Day 2: Coffee Busters

day 2 coffee busters

I am seriously considering giving this coffee detox up. It is one of the few “treats’ in my day and I am beginning to realise it is a vital part of how I socialise. My man and I have developed all sort of rituals around coffee making, drinking and sharing. Sipping a cup of herbal tea with my man as he has his coffee each morning is not quite the same.  He asked me today, “So why are you not drinking coffee?” I am not sure. I know it is not the best for me perhaps. But I think I have been more confronted by the notion that others can see my addiction. Today I am tired and have this strange taste in my mouth. So I need to satisfy those cravings for coffee in other ways: more water, more great music and more time to reflect on where my hope lies after all.  

This is a favourite Josh Garrels piece, one that was introduced to me by my man. He does a good version of it too! Listen to it here.
Farther Along 

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand this, all by and by

Tempted and tried, I wondered why
The good man died, the bad man thrives
And Jesus cries because he loves em’ both
We’re all cast-aways in need of ropes
Hangin’ on by the last threads of our hope
In a house of mirrors full of smoke
Confusing illusions I’ve seen

Where did I go wrong, I sang along
To every chorus of the song
That the devil wrote like a piper at the gates
Leading mice and men down to their fates
But some will courageously escape
The seductive voice with a heart of faith
While walkin’ that line back home

So much more to life than we’ve been told
It’s full of beauty that will unfold
And shine like you struck gold my wayward son
That deadweight burden weighs a ton
Go down into the river and let it run
And wash away all the things you’ve done
Forgiveness alright


Still I get hard pressed on every side
Between the rock and a compromise
Like the truth and pack of lies fightin’ for my soul
And I’ve got no place left go
Cause I got changed by what I’ve been shown
More glory than the world has known
Keeps me ramblin’ on

Skipping like a calf loosed from its stall
I’m free to love once and for all
And even when I fall I’ll get back up
For the joy that overflows my cup
Heaven filled me with more than enough
Broke down my levee and my bluff
Let the flood wash me 

And one day when the sky rolls back on us 
Some rejoice and the others fuss 
Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess 
That the son of god is forever blessed 
His is the kingdom, we’re the guests 
So put your voice up to the test 
Sing Lord, come soon

Road Trip with Mumford & Sons

I have had the chance to take a drive with my son lately…and I really enjoyed the selection of music he wanted to share with me from his iPod.

Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Angus & Julia Stone, Diddy, Lecrae, Green Day….to name the few I remember.

An eclectic mix of music, new and old.

Lovely. He is growing up. I love the fact that we have music in our home. It feeds the minds and souls of all 7 of us, each day.

Blowing bubbles

All the research is telling us that children today don’t know how to play.

Make today a play day and….
Make a cubby house with all the lounge room furniture.
Play music with all the pots and pans in the kitchen cupboard.
Paint he house with buckets of water and real paintbrushes.
Dress up as your favourite character.
Or simply blow some bubbles.

Such a simple activity……no expensive gadgets, just some dish washing detergent, a large plastic tub and some wire coat hangers.

Simple pleasures to be had over and over again.