3 American National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

Going on an American road trip has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl and last month this dream came to pass. A dear friend of mine and I packed our bags, jumped on a plane and flew to LA where we hired an RV that we would call home for the next 3 weeks. With every hour that passed as we were driving, the environment around us changed drastically. Our eyes were truly opened to the diversity, greatness and creativity of God!

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Never Underestimate the Power of Walking

Have you ever wondered why the promise land was won by a group of people, slowly walking around the walls of Jericho? In Joshua 6 we find the account of the people of Israel finally taking the promise land and it wasn’t by war or battle, it was won by worship and walking. I thought this was so unusual until God showed me the powerful disciplines that the Israelites learnt in the slow walk of the wilderness.

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The Devil Wears Fast Fashion

Love in action does not look like buying into the production of fast fashion when you are aware of the impacts it has on garment workers and communities, not just in the third world. We have choice. We have the freedom to choose between endless products. We drive the consumer demand of products and our shopping habits determine the future of fashion trade.

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Asha Grudzinskas
How to Find Peace in Him

Have you ever wondered, “I thought I’d have my life together by now…”, “Is this what I’m meant to be doing?”  or perhaps ever thought, “Am I going in the right direction?” or “Am I doing enough?”. I recently pondered these questions, and found myself instantly stressed because without realizing it, I was trying to find affirmation in what I was doing, rather than who God has called me to be.

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The Potter's Wheel

The Potter sat at break of day,
And gazed upon His chosen clay,
Then they began - the clay and He,
The dance of life, on spinning wheel.
With gentle hand and watchful eye,
The Potter caused the clay to rise.
But what is shapeless mound of grey?
So dance they must and so they stay. 

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How to Treat a Scar

Scars are amongst the most hated things in the world - some physical, some emotional. People's desperate desire to wipe away a scar earns millions for many industries. Scars are treated with contempt. I have a few scars to show - childhood falls, stray ones from the occasional zit, cooking mishaps and more recently, a large scar from a surgery. Then there are the emotional scars - various shapes, sizes and really too many to list out.

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The Power of Pre-Determined Decisions

Do you know that feeling of when you’re driving somewhere new and you’re running late for a really important meeting, or a dinner reservation you know you’ll lose if you don't get there on time? It’s stressful!! But then all of sudden you’re given a burst of confidence, because you googled the route before you left home and you know EXACTLY where you are going.

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Finding Hope in Disappointment

In my final year of high school we would pray the Serenity Prayer daily. It guided us throughout the ups and downs of the tests and challenges that would come our way. It is funny how simple memories come back to guide us in the years to follow. Six years on, the beginning of 2017, a new year and ultimately a new fresh start, I found myself disappointed with God.

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