Health + Wellbeing / 13.07.2017

Semester two of university has started this week and I am a little apprehensive. Why? Well when I received my results for semester one it was confirmed that I had failed both subjects. so the whole semester. I say confirmed, because I knew instinctively I wasn’t going to pass based on the results I had been getting. But I still took it hard. For a few days I didn’t tell anyone outside my immediate family because I didn’t want to deal with their reactions fearing they would be...

Health + Wellbeing / 29.06.2017

Numbers 6:24 – 26” The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.” When plans don’t work out like we thought or hoped it can hurt but there will be something better for us, a sweeter dream for us to dream or maybe we need to wait longer making it more precious once it is achieved. In 2011, when I started year 12, I had no intention to...

Health + Wellbeing / 18.05.2017

2 Timothy 2:20 – 21 “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” This week I have been preparing with Jesus to share a different part of my journey in life to a different live audience. This time I won’t...

Health + Wellbeing / 04.05.2017

Psalm 147:7-9 “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp. He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.” I have been challenged in the meantime… be thankful. When the waiting season for me first began I really struggled with people’s expectations (real and assumed) and my own. Who was I if I was no longer a university student?...

Health + Wellbeing / 30.03.2017

Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I am always looking for the next adventure. I struggle to live in the moment. If you’re wondering why that is, perhaps part of the reason lies in my past. When life got painful or difficult (Letting Go and Beautiful Scars) I was always hopeful of a new chapter, it spurred me on. Yet the downside of this, is, if you are always looking for something new...

Health + Wellbeing / 09.02.2017

Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures for ever.” In the same way appreciation is spelt with individual letters A-P-P-R-E-C-I-A-T-I-O-N I could not write Dandelion Dust & Honey each week if it were not for a group of individuals who make up a great team. [caption id="attachment_613" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Family Selfie[/caption]   Ian (aka my Dad): My Dad is someone steady in life’s storms. My Dad brings his photography skills, listening ear and feedback to Dandelion Dust & Honey. Linda (aka my Mum): My Mum always...

Health + Wellbeing / 02.02.2017

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This week has been a rollercoaster of emotion. I have been preparing to share part of my story in front of a live audience for the first time. For a few months now I have written insights into my journey through Dandelion Dust & Honey. I have found (though already knew) that writing is very different to speaking,...

Health + Wellbeing / 25.01.2017

Psalm 9:1 “I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.” Sorry I didn’t write last week, I decided to take a break while away on a holiday with my family. We finally decided to go to Mildura. I say finally because It was so difficult to choose with five different opinions (my older brother didn’t join us this time) of what would be an awesome summer holiday. When it was finally decided, where we were headed, I still wasn’t happy with...

Health + Wellbeing / 20.10.2016

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I struggle with Chronic Fatigue. I was diagnosed about seven years ago after constantly getting sick with whatever illness was going around the neighbourhood at any given time whilst also having it the longest as my weakened immune system fought illness every couple of weeks. It was later discovered that I had experienced Glandular Fever that went undiagnosed because I was so sick and stressed at that point in my life...

Health + Wellbeing / 06.10.2016

Philippians 4: 6 – 7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” Anxiety, stress, worry and fear have been the four consistent shadows in my life for as long as I can remember. I would hide behind a cheerful smile fooling those around me and myself that I was ok. The truth was the four dark shadows were...