100 Days & the ‘I Do’s!

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. – Winnie the Pooh I never saw myself as an ‘adventurer’, but looking back, our relationship has been quite the journey – I expect every relationship is, in its own way. With 100 days until our wedding day, I couldn’t believe…

Our Engagement Party!

I thought I’d pop onto the blog today to give you a little update on our wedding, and the celebrations we had over the weekend! A lot of people talk about the engagement period being a stressful time of life, but I have to say that I’ve found it to be a real blessing, and…

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…

My Writing Journey

I suppose it all starts with books. Sometimes I find it really hard to read good books. I went through a period of a couple of years in high school where I would get no further than two or three pages into a novel before closing the cover and opening my laptop to start my…

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….

Family Fun – 100 Happy Days

A very rare circumstance occurred today, where almost all of my extended family gathered together in my house to celebrate an event together. With a few little cousins, a few bigger ones, my aunts, family’s boyfriend and girlfriend, and all but 1 of my grandparents in the same house, it’s safe to say that it…

Welcome to Simply Sweet!

Hey! Welcome to my new blog. My name’s Lauren, and I’ve been blogging fairly consistently for about 2 years on other blogging sites — but I’ve decided that it’s about time to take on a new project that I’m passionate about! I have a current blog that I will continue to write on – you…