Poverty and Looking towards the Future.

One of the hardest realities in the world is poverty. Not only does it cripple the chance of people living a full life, it holds people back from what we would consider a ‘basic standard of living’. And the saddest reality, it that poverty isn’t caused by a lack of resources, but unfair distribution of the world’s […]

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Quit waiting, Now is living.

I cannot believe that I have been living, breathing and working on board the M/V Africa Mercy for 3 whole weeks now. Has it really be that long since I sat in Dubai and wondered about what I was doing? Oh how much I have learnt, wrestled with and found while living here in Dakar. […]

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Salut, from Senegal!

Bonjour d’Afrique de l’ouest! Officially I have been living on board the M/V Africa Mercy, docked here in Dakar, Senegal for ten days now! It has been fairly easy settling back into ship living – the tight communal living, shared bathrooms, eating in the dining hall, and steep stairs down to your cabin at night. […]

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Salut! From Dubai

It’s 0450 am here in Dubai International and I find myself, after a long time, compelled to write. Part of me is tired after spending 17 hours inside a flying tube, lost in an entertainment portal of the Avengers, Chernobyl and Tolkien. The other part of me, half way around the world, is wondering what […]

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Try Not to Complain, Now There’s a Challenge

I set a goal. I set a goal in January to complain less. I caught myself out on a number of occasions leading up to the setting of the goal that surprised me. I never saw myself as a ‘complaining’ person – someone I had defined as an annoying, self-centred, selfish wannabe who argued about […]

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Faith is not a formula

“Greater love has no one but this: that someone lay down his life for his friends” Jn 15:13 Welcome to the end of April! This week in Australia we celebrated the Easter weekend, followed by our ANZAC celebrations today. It’s been a week of reflecting and celebrating the sacrifices of others so that I might […]

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The December Season

Blogging this year has opened my eyes to see and understand that life is a journey. I have had so many moments of peace and chaos. Of fear and bravery, of speaking with truth and wisdom in one moment, and then fighting to believe those same words are true in another moment. I have fought […]

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What’s my life calling? / What if I don’t have a testimony?

As promised, this months message is all about the two questions above. This is a topic that I am passionate about, but also one that I’ve grown into in the last few years. If you’re anything like me, you’ve wondered these things because you’ve over-complicated what it means to be a follower of Christ. It […]

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Let your face shine on us

I know, I’ve been absent recently. Some of you will have noticed that I missed posts for January and February. Both months were busy, and I mean so filled to the brim, that they both flew by before I’d even realised that they’d gone. Perhaps it was because I didn’t feel inspired to write and […]

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There is Hope in the Valley

It is with great excitement I share with you another poem for November. It was many moons ago that I found myself filled with the Spirit of the Lord, reading through Ezekiel, compelled to write. I found myself, pen in hand, pouring out. A few moment later, this is what I read. If you’ve read […]

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Psalm 27

Already October? The Spring time is well and truly here, and although we have waited expectantly for it all year, it is easy to watch it fly by as life gets busy. The month for me has been a crazy one, but I was reflecting this morning on what it looks like to just be […]

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