It’s Worth Finally Becoming Yourself

If you were around in the 90’s you would know the infamous bee girl ‘Heather DeLoach’ from Blind Melon’s 1992 ‘No rain’ music video. This is arguably, one of the most iconic videos of 90’s pop culture. ‘No Rain’ was penned by bass player Brad Smith prior to forming the band. The video, directed by Samuel Bayer, well and truly helped catapult Blind Melon into recognition. I was thinking of the Bee girl today, tap dancing to the beat of...

Listen… Can You Hear It?

I love the movie ‘August Rush’. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a young boy who named Evan who lives in a children’s home. Without giving too much away the story intertwines his incredible love for music and the search for his birth parents. At the beginning of the film we find him standing in an open field in a moment of pure joy, listening to the world around him. I love the line from this scene.  “Listen. Can...

Cyclone Gita

This is what I posted on Facebook Tuesday evening as we got ready for the storm.   A rushed photo of the sky tonight from the supermarket carpark. Along with many others, I was preparing for Cyclone Gita. It was like the end of the world in there. The bread and water had all but disappeared. Parents frantically filled their trolleys while their little ones giggled and ran playfully up and down the aisles. Others walked around on mobile phones...

30 Day Habits & Keeping The Balance

They say it takes 21-30 days to create a new habit. After 47 days I think this one must have stuck. I’ve written 47 posts this year already. That’s 9 more than I wrote last year and it’s only February.  The whole point of writing daily for me was to practise in public. I’m not great at long-term habits so I need some accountability. But don’t we all! I’ve found that now I feel a bit twitchy if I don’t...

Church – Are We Bound To Our Routine?

I wonder what would happen on Sunday morning if God said to the church ‘Throw out your plans. Today, we are doing something different. I’ve got something better in mind’. I wonder if we could roll with that? What if he asked us to leave the building and go out into the community? Or to pray all morning for healing? Or to go and hang out with each other and share our stories? Could we do it? Or are we...