human experience, human rights, politics, refugees

Boat People and Bumper Stickers.

“Why further punish an already vulnerable minority for their actions – when those same actions simply reflect our shared sense of humanity and our fierce instincts for survival?” (Julian Burnside, from ‘You’ve Been Misled on Boat People’, SMH 2013.)

The hostile and often ill-informed attitude towards refugees in our country is a constant source of amazement to me. I know way too many well-meaning, kind-hearted, good-intended Aussies who live their day to day lives by a certain standard of morality; but so tragically, those same people measure the global refugee crises by a completely different set of standards. Continue reading

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personal development, self image

Gettin’ it done.

“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.'” | Galatians 6:4-5 MSG.

This scripture has been my little piece of wisdom for the week, I’ve really been mulling over it. I love the perspective The Message translation provides on a lot of these old time favs, too… especially this one, it’s so blunt and to the point! Breaking it down, there’s a lot of gold in there for the season I’m in at the moment – reading and writing again, developing a new routine for the year, seeking direction and goal-setting , you get the picture – so I’m going to share those thoughts with you real quick. Continue reading

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