Grateful Just Doesn’t Convey It

Grateful Just Doesn’t Convey It

Wretched Wretched Sinner Am I Wretched, wretched me Granted favour by a God unseen Unlovely Unlovely Sinner Am I Unlovely, unlovely me Loved by the man I hung on a tree Lifeless Lifeless Sinner Am I Lifeless, lifeless me Pulled from the depths with Christ’s victory Freely Freely Righteous I’m made Freely, freely I soar … Continue reading

Not My Face, But Yours

Not My Face, But Yours

The other day I read an article that promised tips on one-income living in a two-income world. I felt a little bit silly afterward for thinking the article might have been about giving up those items we really can live without. What shocked me was not that we’re a two-income society that loves haircuts, new … Continue reading

In Light of the Stars so Pretty

In Light of the Stars so Pretty

The poem goes, that in a pea green boat The Owl and the Pussy-cat  started to float With plenty of money And their wrapped up honey Under the stars so pretty But why, no one wondered; how that old bird Charmed a pretty cat by repeating the words ‘Pussy, you are…you are’ While strumming his … Continue reading

How come he gets to obliterate my history?

How come he gets to obliterate my history?

To a disheartened, cranky feminist , I’m sorry that your social [media] life has been hindered by my recent name change. I’m not going to pretend to be  some highly educated, jet-setting, corporate ladder climbing woman. In fact, I’m probably almost the opposite – I don’t have a degree, I’m not well known, and I’m quite … Continue reading

Finding Hope at the Festival

Finding Hope at the Festival

This weekend is Buddha’s birthday and the celebrations are in full swing – a festival is starting to bustle right outside my workplace door. For a religion based on the teachings of one man who came to be called ‘enlightened one,’ or ‘Buddha’ who, after seven years spent travelling as an ascetic, came to realise … Continue reading

Serious Christians are the Social Christians

Serious Christians are the Social Christians

Attention fellow Christians: Have you ever wondered whether you spend too much time socialising with your Christian family and not enough time talking with them about spiritual stuff?  Hmm..Interesting. That was my response when my brother-in-law shared his recent musings.   If your initial response to the question was something along the lines of ‘oh come ON’ or ‘you’ve GOT to be kidding’… just … Continue reading

Beware: The Barreness Of A Busy Life

Beware: The Barreness Of A Busy Life

If you’re the kind of person who has your calendar booked out two months in advance and can’t even squeeze in a few minutes for a phone call this week, maybe you can relate.. We max out our calendars with so many things. We try and please everyone.  Oh..I wasn’t really that busy anyway. I … Continue reading

Unfair Justice

Unfair Justice

Recently I read through the book of Jonah. I thought Jonah was an interesting book, because it has a really weird ending. It ends with an angry Jonah sitting in the sun. That’s it. God has saved an entire city of people from being destroyed and Jonah is sitting outside having a sulk. Uhh..Is there a problem? … Continue reading

Free In Christ

Free In Christ

I’m like so many Christian people out there. I’ve spent the majority of my life struggling to be perfect, striving for God’s approval, hoping for the admiration and good opinion of others. I heard the gospel from a young age and joined the family of Christ when (I think) I was 9 years old. If you’re not sure what … Continue reading

The Mocking of Muhammad and the Condemning of Christ

The Mocking of Muhammad and the Condemning of Christ

Something to think over if you’re reading about the Islamic riots going on around the world: The Mocking of Muhammad and the Condemning of Christ While I understand that many Muslim leaders condemn violent protests (and also that there are fundamentalist groups of Christians who give the entire religion a bad name, but that’s another topic altogether), there is … Continue reading

Birthday Books

Birthday Books

My wonderfully sweet nephew is turning 6 next week and is really into reading chapter books. I’ve really been getting into online shopping recently..so thanks to The Book Depository ,  birthday present is complete (minus the letter telling him how much i love him and miss him and blah blah blah)! When I was younger I so loved reading books … Continue reading

Learning From James – Chapt 2

Learning From James – Chapt 2

Just quickly, here are my thoughts from Chapter 2: 1. Making distinctions between people (including fellow Christians) based on their social class, what they wear, where they work, how attractive they are or how socially comfortable they are is not ok. I think in churches we do this without realising. Using my own church as an example, a … Continue reading

Learning from James – Chapt 1

Learning from James – Chapt 1

My computer studies teacher in high school used to use the book of James as a punishment for misbehaving. Anyone in his detention class knew that their lunch time was going to consist of writing the entire book over and over and over..(this is the same teacher who spent a whole year teaching the class how … Continue reading

i love myself and that’s all that matters.

Over the past two years and particularly in the last few months, I have been confronted by the selfishness of my nature and the extent of the affect it has on others. I want to approach my selfish attitudes in a godly and Christ-like way by bringing them out of darkness and into light. My aim is to grow more like … Continue reading

Facts About Me

1. Child of God 2. Engaged to be married to the kindest man in the world. 3. Long-time sufferer of middle child syndrome (number 5 of 7). 4. Full-time worker. 5. Lover of good coffee. 6. Introverted extrovert. 7. Book lover. 8. Chocolate.Caramel.Chocolate.Caramel. 9. Sinner. 10. Saved by grace.