No Longer a Slave to Fear

For a significant amount of my life – over 20 years – I would consider what I was doing to only be half-living. I was so paralysed by fear in my youth and childhood that I didn’t ever learn how to be independent, or in all honesty how to be me.

So why not share a little about how you became a Christian?

Drums in the band. The leader talking about porn in the service. People taking a genuine interest in who I was. These things were the big three that made me question whether church was for me, and if Christianity was relevant today. This experience happened in Vancouver, about six years ago. It was August/September 2011,…

I Am? A Battle with Identity…

Identity is such a big part of our modern day society. Recently I have gone through a huge identity change, and it’s made me think about identity on a bigger scale. In October 2016 I got married. It was an incredible day that we spent 11 months planning for. However, one thing Tom and I…

Let’s Talk About Sex…

I have just read a super interesting article called Why Men Cheat on Elle. Sex has become an answer in society – it inflates your self-worth, extends your happiness, boosts your ego, and is the cure to loneliness. Do any of these things last? No. This article is written by a man who has been tempted…

Breaking Stem, Broken Strength

I heard at church on Sunday a speaker use the analogy of a tree. That a tree grows and needs the obvious things; water, food, sunlight, carbon dioxide. However, for a tree to grow tall and strong it needs something else; wind. Without wind, a tree never grows what it needs to endure it’s growth….

Coming Together to Create Something Seen

I flit about a lot. Between tasks, between thoughts, between blogs. I have a pretty short attention span. It tends to take me months to read a book and my room is rarely tidy. I come up with dreams and imagine career plans for my future. I come up with ideas of what I want…

Church is…

Amazing. Boring. Exciting. For old people. Where Jesus moves. Where God lives. Where community happens. For Christmas. A place of acceptance. A place of judgement. LOVE. To many people, the word “church” conjures different feelings. The place means different things. Here’s what I’ve learnt (so far) – 

Be a Game Changer!

One day I was driving to work. I had taken my normal route – towards the end of the journey there is a place you can take a right turn and avoid traffic lights, which is usually a good idea in the morning. However, this one morning, I had forgotten to do that. I was…

When God Speaks

I was expectant this weekend for God to move. I was, after all, going to a conference called YA MOVEMENT, so I can’t be criticised too much for having that expectancy! On Friday night I would say I was stirred, but not moved. I could sense God wanted to speak, but there was a barrier…

Listening For God’s Voice

Listening to God is a part of Christianity that seems so weird and foreign to me. I grew up knowing that God was real, but not understanding that you can have a relationship with Him – in fact, that’s all He really wants from you. When people talk about listening to God’s voice, or how…