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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Tasmania. Famous for its pristine wilderness, the island state is an adventure seekers paradise and home to some of Australia's best kept travel secrets.
Here I will share with you my 'Must see' destinations. The secret is out!
Do you ever sometimes feel a little bit bored reading your bible, or a bit ‘out of touch’? You feel like you’re not inspired or motivated to read your bible or pray… I know I certainly do! However, I have found ways that have helped me to stir up that passion again and I hope you can too with what I have to share today.Read More
American scholar and author Brene Brown (who is also my favourite social worker) wisely states “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude”.
I find it is so easy in the busyness of daily life to feel overwhelmed or ineffective. In a time where distraction is constant, it is paramount for us to focus on what is in front of us and to place priority on the things we have been set to do.Read More
When I was in Indonesia, a man who had committed his entire life to serving God in a slum shared with me how he never wanted the “white picket fence” version of Christianity. From there I embarked on a journey to discover what that actually looks like, gathering the ideas of believers in the bible and from those living in some of the hardest places to be a Christian today.Read More
Do you ever feel that you haven’t responded well to a person or a situation? You know there was a better outcome that could have been achieved. Or do you feel frustrated that conversations often end in conflict when your intention was to bring breakthrough or positive change?Read More
At the end of 2016, I found myself completely exhausted. Mentally and physically drained by a year of stretching professionally in both positive and negative directions. Spiritually, however, God was my rock and I was determined to ‘not be shaken’ by whatever circumstances came my way.Read More
The hardest and most rewarding lesson I’ve learnt in life so far is trusting God’s timing in my life. This is equally thrilling and terrifying. I never feel entirely equipped to carry out God’s mission. But we all are. There are many (so many) moments where I’ve completely underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit and His role in my life and how He always meets me when I take steps out of my comfort zone.Read More
Gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, soy free, nut free, meat free, sugar free, fat free, carb free… the list goes on. It seems as though our diets are more restrictive as we become more aware of what is best for our bodies. Whilst I admit I am guilty of at least three of the above, I wanted to share with you the importance of adding value to our health, not just taking elements away.Read More