The Musings of Bek Curtis

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Departing Love

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Musings | 2 comments

Departing Love

Tonight this mama’s heart is burgeoning with an eclectic mix of  excitement, anxiety, joy and sadness- none of which I was entirely anticipating. Tomorrow, our firstborn child aka Captain Responsible or Master Maturity departs for his longest stint away from home, and his first of hopefully many overseas adventures; a mission trip to Cambodia with his school.

Throughout these last fifteen years I’ve  come to realise that motherhood is simply (oh the oxymoron that is the word ‘simply’ in this context) a perpetual journey of learning to love wholeheartedly; whilst simultaneously letting go.
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Parenting Tips; because apparently the Internet needs more of these…

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Musings | 0 comments

Parenting Tips; because apparently the Internet needs more of these…

I received the invitation from my friend Brett ‘Fish’ Anderson (please check out his amazing and diverse blog; Irresistibly Fish, you will not be disappointed) , to contribute an article to his series on Parenting, whilst I was smack bang in the middle of hosting my own magnificent personal pity party, all in honour of my perceived parental failure. So my initial response to the email was not exactly enthusiastic, more along the lines of: ‘OH HECK NO! What advice can I offer anyone?’

As the night progressed, and the drama around me settled, it became obvious that I needed to at least try and write something. The lie that I can’t contribute, just because my life hasn’t reached perfect equilibrium was designed to keep me, us, inactive and bound by our own insecurity, and I’m so done listening to lies!
So here’s 4 parenting tips that have worked for our family. I make no claims to be an expert, I’ve never read a single parenting book, nope, not one, ever! All I can offer is my life experience thus far, and a few things I’ve managed to learn whilst trying not to fall off this rickety old parenting roller-coaster.
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Where The Bonds Children Lay

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Musings, Prophecy | 0 comments

Where The Bonds Children Lay

I haven’t released a corporate prophetic word in a while. And while this one is technically corporate, it’s certainly not generic and won’t be for all of you, in fact I think it will only be for a few, that’s not to say it’s some ‘exclusive’ word, simply that we are all called to the same path, we just have different companions on the way and our pit stops differ.
So if this strikes a chord within your spirit, a recognition of calling, then I encourage you to sit with it and ask God what the carrying out of this will look like for you- as you should with all prophetic words. Question it, weigh it, test it, we are not meant to be mindless robots.

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My Answer to the Question No One Asked

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Musings | 0 comments

My Answer to the Question No One Asked

A couple of months ago I did an online aptitude test, it was recommended as a tool to help highlight my strengths and weaknesses. HA! Like I need help with that, my weaknesses are oh so very apparent without the need for a test!
However, in a revelation that I did not see coming, another weakness was revealed, a rather troubling one.
The test concluded, not gently, that I lacked purpose.

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