‘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…

Our Engagement Story

We pulled up on the side of the road and I looked up to the small park where we went on our first date. Between the two old fig trees on the grassy hill I could see the warm glow of lights in the darkness and bouncing off the leaves. “Peter,” I said, “we can’t…

More Than a Seat • A Little Story

Hello, and welcome to my study break! This week has been absolute insanity – it’s my 21st birthday in the next little while, I have 4 assignments left (2 of them due tonight!) and tomorrow will be my last day at university – EVER! Where have the past 3 years gone? Today I just wanted to share…

Stop Devaluing Yourself

Recently, a few people have asked me about this blog. What is it? What do you write about? Why do you do it? It’s very easy to devalue the things that we do. I’m never quite sure how to respond to these questions – what is Simply Sweet? I suppose it’s a lifestyle blog with…

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…

My Card Collection // The Art of Letter Writing

For me, there is almost nothing more satisfying than sealing and stamping an envelope. Equally, I love the anticipation that comes with checking the letterbox, ripping open a letter and reading it two, or three times over because it’s just so nice. I’m a serial card collector – no, seriously. Somewhere in my wardrobe is a little…

Don’t Forget Your Girlfriends!

We’ve all heard the story, or felt the feeling. Girl meets boy, flirting ensues, girl’s time get’s taken up and, well… her friends can pretty much say goodbye. She doesn’t have time for coffee, or chatting, or any of the things she used to do with her friends. Having a boyfriend is lovely, don’t get me…

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….

When You Can’t Sleep, Blog – 100 Happy Days

Why is it that when you’re most tired, you can’t sleep? Today (or tonight rather), I’m most thankful for days that make you tired. Days that aren’t boring – days that mean you’re blessed enough to have a university education, even if it consumes more energy than you have left in the tank. As much as…