Author Archives: sarahcondie

About sarahcondie

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, an ex-librarian, a minister's wife, a women's Pastor, a quilter, a reader, I enjoy thinking about things slowly, I love cups of tea, I love sitting at my kitchen table in dappled sunlight and chatting with my friends, my children's friends, my family abut anything and everything.

Strong ankles

Thank you to those of you who supported me during Dressember.  Thanks to the generosity of family and friends, I raised over $1500 – all of which will help rescue girls out of sexual slavery and help them recover.  These … Continue reading

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Dressember and IJM

As a little girl, I loved wearing dresses.  I had a Mum who was ahead of her time who thought that shorts and tee-shirts were far more practical for a little girl.  I hoped that one day I would have … Continue reading

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Talia’s quilt

A year ago next week, some very bright lights triggered a massive migraine which hung around like a bad smell for six months.  I had a foggy brain for most of this time which made thinking difficult and writing next … Continue reading

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The Terrible Suitcase

Many children will be starting school in the new year – a time of anticipation and excitement and a little angst. The summer before my eldest child started school he caught whooping cough which ended all plans of swimming lessons, … Continue reading

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A summer picnic

Do you remember reading Wind in the Willows? Do you remember the scene where Mole experiences his very first picnic? “The Rat brought the boat alongside the bank, made her fast, helped the still awkward Mole safely ashore, and swung … Continue reading

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Christmas books for young and old

Even though my children are now young adults, I still look forward to December when I find all our children’s books about Christmas and put them out to read.  I still read them and enjoy them.  Many of these books … Continue reading

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The story of two Andys

I am filled with good intentions. Good intentions that remain just that and rarely or ever become a new habit or behaviour. Take New Year resolutions for example. I will have a list ready to go on 31 December but … Continue reading

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Veranda to veranda

We met each other on a giant veranda at school aged 12 and this is where our friendship began. We did the teenage years together. I remember sleepovers, dancing on the beach in our nightgowns in the light of the … Continue reading

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Consolations of The Lord

“Consolations of The Lord” is an interesting and somewhat quaint expression and it has given me cause to stop and ponder about what it means. While recovering from a major illness a few years ago, I used to try to … Continue reading

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“Lord – how long?”

“Lord – how long?” Moses spoke these words many years ago and you will find them in Psalm 90. I have not written a blog post for a long time. I have had no words to share – they left, … Continue reading

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