i'm so blessed with this brother..

i'm so blessed with this brother..

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Soldier homecoming surprise mix


These men should never have been sent in the first place

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Today I surfed with Jamie and had so much fun.

'It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work hard to pursue others. God knows we are sincere, and i hope you know this too. Are we trying to pat ourselves on the back again? No, we are giving you reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather then having a sincere heart before God. If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for you benefit. Whatever we do, it is because Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died toto the old life we used to live. He died for everyone so that those who recieve his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ's, who died and who was rasied for them. So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he was mealy a human being. How differently i think about him now! What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. Thet are not the same anymore, for the other life is gone. A new Life has begun!'

My favourite verse 2corinthians 5-11
This all makes so much sense to me... we are God's ambassadors.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Favourite movies 
Blood Diamond
Slumdog Millionaire
Invictus
Armistad
The Constant Gardener
The Blind Side
Father of the Bride
Amazing Grace
The Island

Most amazing actor- Djimon Hounsou


So you think because your intentions are good, they'll spare you, huh? 

 My heart always told me that people are inherently good. My experience suggests otherwise. But what about you, Mr. Archer? In your long career as a journalist, would you say that people are mostly good? 

No. I'd say they're just people. 

Exactly. It is what they do that makes them good or bad. A moment of love, even in a bad man, can give meaning to a life. None of us knows whose path will lead us to God. 
Blood Diamond
Less then a month until Uganda 

Tez keeps telling me he just turned 30
having dreams of being single forever he’s getting worried
and I’m scared too because I’m in the same boat
good women are rare too, none of them have come close
me I have’nt changed much, you know how I play
better safe than sorry
instead of searching for substance at every single party
baby being part of this life
I feel like I’m bound to end up with somebody
that’s been with everybody
I need you to rescue me from my destiny
I’m trying to live right and give you whatever’s left of me
cause you know life is what we make it and a
chance is like a picture, it’d be nice if you just take it.
Or let me take it for ya
I’m just down to ride
or we can roll around the city until we finally decide
I got more than a thing for you, tattoo and ink for you
right over my heart girl I do the unthinkable
- Drake ('Unthinkable' by Alicia Keys)



I stand strong for my God, for I serve the one who enables me to do what this world deems impossible. Have a heart for change.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

There is NO Justice in war

I got this pic from Saya Raben who stands for what she believes in. There is nothing more beautiful then sharing what stirs your heart and living out what you believe. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This house is owned by a figurehead of a Nation
This house is owned by someone living in abundance
This house is owned by someone who is blessed
This house is owned by someone who is comfortable
and it get's better.....
This house is owned by someone with and exclusive taste for luxury 

This house is owned by President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.




The Standard housing in Zimbabwe 

The population is starving because if lack of food and medicine
His greed kills people.



Thursday, October 28, 2010


hahhahaha I love kids!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big Day Out Tickets are MINE!!!!!!!!!!
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zero's (ily sam and garth)
Bloody Beetroots 
M.I.A
John Butler
Lupe Fiasco
Wolfmother
Angus and Julia
Pnau
Birds of Tokyo 
Primal Scream 
LCD Soundsystem
Crystal Castles 
Sampology 
Little Red
Ratatat
Blue King Brown
Operator Please
Children Collide 




Being young with Ester
Repeat after me; I am Free

Friday, October 8, 2010

"My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!" - Psalm 121:2

"So we can say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?'" - Hebrews 13:6

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Irony

Everyone know's the song 'Love the way you Lie' by Eminem and Rihanna.


Just gonna stand there

And watch me burn

But that's alright

Because I like

The way it hurts

Just gonna stand there

And hear me cry

But that's alright

Because I love

The way you lie

I love the way you lie

I love the way you lie

It's hard to understand why Rihanna, who is a victim of domestic violence herself, is singing 'I like the way it hurts'.
Why for a second would she say that in one of her songs knowing what it feels like to be on the other side of a fist?

There is nothing 'alright' about this..... hmmm so strange.


