Welcome to my blog. Here’s a little bit about me….
I was born to missionary parents, which means that the majority of my childhood was spent in the heart of Africa. We were based on a mission station called Kipushya, in what was then known as Zaire (now the Congo), I spent my first four years of primary school in at Boarding School in Zambia. I came back to Australia at the age of 10. That means my entire childhood was spent as a TCK (Third Culture Kid). After a year of living with my grandpa, we eventually settled in Toowoomba, a large rural city in country Queensland where I spent my teenage years and my Mum and Dad served as assistant pastors in a large vibrant church until thy returned to Africa to continue their passion as missionaries. At the age of 21 while completing a business degree at University, I felt God leading me to pursue the call of God and go to Bible College to train for ministry and in the process met a guy called Steve. Following College we went back to Adelaide and served as the young adults pastors and were married a year later.
We now have two amazing children Ethan Alexander (born in 2003) and Brooke Eden-Grace (born in 2004). Steve and I were married in 1997, spending our first few years doing youth ministry in a variety of different contexts before becoming the senior Pastors of a church in eastern Melbourne. In early 2016 God began to speak to us about moving back to country Victoria and by the end of the year had transitioned to a new role and a new city….a large rural city in regional Victoria – the city of Bendigo, where we now serve as Campus Pastors.
I miss having extended family nearby and would love my kids to be close to their cousins who are all interstate, but God has blessed us with amazing friends and church family over their lives who fill the gap and make the journey of life so much more delightful than we could have hoped for.
I am passionate, opinionated and live with a strong sense of conviction and determination. I love the fact that God has given me a husband who is extremely wise, loyal and crazy fun. I don’t think I ever have a day when he doesn’t say something that makes me laugh unless of course it is one of those rare days where we are fighting to be heard or win an argument.
I love sunshine, I love coffee, and I love faith words. I love being around people and find that my greatest days are a good balance of all those things. I have a love-hate relationship with exercise and running as I am not wired for that sort of pain but you will find me a few times a week looking for a path to run on.
I love God and am passionate about my relationship with Him and how that works out in my day-to-day life and find it almost unfathomable to see people existing without Him in their lives…or in a limited measure.
This blog simply gives me an opportunity to meet MY QUOTA of words, should I not get the opportunity to do so in any given day. I have plenty of them on offer and blogging, I hope, will give me the chance to process them outside my head and heart.
I write to articulate what God is saying to me and what I am learning, and to process out loud my questions to faith as I do life.