Every year, 15,000 Australian students flock to the beach town of Victor Harbor for the Schoolies Festival.
This is one of the biggest festivals in Australia where students (aka ‘schoolies’) celebrate completing their final school matric exams over 3 nights of intense partying.
Strangely, a group of over 550 Christian volunteers from churches across South Australia also join them.
Why? Continue reading
Continued from The Lord is My Rock (Prayer on the Eve of OSCEs Part 1)
And I write to you 5 months later, overjoyed with praise for God, for by his strength I did end up passing my final third year exams!
Earlier in the year following the death in my family, even passing seemed an insurmountable challenge to me. So with overflowing gratitude and amazement I joyfully report to you Continue reading
(Note: This was posted and prayed just prior to final year practical exams)
I have such joy that I have to write and share what you have put in my heart.
I’m starting to see the fruit of the trials I have been through 6 months ago.
I’m in the middle of final pre-clinical exams Continue reading
As winter came and the days grew shorter and darker, another challenge confronted me – exams. Still coming to terms with grief, the prospect of the fast approaching mid-year medicine exams nagged uncomfortably at the back of my mind. I was very unprepared. After my sister passed away, I had taken Continue reading
It’s near midnight and I’m slumped exhausted on my couch. I’d planned to sleep hours ago, but instead, I find myself thinking about my day. I think about the last few months of my life – a rollercoaster. And, suddenly, I find myself at my desk, heart poured out on the page: Continue reading
I wanted out of medicine.
I recently returned to university, but my mind was elsewhere. After weeks of grieving, it’s a surreal feeling to go back to normality. Classes, lectures, homework. Exams imminent and the need to catch up on Continue reading
When God and blissful sound come together in a song that moves you, something mysterious happens in your soul. Continue reading
I believe God loves all kinds of music. And not just songs that use words like Continue reading
When my sister died, my family prayed for a miracle. As I knelt next to her and held her hand, I prayed that God would bring her back to life. We fasted food and water and wept and prayed for Continue reading
Continued from How the Devil Attacks When You Lose Someone (Pt.1) 12 days after my sister passed away.
The battle continues and God is holding me together.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster. At times, I am filled with utter hope, absolutely at peace that God is in control. I would go walking in the Mount Lofty ranges and see the splendour of the autumn wilderness and think to myself Continue reading