Let your speech always be with grace- Colssians 4;6

For by your words, you will be justified.... and by your words you will be condemned. Matt 12;37



I was at a talk a few weeks ago at which the speaker highlighted how in today's society women, and especially young women are being sexualised by the media. It's so true. One of the points she made which I remember was this; 
On the 'Dove' add which show's curvy women loving their bodies and who they are, it is emphasised that women should be secure and not super thin to feel good about themselves- which is great! 
The same company also made the 'Lynx' advertisement. This add show's skinny, tanned, gorgeous looking women running around in their bikini's. Young girl's who see these women feel bad about themselves. It's a fact. It is so ironic that the same people who encourage women to feel fabulous in the bodies that they have on 'Dove', change to the complete opposite when directing male add's, and conform to what society says 'men should love' and put half naked women on tv screens making a majority of women in today's society feel bad about themselves and at the same time convincing men that this is what's to love about women. Not their personality, not their standard of self-worth and not their character. All which have nothing to do with appearance. 






'Dove' Add


'Lynx' Add


Both made by the same company. 
'81% of women feel inadequate compared to the media's image of women.'






In a man's magazine there was a competition to see who was voted 'hottest chick'. The girl who won wasn't even a real woman! She was 100% computer generated. The media sexualises women and young girls to an extent that many men have expectations which aren't realistic. I was shocked to hear my cousin tell me who is a teacher at a High school in the Western Suburbs, that a year 7 girl told expressed that she honestly believed that she, as a girl of 12-13years old, was good for nothing but to be a sex object for guys. 


As Women, we have worth, value and a purpose which was NOT created by the media or by the standard which men set for us, but first and foremost by God who created us equally to men to serve along side them, not for them. My God is my judge, and no man will ever tell me my worth or value. 


To all the beautiful Women in my life reading this, don't believe the lie the media sets for you. The only opinion which will matter in the end is God's, and he created you with such carefulness and love that despite the imperfections we may see, we are ALWAYS going to be perfect to Him.


'What does it matter if one gain's the whole world but loses his soul' - Jesus Christ 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I had my last full day of school today. I'm pretty excited cus it hasn't hit me yet that my longest commitment is finally at an end... Fat Fish was the best thing ever, I love you guys.....St.Marys Senior High class of 2010, my prayers and love to you all.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My beautiful Mum, I love you

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Everything works better when its in alinement with God's plan.
'People cant argue with results. You don't have to back off the Lord's expectations to see results in the world. You do not ever have to compromise for God.'- Steve Lenz

We Know That God Causes Everything To Work Together For The Good Of Those Who Love Him And Are Called According To His Purpose. Romans 8;28

Be wary of your influences.....Words mean nothing to God because he looks at the heart. You can fool everyone in your life with what you say and how you act but God always see through everything thats not real. Ok live for the moment.. but what are you going to do when its over?

Accountability is so important. Rejecting people who try do it out of love, not judgment, (and there's huge difference) is like jumping out of a plane with out a parachute. Romans 14:12 says, "So then each of us shall give account of himself to God". This is personal accountability.
My God is my rock. Simply because He's the only person on earth who's never let me down.


Ralph's bro

God presents himself to people in many different ways.
To some He is a Father, or the only true dad they've ever known
To some He is a protector (Ashley Holiday)
To some He is their strength
To some He is their hope
To some He is the reason life is worth living on this messed up earth

But to all, Jesus is the greatest example of Love.

Happy 17th Birthday to Kirilyn
My amazing, beautiful sister who lives for every moment. I love you xoxoxo

Monday, September 6, 2010

 ‎"many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."


-Annie Davies 

Rachel's Birthday Video ft. Hugh Jackman & NZ PM John Key

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In an emotional mood

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.-The Holy Bible

'Be impeccable with your words. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Use the power of your words to speak truth, love and direction.'

'A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.' -The Qur'an 


'Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me'
 What a lie. Your words are incredibility powerful. I want to think about the impact, discern if its necessary then speak. 



I will never forget the words spoken to me out of anger, hate, love and honestly. People may not remember exactly what you say, but they will always remember how you made them feel. Your words are a product of your character. Open your mouth in harshness and relentlessness and those around you wont take any notice. Speak out of love, integrity and principle; its what turns heads. 


