Helen Brown

About Helen Brown

Helen was born in Mount Isa, the eldest of five children of Salvation Army Officers, and lived an almost nomadic life until she was fifteen. She discovered books as a preteen and read a lot, well into the night and occasionally all night. Two stories that captured her imagination were Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. Just like the heroines in these stories, she wanted to write.

A learning disability, which was not corrected until she was in her thirties, meant that schooling was a real struggle. It also meant that her dream seemed to be a distant mirage. Helen started writing poetry in her late 30's and had some poems published by the local newspaper. It was not until her late 50's that her dream of writing a book was finally realised. She now has several books published, which proves that God often takes us to places way beyond our dreams.

The struggle of raising five children and being a wife to a shearer/farmer in a small town, taught Helen a lot about life and the grace of God. During this time, she also completed her teaching degree and worked many casual jobs, in order to ensure that the farm was viable.

Today, she still lives on the farm in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. She blogs at The Helen Brown Collection.
20 08, 2020

I’m Not Doomed

By |2020-08-19T23:09:40+10:00August 20th, 2020|Faith|0 Comments

The tears ran down my face. My brain had locked onto a conspiracy theory. This Covid-19 virus was made to just get rid of the old people in our society. If it worked, imagine how much money governments around the world would save. While I’m ...read more

4 08, 2020


By |2020-08-01T13:17:51+10:00August 4th, 2020|Faith|0 Comments

Are you searching for wisdom in our current world? “Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will ...read more

14 04, 2020

A Test Taste

By |2020-04-07T13:28:33+10:00April 14th, 2020|Australia, Faith|0 Comments

Do you like to taste-test your cooking before you have finished the whole thing? I admit to being guilty of this. Since social distancing has become law in this country, things haven’t changed very much for us. We are emerging slowly from the drought, where ...read more

9 04, 2020

God’s Quiet Voice

By |2020-04-04T20:06:16+11:00April 9th, 2020|Authors, Faith|3 Comments

One night, as I try to sleep, I hear a neighbour's cows calling for their calves. The owner must have separated them during the day. The tone is one of distress, and while they are a long way away, the noise carries across the miles ...read more

10 03, 2020


By |2020-03-10T11:29:01+11:00March 10th, 2020|Australia, Authors, Faith|2 Comments

What a wonderful sound! Rain falling on the roof! It is a sound that we are hearing often again now. The brown landscapes that we have been looking at for the last few years are now turning green. Trees we thought were dead are recovering, ...read more

8 01, 2020

Praying for Australia

By |2020-01-08T18:02:53+11:00January 8th, 2020|Australia, Authors, Prayer|4 Comments

I received this from my daughter Wendy Wood, so let's be clear this is not my work, this is her heartfelt prayer. Her voice should be heard: Australia is a country in crisis right now... crippling drought and wild bushfires destroying everything in their path. ...read more

5 12, 2019

How Embarrassing

By |2019-12-02T12:02:21+11:00December 5th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Faith, Prayer|0 Comments

Another month has passed by, and there is still no sign of the drought-breaking rain that is so very much needed in many parts of Australia. Does this mean that God hasn’t answered our prayers? Of course not! It seems that the answer has been ...read more

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