Tell us a little about yourself
I'm 28 years old, I have a gorgeous black Labrador puppy and live alone with her. I love living alone and take great pleasure in being still and quiet. I love my close friends but I really enjoy staying home! I've been a Christian for about 15 years and have been in and out of a few churches mainly on account of location.
What's your favourite bible passage & why?
My favourite bible passage....hmm...I don't think I have an overall favourite but definitely have a few that stick in my mind.
Colossians 3:12 'Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience'
Romans 12:18 'If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone'
1 Thessalonians 4:11 'make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you'.
How do you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus?
By constantly questioning my motives and my actions. Why do I do certain things? Why do I NOT do certain things? Who does God want me to be? What does the Bible say about who God wants me to be? (P.s. Totally not winning in this area, but I can only try!)
What would you like the next generation of Christian women to know?
That realistically God's plans for you may not be what you want, what you hoped or what you would imagine. They will, always, be better than what you could design but it won't always feel like that. Reminding myself that His ways are not my ways is a daily task. Your life may not look like you thought it would look. And that's ok. Your life is not your own. Complete the task set before you. Everything that happens is part of God's design for your life and the character he wants to develop in you.
What's one thing that you love about your local church?
Well, I've only just started going there but so far.....the Bible based teaching.
What did you learn about God at a time in your life you found hard?
On a particular challenging journey that's been going on for approximately 7 years and is seeming to draw to a close I have learnt that God is a God who keeps His promises. Now, those promises he has kept have not been necessarily to my 'satisfaction', they haven't seen me get what I want (where in the bible does God promise that??!!) but they had shown me that God is faithful and is always near. He has given me strength well beyond human strength and perseverance...and bravery! Not being held back by fear! During this time if ever I couldn't decide whether to act or speak etc I would question, 'why not?' If the answer was because of fear, well then I would do it! Fear should never be your motivation!
What are you passionate about?
I've recently become very passionate about people's rights, whether in the workplace or just in life. Stand up for yourself and your rights!
What do you enjoy doing when you rest?
I enjoy hanging out with my dogs, spending time with family, laying on the lounge, watching movies, having a cuppa with a friend or thinking about my plans for future endeavours!