The Best Kitchen Tea You Ever Did See!

There was everything from toilet paper wedding dresses, to a pre-recorded video from the groom to more sweet treats than 30 people could eat in a month. Almost everything was a surprise (except the date & time!) and I was completely blown away as we arrived at a close friend’s parents’ house, where they had strung…

Wedding + Engagement Updates!

Peter took this picture of my ring earlier this year while we were in Munich, Germany. For me, pictures evoke feeling even more than words, and just seeing this photo fills me with so much excitement for the future and emotional memories about the night we got engaged (which now feels like a lifetime ago)!…

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…

What’s so Good about Good Friday? – 100 Happy Days

Whether you believe in the Easter story or not, it wouldn’t be stupid to ask why ‘Good Friday’ is good. I mean, think about it. A perfect man who has healed, restored, fed, loved and spread good news gets beaten, abused and finally nailed to a cross. And then he dies as people point, laugh…

Vanuatu Mission: Part 3

The next day was a Sunday, and we went back to the church in the morning for a particularly special service. 7 of the local churches were joining together to celebrate the end of the year –  some of the women had told me about it the day before, and explained what they were planning…

Vanuatu Mission: Part 2

After a few hours of waiting and enjoying a beautiful Vila sunset, we headed back to the airport and took a propellor plane to the island of Espiritu Santo. To my great surprise, the plane was bigger than I expected, and I really enjoyed it despite it being completely dark outside. Sam came and picked…