are some of the greatest blessings in my life – and that they deserve a higher priority… This is one resolution I’m definitely enjoying…

Something to ponder over the weekend…

3 Steps to a Fair Trade Easter

This week I threw a challenge out on Facebook and Twitter: let’s have a Fair Trade Easter!

I know, I know.. it sounds like a whole lot of hard work and like a bad idea for the budget. That’s certainly what I’ve always thought about Fair Trade Easter Eggs. I assumed it would be inconvenient and expensive but every year it seems to gets easier. With society becoming more aware of slavery, some  chocolate companies are responding by going Fair Trade with their cocoa. Last year I posted about cocoa slaves, their treatment and the fact that many of them are children.

So here are my three tips to having a fun, economic, easy Fair Trade Easter! Continue reading

Goodbye 2010 + FREE Pat On The Back For Every Reader

Happy New Year to all of you! What will you keep with you from 2010? For me, 2010 has been a good year; a year of growth and living-outside-my-comfort-zone. I am finishing the year on a note of satisfaction and anticipation for 2011.

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A Chat with a Magazine Editor

Today it’s my turn to host the Footprints Magazine blog tour! Congratulations Janet and the entire team on reaching the 50th edition milestone.

As a writer, I love getting inside the mind of editors and finding out what makes them do what they do. I especially love Footprints editor Janet Camilleri’s heart for God and for encouraging women along the way. Afterall, we’re all in this together! Continue reading