'I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance, to the full, till it overflows'.- Jesus Christ


Notice how he said 'I came that THEY'. It was never about him. 


Scott; Your gifts and talents are all from Him, you have been blessed and I will never stop praying for you. Thanks for being the brother I never had, you have a good heart behind all that sarcasm and it shines through enough for me to see it regularly :) I look up to you and thank you for everything you've ever done for me, I promise to never forget it. 
Jake; My favorite childhood memories are all with you. I always think about the fun times we had together and will treasure them in my heart forever. Determination and hard work gets you a distance in this world... but then comes God. Your an amazing encouragement to me brother, I think your one of the greatest guys I've ever met and I'm truly blessed to have known you. 
JessicaMae; I miss jumping on your bed and stealing your clothes!! They are times for which I've needed you and you, me which I love about our friendship as it's equal in love and input into each other lives. You've had a huge effect on my character and I hope to have a little girl one day who's like you. For the rest of my life I vow to always be close with you right up until the end. I'll love you forever. 





Why give up before we try 
Feel the lows before the highs 
Spread our wings before we fly away 
I can't say I came prepared 
I'm suspended in the air 
Won't you come be in the sky with me 
I know you once said to me
"This is exactly how it should feel when it's meant to be"
Time is only wasting so why wait for eventually?
If we gon' do something 'bout it
We should do it right now...

If we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy?




-Unthinkable, Alicia Keys
I love you Madeline 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Past hurts verse future Dreams

I gotta un-tie the hurt to be able to let go. It's so easy to say I don't need them but the only person who can really help me believe that is God. So I will serve and love like I never have before in spite of they way I feel. This will keep me tied down, never reaching out as far as I was meant to. To disappoint the people I'm around used to be my greatest fear, now its not reaching my dreams which were put my heart FIRST by the loving God I serve, dreams were in my heart before anyone came in or out of my life.
Nothing will rid me of my joy. Psalm 69


Uganda 2010

Try Not To Laugh! [Fun Challenge]

Thursday, August 5, 2010

'Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.' 
Repunzel's status <3

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shame

I had the blessing of getting to know one of my fellow classmates today whom I haven't talked to at all after being in his class for a whole year. He shared with me that he's from Iraq and is a Muslim. We talked about our religion exam then starting comparing beliefs. Probably had the most interesting conversation I've ever had with anyone at St.Marys. We explained each other's beliefs and morals in complete understanding and I grew in my appreciation for all the beautiful people in my life who are Islamic.
So many people have fallen victim to media propaganda towards this Islamic community. I know from living in the mountains which has the largest concentration of Caucasians in the whole of NSW, some people are pretty racists with their only evidence coming from what they've seen on Today Tonight. My friend who I talked to today agreed with me and doesn't blame those who are racist as it is largely the media.
He told me this story of when he was 7years old he was shopping with his mother who was wearing traditional Hijab. They were approached by an Aussie man in the supermarket who questioned her why she was wearing her traditional dress in Australia and that it 'wasn't our culture'. She ignored him and walked away to which he followed then stating 'Have you gotta bomb under there'? 'Ya gunna bomb this supermarket are ya?'. 
At 7years my friend had to defend his own mother against a racists Australian who couldn't handle the fact that it is within their belief that they cover up to remain in purity, which is stated in the Qur'an, and to honour her husband in only letting him see her body. 


I felt sick. 


For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”





Had a lovely day cuddling Ralph

Sunday, August 1, 2010

When you've ran as far as you can.....your half way there.

My possible can become someone else's miracle.

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is always born with potential.

God intended us to have the type of living that would make us unique.

If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The only thing I've learned about history is that we've learned nothing from history.

Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.



Im so getting myself one of these one day! 
I got myself a date :D

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sadly I have endured, luckily I have gained experience.

