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Jesus

The Ebb and Flow of Friendships

Friendships are strange. The space we let them occupy is constantly shifting, changing. We allow how close that space is to our heart, we choose how much to let someone in. Yet other times, friendships cross lines we don’t want them to, or they leave altogether even though we didn’t ask them to go. Being […]

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Reading

Dreaming of Armchairs

I’m saving up for a really nice armchair. Well, I could afford one now, I’m sure, but I don’t want it to feel like any other purchase; I want to wait a little bit before I buy. Also, I’m not sure whether I’d keep it in my room or in the lounge room. I like […]

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Poems

Mountain / Poem

I’m not calling you a liar I just don’t understand the truth I’m not saying you’re getting it wrong I just can’t get this mountain to move. I’m not saying you don’t care But I can’t keep walking this way I don’t think you’ve thought this through You keep telling this mountain to stay. As […]

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Writing

A Creative Morning

A cup of tea. This is where it starts. The day, I mean. Or, a blog post. This morning it’s Chai. Tomorrow it could be Russian Caravan. Or Australian Afternoon. Or Chai, again. Some mornings begin with communion. My Mum sent me some pages of a book about it, and as we’re not able to […]

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Reading

April 2020 Reading

My reading has definitely slowed down. I still have a goal of reading 100 books this year, but with libraries closed, it is difficult. I don’t own any books I haven’t read before, so numerous reads this month were rereads. I do have some books coming in the mail which I’m incredibly excited for; five […]

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Poems

Today / Poem

The day was golden, If a bit insecure. The sky was hopeful of the dawn to follow. When no light was left The rain bled through the cracks in the stars And we thirsted no more. Our dreams became the new day, Expectant. The sun rose upon the grass, The grass that held drops of […]

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Writing

inspiration frustration

Being creative is difficult. I always want a finished product, but I do not always want to go through the process of completing it. There is so much information out there, related to learning or building a habit or making something. With writing, I think the advice I hear the most is something like: you […]

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Writing

questions asked during my (almost) daily walks.

1 / How did that guy plait his beard so loosely? 2 / No, really, how is that holding together? 3 / Have I seen that couple before? 4 / Why is that man not wearing a shirt? 5 / Why do I want to use this play equipment now that I’m not allowed to? […]

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Poems

Gold / Poem

The jeans are grass stains from a day of rolling down hills Ripped on the fence we climbed over To escape the terror we created in our own minds. When we walk barefoot Your toe catches the seashells and they break from your weight. The moon is full A face of smiles You can only […]

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Jesus

open my eyes

There is a tree outside my bedroom window. It’s full of blooming, vibrant purple flowers. It’s the brightest purple I’ve seen in my life. (The photo attached does not do the flowers justice when the sun is hitting them in the morning. They absolutely glow.) I love opening my window every morning, I love that […]