The Magpie, a Cup of Tea, and a Bible

Magpies are inquisitive and unafraid. Charismatic carollers whose wonderful warbles make them one of my favourite birds. Magpies love a tasty morsel of meat. But I didn't have any to offer this fellow who'd landed on my camping table. But he hung around anyway. 🙂 "Hello there magpie, what are you up to?" (yes, I …

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I Must Change the Calendar

"I'm a great-great grandmother!" They were the words of my 99 year old grandmother when I called her with the news that our little granddaughter Eden had been born. Nan is my hero. She's seen both world wars, survived the Great Depression, and raised her four children as a widow. She farewelled her boy to …

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The Contentment Stealer

What would you say is one of the greatest contentment stealers? Here are some clues to one: Everyone does it. We naturally and developmentally begin to do this from the age of about five. It's particularly prevalent during our adolescent identity-forming years. There is a healthy version of this thing and an unhealthy version. The …

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To the Tired Ones

The Queensland premier opened our interstate borders one week prior to Christmas and we have gone from a handful of covid cases to nearly 200,000 cases in less than a month. There are chronically ill and immune compromised folk who are opting for self-imposed isolation because they do not feel safe out in the community. …

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