Harmony & Happiness

“Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.” – Jose Marti As a human being, I’ve always felt an inherent need for peace and harmony. I find it difficult when I know that I’ve offended or upset someone,…

Reflections on Easter Sunday

Today I spoke to somebody who told me that if they spoke about the fact that they loved Jesus in their home country, they and their family would not only be oppressed – they would be executed. As a young woman living in Australia, with the freedom to love my heavenly father freely and openly, this…

Angie Smith

I’ve taken a little more time off blogging for the past month or so as we settle back into work and life. I’ve really enjoyed working four days a week since I’ve finished studying. Having spare days where I don’t have to finish assignments or stress about uni is a huge blessing that I thought would never…

Food for Thought

It occurred to me tonight that I talk a fair bit about my faith here on this little corner of the internet, but I rarely happen to mention my church or the impact it’s had on my life and my growth in Christ. I’ve never known anything but church. My parents attended the church I go…

The Changing Seasons • Reflections

Times are changing… As I sat on a Sydney train yesterday for an hour and a half, diary open on my lap, pen between my teeth and mind all over the place, I had the sudden realisation that this year is one of the most uncertain years of my life so far. Never have I…

‘Life Groups’ – A Chat with Bethany

Hello again! I hope you’re not feeling overloaded with posts this week, because I love the post that my friend Bethany has written for Simply Sweet today. I first met Bethany at a youth camp about 4 years ago, and I knew her as the cousin-of-my-friend – but over time, I’ve come to know and love her…

‘Life Groups’ – A Chat with Kiryn

I remember the first time I ever met Kiryn. She was the cheeky big sister of one of my best friends. Anjli and I were in Kindergarten, and Kiryn was in Year 2 – I distinctly remember playing in the school grounds during lunch time when Kiryn came up to me and said, ‘hey, I…

Trust & Sunsets // Cathedral Cove

In my last post I mentioned a trip that I took with a close friend. Half way through last year, we set off on what would be my very first overseas trip. While many Australians wouldn’t consider New Zealand to be an ‘overseas holiday’, I couldn’t wait to explore the new scenery, meet new people and spend…

Little Devotions: A Love That Makes My Heart Cry Out

Optional Reading: – Psalm 139 – 1 Corinthians 13 Sometimes I wonder if we can ever understand the vastness of God’s love for us. I’ve never been able to grasp the concept that our God is so big, so eternal and so present that he never wasn’t… he’s always been there, and he’s always existed….

A Decision to be Gracious

Being gracious isn’t always easy – and to be honest, it’s not always natural for me. Throughout my life I’ve too often come across as the sweet, innocent girl who over apologises and never gets offended by anything. While this is how I come across outwardly (mostly by choice), what’s going on in my heart…