Saturday, November 5, 2016

Extraordinary ordinary friends

I was chatting with a friend over a cup of tea this afternoon. I know she has an extraordinary story to her life. But I've know it a long time now and usually we talk now of the ordinary things of our lives.

In the midst of our conversation today, she weaved in a tiny glimpse into the bravery that was required of her in the period of her life before I had the privilege of knowing her. I don't think she noticed she'd said anything remarkable. Our rambling conversation went on.

But her life has not been ordinary. I am in awe of the way God has weaved her story and what he is continuing to do. Even the fact that our friendship feels so ordinary now is a wonderful gift.

Truth is, all my friends are somewhat extraordinary. And my work colleagues. And my students. And the lady at the bus stop.  How quick I am to reduce everyone down to the moments of ordinary days. 

When really. Really.  How extraordinary each and everyone of us are.

What a gift.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Ah, the census.  I did mine on paper.  Yep.  All good.  I like paper.  Did you know that over the next two years, NAPLAN is going to move online?  It's good to know that our federal government is handling large-scale internet based events so well.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to get a baby to clean the house

Very cute series of silly dad and baby videos.  Ah, the lovely understated humour.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Missing friends

I sent a meeting request today and found myself strangely happily when I kept finding "Accept" emails in my inbox.  It's like having friends.  Sort of.  This is what happens when you don't have any social media accounts for people to like.  You are reduced to looking forward to your meeting invite replies.  Sigh.  I miss my blog.