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          Hi, I’d like to let you all know I have unpublished the books of poetry I had published on Amazon. The reason is that I am publishing in paperback through an Australian Publisher.  I am not sure how long before the book becomes available, but I will surely let you […]

  …with pearls made of milk…

Thanks for posting this Jeanne. It is very touching, and very true. Women…holding hands across the world…sharing love and support gives so much, costs so little. 🙂

About the author… Shirley Chalmers lives in country Victoria with her husband Nigel. Two sons, a daughter-in-law and three grandsons living in Melbourne were the magnet that drew them from their home at Maroochydore to the beautiful rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges in South Gippsland. Since retiring they have enjoyed having time to pursue […]

Miner’s Cottage Sleepy little town amongst the hills and green valleys of the shire a miner’s cottage caught my eye newly restored, yet remaining as old as the history it contains the silent, dense presence of it unconcealed, surrounded me as real as though I could reach out and touch it whisperings, from the past […]

She has plucked flowers from the surface of the water even when her reflection in it is dark. “Blossoms and Shadows” Lian Hearn I’d managed to convince Arabella to accompany me on a trip to Japan. As I’m her high school Japanese language teacher it hadn’t been hard to obtain permission from her Aunt Sarah […]

  The Prodigal there’s nothing like the joy of knowing Jesus the deep and boundless wonders of God’s grace that reached right down with mighty power to pardon and set me free from all my sin’s disgrace the prodigal was I returning homeward to a grand reception I did not deserve and the glorious gladness […]