Small + less = more

Mine is the larger suitcase, purple with orange trim which I chose because it is purple, bright and easy to recognise. His is slightly smaller, light brown with a lime green trim and both are decorated with colourful scarves, braided strips of coloured wool and several unusual luggage tags. The reason I mention the suitcases is because  Continue reading “Small + less = more”

Precious Water

As I gaze out through the ceiling to floor clear glass windows which encompass the room, I am mesmerised by the tiny drops of rain gently falling on the trees, shrubs, plants, grass and pathways of the magnificent gardens. Tiny new-born birds returning to their nests high in the trees delight in the freshness of this life-giving water. I sense the cleansing power of the soothing rain and am captivated by the shape of the drops as I watch them slowly touch Continue reading “Precious Water”

My Christmas Window

Wake up. Time to get up.  It is the middle of the night and I’m sleeping. Wake up. Why? The light in my bedroom has been turned on and I hear my mother’s voice calling me. Drifting, trying so hard to wake up, I am confused, then suddenly I remember   – Continue reading “My Christmas Window”

Kalumburu Western Australia ( Part 1)

As the small aircraft approaches the dirt airstrip in the remote outback, my heart is in my mouth as the reality of a decision we made just a few weeks earlier is appearing before my eyes. It is early February 1996 as we prepare to land in Kalumburu, a community of just over 200 people at that time,  in the north-west of Western Australia. We were about to start a new chapter in our lives and work as volunteers at Kalumburu Aboriginal Mission, the most remote mission in Australia.  The first stage of travel was a flight from Brisbane to Continue reading “Kalumburu Western Australia ( Part 1)”

Devote every day to World Peace

It was mid morning when I looked at my Facebook page and glanced at a message reminding me that it was International Day of Peace.  My focus then shifted to reading and responding to emails and my daily routine of writing, researching and pondering articles for Continue reading “Devote every day to World Peace”