First of all, thank you for stopping by my blog. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this piece of work. I LOVE the records of life that are contained with in these pages… the memories… the adventures… life… but I find myself becoming intimidated and wishing I could ‘fix’ or ‘alter’ things a lot easier or quicker then I can or just wishing I could come up with something new and awesome to write about each day that would beckon readers to want to be my friend! So this is a work of progress…
This blog is really my story… Life throws us each different options, circumstances and even some curved balls… how we choose to live with them determines our demeanor, defines our character and ultimately portrays to the world who we really are. For whatever reason, I haven’t been yet been blessed with a husband so I share from the perspective of a single chick who’s true aim is to serve Christ and to life life without regrets… and hopefully one day my journey will intercept with the man who’ll walk the rest of my life with me!
As a child at school, I was SO shy, so introverted and my biggest dream in the world was to be friends with everyone – back then that would have been limited to wishing the ‘cool people’ in my class would like me! Thankfully, in year 11, I made a drastic decision… to not be shy anymore. Seriously, I remember actually consciously making a decision to not care about what people thought of me and to just be friends with whoever would talk to me. I certainly – even to this day – have to overcome those internal fears of talking to people I feel intimidated by – but I believe God has given me the strength to do this.
Four the past four years, I lived in Nashville TN working with the Australian, Christian band, Alabaster Box as their Bookings and day to day Manager. The bands heart is for youth ministry and church ministry as a whole. Their passion is to see this generation rise up and ‘not be silent’ about their faith or on issues of injustice.
This opportunity wasn’t something I dreamed of doing or even knew anything about. Our world’s collided at a small Baptist church in South East Queensland in 2000 when I worked in youth ministry during my final year of my teaching degree. Then, after teaching for three years as a ‘Technology Teacher’ at Mueller College it became obvious that God was forming a partnership between myself and Alabaster Box and I’m sure to the surprise of many – I left the comfortable, good paying, eleven weeks of paid holidays a year job – to work for a Christian ‘rock’ band and to help them get ministry opportunities all over Australia… and beyond eventuating in Nashville Tennessee.
Just recently, Alabaster Box have decided to take a much deserved sabbatical and I have accepted a marketing position with one of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest Christian music festivals, Easterfest.