Starting a business as a young woman… There is definitely a lot that I can say about that. When asked to write about that topic, I thought maybe I will give a motivating word on how to “just do it”. But I’m sure you can search #motivation on Instagram and find enough there for days, so instead I am just going to give you a little quote from one of my biggest inspirations...Read More
I don’t belong. Harriet looked over to where the other women in the church were sitting, as a feeling of inadequacy washed over her like a bucket of cold water. It was a feeling that was all too familiar. She remembered this same feeling as a child, when she wasn’t able to move like the other children could—her body wouldn’t let her. She doubted how valuable and important she actually was to anyone.Read More
Recently I had the privilege of travelling to Sri Lanka alongside Ps Richard and Kate Forsyth and Ps Chris Pringle for the 10th Year Anniversary of Child Action Lanka. Child Action Lanka is an organisation run by Ps Deborah and Dilshan Edirisinghe, Pastors of C3 Kandy. Their vision is to see "the next generation off the streets" and they are indeed seeing this vision come to pass.Read More
About 15 months ago we found out we were expecting child number seven. To say we were shocked was an understatement we really thought we were done (yes we do know how it works). All of a sudden our car and house were going to be to small. The how is this going to work thought came to mind... but in that moment I chose to activate faith.Read More
The Everywoman Gathering is major event on the C3 Youth Calendar and is a time we regard with extreme importance, encouraging every girl to register and experience conference. It is priceless for our youth to gather as part of the wider church and experience worship and the word amongst a multigenerational gathering. We must also recognize the importance of nourishing the souls of our girls and teaching them to value their femininity and God given destiny as daughters of His house.Read More
I have been a full time artist for over 3 years now and I never thought it would be possible to be a successful artist and have constant work coming in. It hasn’t always been that easy. I studied at the National Art School when I first left high school and then I studied fashion design and business because I thought there was no way I would be able to make money from being an artist. After working in the fashion industry for over 4 years, I knew something needed to shift as I was getting nowhere and there was no ease and flow with what I was doing. I did a few painting commissions over the years and had 2 at the start of 2013 when I decided to quite everything and become a full time artist.Read More
Amanda and her husband Kristian are the founders and owners of The Honest Jones, a creative studio based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The Honest Jones is about creative work in its purest form; clean but not overly polished. Work that has depth, but not unnecessarily complicated. It is constantly growing and refining skills, whilst experimenting and being ok with the beauty in a raw outcome. We sat down with Amanda to chat about work, life and a few things in between. Enjoy!Read More
After 4 months of ‘laying low’, today I forced myself to go back to the gym after completely overdoing it in the summer. It took mustering up all the willpower I have to sign up for tonight’s 5:30 p.m. boxing class.
To be honest, I adore the idea of doing these classes! It’s the mental image of having a feminine and unassuming demeanour (not to mention a tight + toned bod) whilst knowing that I could completely ‘hold my own’ if it ever came down to it!Read More
From a young age we are made aware of how the foods we eat affect us emotionally. Think back to being a child and the sugar high’s we would experience at a birthday party and then the tantrums we would have that evening that would drive our parents crazy. We discovered that the processed sugary foods that gave us all that energy also had adverse effects.
Out of the many factors that contribute to the development of depression, nutritional imbalances may be one of them. So what can we eat to give us energy and make us feel great all the time?Read More
Although some people have a more natural ability to create, everyone is creative! I’ve been in conversations with people who say, ‘I was just walking along and I had a vision/thought/idea,’ and have also had people say to me, ‘Well, I don’t know how you song write, I haven’t got a creative bone in my body.’ As we get more soaked in this sensory overload world of Social Media, I hope that you don’t pass off the idea of being a ‘Creative’ and leave it for the Artists, Songwriters, Designers & Photographers; in reality YOU are creative.Read More
So the other day I was coming home from a workout and stopped off to get a coffee from the little place corner. It’s a pretty normal ‘routine’ I like to do – I feel like it solidifies my efforts at the gym (ok, maybe going too far there!). Anyway, so I got out the car and had every intention of going straight for my coffee, but then I got a little distracted by the boutique right next door that said SALE and may as well had a sign saying ‘FREE shoes if your name is Chrissy.’ So out the window went my desire for coffee, and in came my desire for fashion and good shoes. Not to bore you with details, but I came out with a pretty smokin’ pair of sandals I’d been eying off (75% off – what a bargain!) but here’s the important part of this story…..Read More
Beautiful - This is the word I use to describe our God. In everything He creates, everything He gives, and all of who He is, is beautiful.
Radiant, majestic, beauty.Read More