I have a passion for ministry, especially to see ordinary Christians awake and alive in the true power and freedom that comes through God's extraordinary love.
You don't need special qualifications, a particular personality or the skills of anyone else other than yourself - God's supplies the power.
Who am I?I am a wife, a sister and a daughter and a new mother. I have been a teacher, a school chaplain and a freelance writer.
I live in a little town in South Australia with my husband, who is a teacher. I was a high school English teacher for several years, before taking the leap of faith to pursue a ministry role as a school chaplain and a writer. It has been amazing to see how God can use the many and diverse gifts He gives us in perfect ways.
And now I am learning what it means to be a full time stay at home mum with a new baby. It is the hardest but most amazing thing I have done, and I love every day watching my daughter grow and imagining the life God has in store for her.
I have always been a Christian, but there have been times when I was not confident in my beliefs, or obedient to God's will. I have been influenced by so many people sharing their own journeys, and love to share my own experiences, challenges and struggles - and ultimately the redeeming power of the love of God.
I have a heart for ministry and for youth, helping people grow with a thriving faith. Everyone has been given unique gifts by God, and it is His desire that we all come to use them to the fullest, and claim with confidence the grace that has been given to us. The battle is won - the victory is God's. We can have freedom, hope and peace in Christ!
It's basically a label of convenience and identification - the projects and missional things my family and I do are just part of our life at the moment. We don't necessarily identify as official missionaries, but it's often helpful to have a name to put to things.
We love because, even while we were still sinners, God demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to die for us. That grace and love compels us irresistibly to pour out what we have received on to others in any way we can, no matter the cost. This includes through discipleship, missional living and projects like Project 3:11 and Girl Talk AU.
We are imperfect and this is a journey, but we hope you will join us and let's see what we discover as we press further into the heart of God.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. - Romans 5:1-11 (five1eleven)