Rosie’s thoughts

Here I share little tidbits to inspire and encourage you on your life’s journey.

Two Strong Geese


My days have been so busy since Dad died. Penny, Peter and I are trying to pick up the hours that Dad used to spend with Mum, as well as continuing the times we were doing at the hospital. All our lives seemed to have been placed ‘on hold’ as we try and settle into a new routine that demands at least an extra 15 hours a week. I absolutely… read more | 2 Comments

Call Unto Me

Today I had a lovely visit with my parents, both 91 years old. They were telling me that the previous night Mum had fallen out of bed and couldn’t get back up. It was 3am, and rather than ring Penny who lives  right next door, or me just five minutes down the road, Dad tried for two hours to get her back in bed! Oh dear. They said they had… read more | 2 Comments


Here’s a good quote to think on today:

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”  H. Jackson Brown, Jr. – Writer

It makes me think of the verse in Corinthians that says we are living epistles, known and read by all men. Every day people, and most importantly, our children, are watching us and ‘reading’ the epistle of our lives –… read more | 1 Comment


Today I read Kate’s blog about simplicity on her ShoeLess blog. Got me thinking…

Our lawn is covered with beautiful daisies – so simple, and so under-valued. I spend ages cultivating other fine flowers in my garden, and yet are any of them more beautiful than the daisy? Hardly.

Robert Burns said, “The daisy’s for simplicity and unaffected air.” 🙂

I remember… read more

Our Big Accomplishment in Life

I’ve been reading an old Calvin and Hobbs book the last couple of days and having quite a few chuckles. 🙂 This one made me laugh out loud… read more | 1 Comment

A Lover of the Soil

I was reading through 2 Chronicles 26 the other day and did a little study on the life of King Uzziah. He reigned from 792 to 740 and was a powerful and godly king. “He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of the Lord. (I… read more

A Word to Fellow Writers

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” James Allen

I’ve just been reading through the notes on marketing that were provided at the Writer’s Fair in Brisbane last month. My friend Lisa Taylor has had years of experience in marketing and has also just had her first book Motive Games published. (Check it out – a fast-paced murder… read more | 1 Comment

Remembering Happy Times

Last night we spent a good hour looking at some old home videos. No-one wanted to stop watching, but of course we had to go to bed eventually – soccer in the morning! What a joy it was, remembering all the funny things that have happened (which are so easy to forget); the business, the noise and bustle of a large young family; the joy! I said to Chris that night, “Perhaps… read more | 1 Comment

No Hurry

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.  – A. A. Milne author (1882-1956)

I love this quote. It seems to be the easiest thing in the world for me to become more and more in a hurry as the week wears on. So much to do! Soccer has started again! Soccer practices on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Then there’s piano lessons and singing lessons… read more | 1 Comment

The Riches of God’s Grace

I sat upstairs in ‘The Snug’ this morning looking out through the wet windows at our rain-drenched land.  And I thought that just as the clouds pour forth their rain upon the earth, so too God pours out his love upon us day by day. I read Ephesians: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of his grace that he… read more