Happiness dosen't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.-unknown

I've had so many conversations with people about God lately and the most common statement that has come up is 'This world is so bad' - If you think that then congratulations, because your right. The difference in loving God and submitting to the amazing life he has planned for you is that you don't have to face this bad world by yourself. The Person that will never leave you, the Person that has never doubted you, the Person who looks beyond all your discretions is the Person who's loves you the most. It is because of this love that you have a choice to live life by yourself, or with God. Some people decide it's not for them, I decided it the only thing for me.

There is always a choice. There is always 2 paths to take. One is easy, and it's only reward is that it is easy- unknown

My cousin's :)

Friday, July 16, 2010


Justin posted this on his Tumblr 

"I want to take you on a journey where I rediscovered hope, faith and love through the hand of a stranger."
"I just went out to get petrol. It’s a standard week-to-week event where I just go wherever is convenient. However today I felt drawn to a particular petrol station on Coreen Avenue. I was drawn there for the sole purpose that they are always cheap, even though BP across the road can be 10cents/litre more expensive this petrol station know how to have a good business. Anyways. There I was at number ‘1’ filling up my tank and behind me was another green P plater doing likewise. I noticed that he must have selected to only put in a certain amount of petrol based on his money option he chosen (I later found out it was $10) and was trying to get the most out of the hose; every last drop. I finished filling up and he was already inside about the pay."
"I walked in to realise he was swiping his 3rd card through the eftpos machine but the same ‘error’ beep was being heard. To this he went to his car to try and find coins or cash to pay his bill. Inside the shop the line progressed and I said to the shop attendant “I’d like to pay for 1 (mine) and 3 (his).” The shop attendant was confused, he thought I had moved my car and fueled up at two spots so I said it more clearer, “I’d like to pay for mine and the man in the white car” and to that he understood and allowed me to." 
"I walked outside to the man in the white car, at this stage he was on the phone calling a friend to bring him money for his petrol and I just said to him “You’re free to go, I’ve paid for you.” The man was shocked, he immediately said thank you and a moment of joy was shared between us."
"Two complete strangers united together through a random act of kindness." 
"He shook my hand, said thank you again then I got in my car and left. But the revelation I received from God driving home was phenomenal. In that moment at that petrol station I touched the “lost”. Through a simple gesture in that of a handshake I came into contact with those that Jesus came to save. This is a rare occasion for me because my whole life I classify as “christian”, I study at bible college, I work at a christian workplace and when I’m not at either I am serving in my ministry. And yet today I rediscovered hope, faith and love through the hand of a stranger. I don’t know this man’s name or anything about him but the thoughts that followed were incredible."
"I ‘touched’ the lost today. But when Jesus died on the cross he touched the whole world. Although I haven’t shared a handshake with Jesus, through his hands he bore the pain of being nailed to a cross. And through this act of kindness, he touched my life."
"It was through Jesus’ hands that i discovered hope, faith and love - and now through my hands today I was able to show hope, faith and love through my life. Is this what we mean when we pray “God use our hands and use our feet…” - Justin Corbett
Fear Not' appear's in the Bible 365 times. One to have for everyday of the year.


Deuteronomy 1:21 Fear not, neither be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not
Isaiah 35:4 Say to them who have a fearful heart; Be strong, fear not: behold, your God... he will come and save you.
Isaiah 41:13  Fear not; I will help thee.
Zechariah 8;13 Fear not, but let your hands be strong.
Revelation 1;17 Fear not; I am the first and the last





 Isaiah 41;10 So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


 As I was driving home I heard the lyrics on the radio and they went 


"I looked up to the sky and tried to dream,,, but im just too busy waiting for nothing,,,, wasting away."


Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. Ronald Reagan 


I want my children's generation not to stand on shoulders of 'nothing' or people that feel they are 'wasting away' but on shoulder's which prepare them the world and inspire them to fight for what they believe in. If our future generation will go further then our's is, will it go further downwards or upwards???


 No one's waiting for 'nothing' as we are destined for greatness. Thankfully, God loved us enough to give us a free will so in seeking greatness we have the decision to decide what its worth and how far we'll go to reach it. 


