This hill, though high, I covet to ascend;
The difficulty will not me offend,
For I perceive the way to life lies here:
Come, pluck up, heart, let’s neither faint nor fear!
Better, though difficult, the right way to go,
Than wrong, though easy, where the end is woe.
I read this gem on my friend, Rob Weyreter’s bedroom wall.
Yes, I’ve been away for a while and if you live in the southern hemisphere (more specifically in a rugby loving country) you may have also guessed that I’m only blogging because there is no rugby on this week. Sadly, the Super Rugby season has come to an end and unfortunately my team (the Queensland Reds) had to bow out at the semi-final stages. The good news though is that international test matches for the south start next week. [*Yosh!] Go the Wallabies! lol
Anyways, this is just to let you know that I’m still alive; my uni work is coming along well and I’ve begun raising support for our mission trip to Vanuatu next month. I’ve kind of been passive for the last couple of weeks so this post is my way of challenging myself to get back into blogging/writing. Continue reading I’m still alive!
When I started off as a graphic designer, I made it a habit to occasionally view other peoples work and try to draw inspiration from it. Art, whether it be drawings, paintings, photos, CAD, music… even graffiti were a source to quench this thirst for creativity. I found that a lot of my time on the internet was well, spent on researching… ‘inspiration’. There is just something about looking at what others have done with their talents and creative gifting and beginning to drawing your own ideas and styles from it. I find it quite healthy for the imagination.
Lately though, God has been showing me how to be inspired by more than just art and technology. Now this isn’t something new, it’s always been there and people talk about it all the time. I guess that being the type of person that I am, I’ve only begun to come about and really think about it and process it deeply. Continue reading Inspiration
And we know that God causes everything to work togetherfor the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
It’s the second week of the semester and students here at the University of the South Pacific are finalising their timetables and getting settled into classes. Today after spending much of the morning designing t-shirts and banners for the Wansolwara (One Ocean – One People), I walk up to the White Tables to meet with Biu. Continue reading Thank you Jesus
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.
Continue reading Overcoming Life’s Great Mountains
Teach me your ways, O Lord that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honour you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You rescue me from the depths of death!
A prayer of David (Psalm 86: 11-13)
Friday afternoons were always a time to look forward to as a student at the Fiji Institute of Technology – School of Arts.Not because it was the weekend and classes had finished early but because you never knew what to expect during liberal class. The lecturers were such a blessing as they often came up with creative ways to motivate students into doing community work. Often there were clean-up campaigns organized down by the foreshore or at Suva point which was usually followed by touch rugby or a scrumptious lunch. There was even a time when students helped distribute second hand clothing to street kids. It’s always great fun doing such activities with friends. People you know well and enjoyed being around. Continue reading Love Until Your Hands Bleed