05/10/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Mountain

Isaiah 2. Where is this all heading? The Mountain is about God’s plan to fully redeem all of creation; the Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. It doesn’t begin at some unknown time in the future—Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. How do we live in the tension between the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet’ of this reality? Continue reading

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19/09/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Mercy

We arrive at The Mercy, weary and cynical. We’ve resigned to the status quo. “There is no other way”, we tell ourselves. Our gloom is interrupted, suddenly—the clouds break and reveal the starry sky. A helpless baby is born, of nobody much at all. But this baby is the Prince of Shalom, and of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Continue reading

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15/09/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Mess

The Mess is our drive for autonomy that put us on a track flowing against the grain of the created order. They called it the “fall”, which it was in a sense. But it was also the beginning of a treacherous climb. Grasping and clawing our way over each other—over Creation itself—in pursuit of the top. Destruction, death, decay… repeat. We are in desperate need of someone to show us a better way. Continue reading

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09/09/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Miracle

We are a miracle—the beloved children of God, created for good relationship with God and all of creation. The Miracle explores the inherent identity and dignity we’ve been given by our Maker. Continue reading

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01/09/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Magnificence

When God created everything, He saw that it was GOOD. Diverse, complex, beautiful. The Magnificence is a reflection on God the eternal, creative beyond imagination, holding all things together and making space for the created order to thrive.

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Courageous Hope
27/07/16 DTS, Magazine
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Courageous Hope

I was 18 when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. Two months after her diagnosis she passed away in November of 2012. Shocked and heartbroken, I began earnestly questioning God – Was it my fault? Could we have done something differently? Why take her and not me? Why put me through this? Why rip my world apart? Where was He in it all? Continue reading

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Where He Calls You
05/07/16 About, Community, Magazine
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Where He Calls You

Home.

God has done an amazing thing in my life by bringing me to this place. I was a home body, city girl who wanted all of her college friends to live on the same street and grow old together. Now I live on the other side of the world with no one I knew 6 years ago.  Continue reading

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Creating Kingdom Family
28/06/16 Community, Magazine
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Creating Kingdom Family

When Steph and I got married we were both aware that the other was interested in having a family. When the time was right we would have two or three kids; settle down and live the typical Australian life. However, about five years in, we discovered that we could not physically have a family of our own.

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Breaking Down Barriers
21/06/16 DTS, Magazine, Outreach Stories
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Breaking Down Barriers

I grew up in a small town with little ethnic diversity. Everyone I knew was white and that was my world; until I found myself in the Middle East celebrating my 19th birthday. This was one of my first experiences traveling abroad and it was nothing like I had expected it to be, especially as an American. Continue reading

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14/06/16 Magazine , Video # , , ,

A Life Worth Living

Throughout the chaos of life, God is committed to continually restoring the depths of who we are. Healing our wounds, gently wooing us to take those next steps and ultimately saying, “yes” to something far greater than ourselves. Jade is a part of our YWAM Wollongong family and she exemplifies what it means to keep choosing life.

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