Rebecca Moore

Finding peace in the busy, strength through the trials, and making the most of life's precious moments

Expecting Life
Expecting Life

It was not at all what they expected. Two different families. Two different towns. Two different times. But the one thing they had in common was the news the doctors presented to them, “your child will likely have multiple abnormalities and may live no longer than a couple of hours once born.” Linda was 22... » read more

List-makers, relax!
List-makers, relax!

Hands up if you are a list-maker! I gather there are quite a few of us out there. Don’t you love the feeling of when a plan comes together? You have made the list, set out the program, planned the date and everything is going according to plan. You are loving the feeling of being... » read more

Every thread counts
Every thread counts

When I fell pregnant with my first baby, I wanted to give her a gift. I chose a very cute teddy bear cross-stitch pattern, bought the required threads, needles and accessories and began to stitch. By the end of my pregnancy, I had finished my project. What began as a few threads of tiny coloured... » read more

No time for accusations
No time for accusations

Can you hear it? That nag-nag-nagging? “You can’t do that,” it says. “You’re not good enough. You’ll never be able to accomplish what you set out to do so why try? Just give up now.” Bullying is one of my pet-hates. Whether it is in a school yard, one sibling to another, or an adult... » read more

FIFO
FIFO

With the constant struggle to find employment on the Coast, it seems there is a growing number of families who have husbands and loved ones working in Fly In Fly Out jobs otherwise known as FIFO. FIFO is a means to transport employees to mining or construction sites without having to relocate the families. Many... » read more

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

Have you ever had a plan for life or something you really felt was God’s plan for your life? We dream, plan, design, act and work towards this end, and hope that one day it will be so. Well, sometimes things just don’t turn out the way we plan. Five years ago all our ducks,... » read more

For the Love of Coffee
For the Love of Coffee

Since the establishment of the first Buderim coffee farms in the 1870s, which soon became Queensland’s leading coffee growing area by 1911, the Sunshine Coast seems to have had an ongoing love affair with the bitter bean. Over time, however, the farms have slowly disappeared, but not our love for coffee. With each cup improving... » read more

‘Please God, don’t take my daughter’
‘Please God, don’t take my daughter’

In 2007, there were 257 drowning deaths in Australia. On Sunday morning of the 14th January 2007, Ruby Fletcher would have became one of those statistics if it were not for the quick thinking and actions of her father. It was an easy Sunday morning. Darren and Gee had just been to church and were... » read more

It’s the Word that Makes the Difference
It’s the Word that Makes the Difference

Rock n roll stages and newspaper pages – there’s not a lot of difference between the hearts of writers and brothers Peter and Mark Furler. Entering the Furler household is like receiving a warm hug. Their puppy yaps with excitement and Julie usually has the jug boiling ready for a cup of coffee to accompany a good... » read more

So…What hope do we have?
So…What hope do we have?

Someone recently asked me, “if there was one verse in the Bible you could give to your children to remember, what would it be?” Well, I thought about this and decided that there were just so many to choose from. The Bible as a whole gives the best picture of God’s wonderful love for us... » read more

Downton Abbey and a trip through another age…
Downton Abbey and a trip through another age…

Deuteronomy 11:19 ‘Teach them (God’s words) to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up‘. Horse-drawn carriages, glamorous costumes, the grandeur of the old buildings, a slower pace of life, an era we never lived in –... » read more

You will not do this alone
You will not do this alone

As we waited for the paramedics to arrive, my daughter clutched my shoulders as she struggled for breath. A very bad reaction to a migraine was having a spiraling effect on her. The instructions from the call centre were to keep her calm. I wanted to cry as I looked at her white frightened, clammy... » read more

Super storm Sandy’s battle-scars
Super storm Sandy’s battle-scars

As if almost in an instant, their worlds were turned upside down. Super storm Sandy tore through the suburbs and cities of the U.S. eastern coast leaving devastation and destruction in its path. Even the warnings given could not prevent the event from happening, but could only hope to prepare some in advance for what... » read more

Let Your Light Shine
Let Your Light Shine

My seven-year-old son recently brought me to tears. Although as toddlers, my children have brought me close to tears by using my brand new lipstick to draw pictures on the mirror, or painting the walls with nappy cream or pouring litres of milk on my white carpet, this time was different. These were tears that... » read more

My Neighbour – Mother Teresa
My Neighbour – Mother Teresa

‘Lots of times when you live in a country where you have everything, you don’t learn those special lessons of what it is like to not have everything, to have to make do.‘ – Dorothy Sherman. ​As I wandered down the pathway past a meticulously cut miniature hedge, that hemmed in a beautifully kept flowering... » read more

He lifted up our car!
He lifted up our car!

For Father’s Day this year, my husband (along with most other fathers in our circle of friends) received the Avengers movie, much to the excitement of our children. Super heroes are big in our house, with costumes galore and heroic acts often being performed on our deck. It reminded me of a conversation between two... » read more