Do not give up, keep fighting

It’s been eight hot, beautiful weeks here in Senegal, and although my time with Mercy Ships is coming to an end for now, I wanted to take another opportunity to share some more stories about what I’ve seen. Communication is one of our greatest assets as humans. Stories connect us, they inspire us and they […]

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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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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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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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The Wilderness Effect.

Finally, September. Praying and reflecting recently on what the last few years have looked like, re-reading through these posts and my own journals, have led me to a wonderful appreciation of the wilderness. But along with the appreciation, comes the memories of the hardships, fears and failures that went along with it. It got me […]

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Lessons on a Snowboard

Many things flood to mind when you’re lying face down on a table while the masseuse runs her elbow down the length of your spine, trying to kneed out the knots that have found their way into your muscles. Mostly what I am thinking of is how much these hurt, mixed with a weird bliss […]

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After a Year of Writing

Well here we are, 12 months into what I believed was just the right “next step”. It feels so long ago when I felt the stirring of the Father to start to share and to write regularly. Yet, at the same time, and as cliché as this sounds, it feels like only yesterday I was […]

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A Time For Everything – a Reflection

November looks a little different for this blog. Mostly because the month has disappeared away from me and also because I have been on nightshift for the entirety of it. It’s not that I don’t have anything meaningful to say, only that I have been reflecting on this year, and what it’s looked like, and […]

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Rest and Refresh

Very often my life is so busy, my emotions constantly stimulated by what I am seeing and who I am becoming, I feel so unmotivated to write. And then other times, like a sudden strike of lightening, new thoughts and ideas begin to build like the coming together of a summer storm. A sudden urge […]

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