i'm so blessed with this brother..

i'm so blessed with this brother..

Saturday, September 25, 2010


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