Love, Abba (a letter)

Dear wonderful child, Oh, how I love you!How I love waking you up in the morning.How I love tucking you in at night.You’re my most prized creation.You will always be enough for me.You never have to earn my love.My grace is enough for you.You are always perfect in my eyes.Your identity is in Me, and…

Australian Food & Candy Review!

The following pictures are just a few traditional candies / snacks & street foods that I tried during the past year of living in Australia, and I just wanted to share them here to encourage you to try new foods in a different country.And, if you’re planning a trip to the land down under soon,…

Living Vulnerably

1 year ago… To go backTo the momentWhere it was simpleWhen trust was easyOh, to get closer to that Now… To liveA life of vulnerabilityIn communion In the garden To abideIn your presenceEverydayWhere nothing Must be proven To liveIn your loveIn daily communion In a life of vulnerability With you That’s what I strive forEverydayTo…

Growing Pains…

Painfulhurt surfaces Brokenpiecesfall Brick walls crumble Soft hearts shatter Deep tears fade Growthis happening Sometimes growth is painful, and difficult.. but, that’s how we know we are growing properly! Growing pain is the result of muscles being stretched and pulled in new and different ways; and when we realize how good it is, we can…

Wednesdays Across TimeZones

So, me and my sister both have YouTube channels, and a few days ago, we were talking and we decided it would be cool to document our typical Wednesdays, to see the differences between Wednesday, February 3 in Canada v.s. Australia.Also, keep in mind that we live very different lives. So, while being a typical…

An Overwhelmed Heart

“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock.” it’s beenwella month..but it’s feltlikea year! i’ve been searching i’ve been learningi’ve been leaningi’ve been reaching andit hasexhausted mebut with youi knowit wasall so worthitbecause althoughi feel defeatedfrustratedconfusedalonelosti look upbecausei knowthat you’ve waitedso longfor meto cometo youfor meto learnto leanon you so now i comewith…

Godly Expectations Released

What can I do?How can I live rightly?When will it be enough? You’ve probably asked yourself these questions before (at least once).Well, here’s a poem with the answer to how you can truly fulfill God’s expectations: There’s nothingyou can do.It will neverbe enough. Stop placing overwhelmingexpectations on yourselfto please Godand others. He never expectsanything –…

New Year, Same God

good yearbad yearglobal pandemicglobally travelingthrough it allHe remains “what if I gave it all?” this year“could I be a worthy sacrifice?” deserving of love this yeari’m leaving it all behindlast yeari learned so muchi’m readyto sit at the tablewith youi want to partake in your communion “with bread as your body” the bread of life“and…

The Moon Keeps Shinning!

As I sit hereunder the starsstarring at the moonwatching the clouds go bylistening to my best friendI can’t helpbut be intriguedby the metaphor in front of mein the brightnessof the moon It just keeps shinningno matter how darkthe clouds getor how many clouds cover itit never dims it’s light That’s the metaphor And that’s what…

Simpler Times…

wishingdreaminghopingforsimpler timesto come backwhen everythingwas so much bettercan we rewindto those timesthe memories are fadingI can’t rememberwhat it used to be likeI just wanna go backto those momentswhere no cares were hadand no pain was feltthe moments when everythingseemed perfectwhat happened to that perfectionto that bliss where did those moments gowhen did the pain get…

I See You…

Dear beautiful child, I see youYou are worthyI love youYou are perfectI am for youYou are not alone Child, you’re beautifulYou’re wonderfully madeAnd when I formed youI made no mistakesI’ve always adored youAnd nothing has changed I see youEven when you can’t Just look to meThrough my eyesYou will seeThe world and you Child, you’re…

A Flower Under Water

DrowningSuffocatingBut stillBeautiful FlourishingUnder the weightAnd pressureOf the waves In the darknessOf the unknownRemaining strongAnd steadfast Never giving upThrough all the battlesAlways fightingAnd standing tall Learning to breatheAgainUnder the crushingWaves Rising upAgain and againAttack after attackEmbracing authority Thanks for reading! I hope this inspired you to keep fighting, no matter how many battles come your way….

These Dry Bones Will Live!

His mighty hand Brought me outAnd His SpiritSit me downIn the middleOf the valley Surrounded by dry bonesHe led me outHe breathed His lifeAnd they came alive He sent His SpiritRevealed Himself as YahwehAnd won the battle These dry bonesHave come aliveBy His graceHe has risenThese dry bones Thanks for reading! -LiveFor adventure! 🙂 This…

I’ll be Everything!

So,You feel like you’re drowning, Can’t seem to surface,Without fighting it,Just try surrendering. So,Your heart is heavy, I know,Everything is dark now,But just know,I am here now. So,Keep rising up,You are surfacing,Keep making it through,You are getting closer. So,Listen to my voice,Watch me move,Unexpected things, Start to happen when,You trust me,In the mystery. Please know,I…

Just Who He Is!

LovingCompassionateGraciousTrustingCaringPerfectHopeFaithfulSinless . . . That’s just who He isThat’s why We call HimAbba Father He cameBefore usAndHe won’t Leave us Nothing we doCould stop HimFrom loving us That is justWho He is . . . We areBrokenHurtSinfulLostFaithlessAloneHopeless But He helps usBecome Like Him EntirelyWhole Thanks for reading!I hope this post reminded you that when you…

Start over…

I’m not afraidof starting overbecause I knowan amazing Godthat always forgivesand always gives unlimited second chances. I don’t fear the starting linebecause I know a perfect Godthat deserves allmy fears, failuresand future anxieties. I have joyin new daysbecause I know a joyful Godthat makes plansfor all my days before me. I’m not afraidto start againbecause…

Hello October!

So, it’s been a month since I’ve made the commitment to stay in Australia for 2 years, and I’ve already been learning so much! A few weeks ago, I read this book called “With” by Skye Jethani, and felt like it was really relevant for this new season I’m stepping into, so I decided to…

At the centre of it all…

When we keep GodAt the centreGood things happen Feeling far awayIs the resultOf imbalance The balance of lifeWill inevitably tipIf we take God off centre Life becomes a gameA balancing actOf keeping God centered It’s a confusing gameWe think it’s difficultBut it doesn’t even take much effort Life with GodAt the centreIs the simplest life…

Office Job…

Sitting hereThinkingSpinning aroundIn this chairAt this deskMy desk?WritingThese wordsOn paperTo process lifeTypingSomething randomTo look busyDoing homeworkFeelingWeird and confusedAskingSo many questionsAbout the futureGod, how did I get here?WaitingFor an answerIn the meantimeI continueTo sit hereAt this deskLearningTo be professional Thanks for reading!That poem was inspired by my current “job” here in Australia. It’s kind of a…

Cafe Saturday

Sitting hereStarring out Into the cityFrom this cafeI can’t help But thinkHow GodDid I Get here? Just a randomSaturday in winterHere in AustraliaWithSo many visionsSo many dreamsSo many plansJust chasing GodWith my lifeAnd so farHe has neverLet me downAndHere I amJust sitting hereIn His presenceIn the comfortIn the loveIn the protectionOf my Father He hasAlways…

Home…

Homeis not a placeit’s not a bedwhat is home? Homeis the peoplethe people you lovethe people you trust Home is in the heartthe feeling of nostalgiathe place of belonging Homeis individualand safetyfor the body Homeis collectiveand joyfor the heart Home is a questand a treasure huntof the heart Homeis only foundin othersand self confidence Homeis…