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Looking back + forward

Looking back + forward

2018 brought big changes for my little life. As per the many years gone by and the reviews that live in this dusty corner of the interwebs, I could list all the joys and challenges of the past 12 months. There have been many. I could also reflect on the specific goals...
Why isn’t the church celebrating women?

Why isn’t the church celebrating women?

Hamish Blake made a little Flipagram of his wife Zoe Foster Blake and the literal+figurative hats she regularly wears. Spotify suggested some female artist playlists I may be interested in. Virgin Australia ‘grammed an all women crew who recently flew Sydney-Adelaide....

Holyhuddle.com: A church review website

I don’t drink coffee. In fact I don’t drink any hot drinks. (I like to think of it as a financial saving rather than social faux pas.) But what I do enjoy is breakfast. I like it a lot. But I don’t just go wandering around the streets of Brisbane looking for a new...

What no one tells you about visiting churches // Part 2

Welcoming is more than thrusting folded paper at the entrance Read Part 1 Church welcoming. Sigh. It’s the roster that no one wants to be on. I’m a long time avoider of it. Let’s pretend it’s because I hate hugs and self-conscious about handshakes and awful at...

What no one tells you about visiting churches // Part 1

Six weeks ago I uprooted my life and moved cities. Along with friends, family, netball team and job, I also left my home church. I withdrew from my responsibilities on rosters, resigned from an elected position on the church board, and farewelled many – those I knew...

27 things I’ve learnt about Brisbane

I’m one month in and I’m alive! Yew! I may not have many friends, but I’m remembering all the important things – brushing my teeth, taking my house keys each day (well at least most days…) and eating vegetables. I’ve even got into the habit of making my bed each...