I was pretty inspired by my Youth Paster's message tonight.. He talked about the lyrics in the song 'Airplanes' by BOD and  Hayley Williams.
-Johno MacDonald 'People are so heavily impacted by music.... and so many youth identify with lyrics because they feel connected to that song in some way. Instead of wishing on an airplane.. people need to put their hope in Jesus Christ for it is in him that you find love which can heal your heart...Jesus and you are the majority''




We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. John F. Kennedy 







Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The only thing predictable about life is it's unpredictability.

Sunday, July 4, 2010





Bhahahahahhahahahhahahaha!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Radical Face 'Welcome Home'

Loving me some Radical Face


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Determination and stubbornness will be the death of me!!!
hating weird dreams

good night with 3 beautiful girls :)
Tarzeee cant wait for Hawaii babyy
8 weeks until I graduate
Schoolies 
Uganda 11/12/10
My last 6 months of being a child
LIFE IS SO EXCITING

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

'I'll believe it when I see it' just became 'I'll see it when I believe it'


If seeing is believing then there would be no concept of Faith  


So I will not let my eyes deceive me as the world would like me to, and believe first with knowledge and hope instead letting my eyes be my judge .


If seeing is believing then there would be no concept of Faith or Belief in someone having the ability to change from the inside. Instead, everyone will see change from the outside first as it is what they can physically see that gives 'proof'. The world will 'believe when they see' the change, but belief come first as change comes firstly from the desire within the heart. 


Thursday, June 17, 2010

 Madeline Rose, you are a blessing 




 


 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 31:24

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. John Lennon 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

II Timothy 1:7 it says
 ‘ For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of  Power, Love, and Self-Control.

Its not that anyone doesn't have potential, im sure many of you reading this will ‘make it’ in life, but i ask you to think about what actually is ‘making it’ in this world? If its living fast, getting rich and having the hottest car, then have a look at that tabloids and you will soon discover that none of those things will never bring you everlasting happiness. Tiger Woods rank’s 5th on the celebrity Rich list, pretty sure having his personal life flashed over everyone's tv screen wasn't cured by his $122million which he makes in a year on advertising and swinging a stick. My point is that even the celebrities don't have it together despite their money and fast life.
 I encourage to you know that you don’t have to do life by yourself, that even out of your experiences you can have hope, that one day that experience will become your power, and you can show Love to those who come into your life because of the experience and the Love Jesus Christ





                                             Good times with brother Eth :) Australia Day 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We had Ugandan family for 4 stay with us last night, they are properly the most beautiful people ive ever seen! The mother asked me for a drink of water so i went to the cupboard an there was only mugs so i stared filling the mug up at the tap. Then i noticed a clean glass beside me so i tipped out all the water in the mug and started filling again. Her eyes just widened as i did this.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sometimes in life we get so side tracked on big things that we lose focus on the little things and there lost. We were never called to fit in, to conform to the world's vision on whats right and wrong. We were called for a greater purpose and a better life to what this world can offer. Everything's about following your heart... well sometimes you need to grip onto what you know, what you know hurts, what you know SHOULD come first, what you know is the answer but your too stubborn to accept it. If you don't release your tears you become a slave to your past. Don't dwell on the past; If you give what you cant change to God, you will inevitably see how God has a bigger plan for you then you ever had for yourself. 

My Prayer; Lord God see my Friends, show them there's more, that there's a greater Love then what they know now. That they needn't try to gain acceptance from the world as they were firstly accepted and loved by You. When all else fail's show them you will never give up on them and be by their side. Give them a sense of worth and value because even if they were the last person on earth you still would have sent your Son, Jesus to die for them. Watch over them throughout life, as they pursue their dreams, as they, because everyone's human, endure the pain of divorce, the pain of death of loved one's, the pain of failure, the pain of worthlessness, the pain of violence, the pain of depression, the pain of broken hearts... Lord God help them know that you are the only way to eternal happiness, that nothing will ever satisfy the pain except your amazing Love. Give me opportunities to tell them how much better Life is when your by our sides. Thank you, for everything you've blessed me with and how you've helped me turn my life around. Amen







William Hudson O'Bree: We sure have been through everything thats humanly possible. God has an amazing way for you and I cant wait to watch you grow into more of a Godly man than you already are.
Philippians 4;6-9