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The Art of Deciding

Sometimes you have to decide you can. That’s my sentence for the day. Sometimes you have to decide you can. Some things in life come down to reason, and there are reasonable blockages keeping you from something. But what I’m learning is sometimes it’s the ‘simple’ matter of deciding you can. When I first started […]

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The Art of Repeating

This afternoon, I was lying on a grassy hill for a few hours, just lying in the sun. I was resting on my own, enjoying God’s creation, which I don’t do nearly enough. I was singing, and what was stuck in my head was a song bridge that I just kept repeating. It goes like […]

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The Art of Soaking

Tonight I sat in the lounge room alongside three good friends of mine at our mentors’ house. We were just chatting, sitting there by a fire with candles around and good music, when one of our mentors began talking about ‘soaking’. The concept is simple. You sit, for as long as you like, and listen […]

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The Art of Asking

I didn’t used to like asking questions, mainly in a school context. I didn’t want to be the person who asked the ‘wrong’ question when they should’ve known the answer already, which I’m pretty sure has happened to everyone. And it’s kind of terrifying. But what I’ve learnt is to ask questions, and ask as […]

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The Art of Loving

Not that long ago, I was listening to a missionary speak about her job. And it wasn’t ‘to convert people’. It was to love them. And in that, people see the love of Jesus. Because as people, we don’t have the capacity to love that much on our own. How could we? So often the […]

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The Art of Being Protected

Sometimes feeling like you have nothing to fear, I’ve found, can be bad, because the reason you’re not fearing could be because you feel in control, and sometimes you can feel in control based on your own strength rather than God’s. On land, in many situations, I feel safe because I haven’t been in many […]

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Hearing ‘That’ Song (part 2) / Playlist

Not that long ago, I wrote a post that listed twenty of my top memory songs. Well, now we have part two; the part where I give you the list of my top twenty Christian memory songs. Get excited, peeps; this is a playlist I will always love. 1/ What a Beautiful Name (Hillsong Worship) […]