by Tara Jane I want my house to be tidy with zero effort. Is this too much to ask? Marie Kondo doesn’t think so. I recently read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo because this book promises that the impossible can be possible, we can have a tidy house and it will… Continue reading KonMari vs God
By Tara Jane When I previously wrote on glorifying God with a disposable income, I talked mostly about the three principles that should drive our attitude towards money: This money is not my money This money is not my security This money is not my comfort So if my attitude towards money is a recognition… Continue reading The practicalities of glorifying God with a disposable income
I’m writing this at 10 pm in New Zealand. I’ve just spent hours sitting in front of a live feed, watching a fascist Cheezel rise to power over someone infinitely more qualified. From my window, I could see a very timely storm rolling its sleeves up. I even learned how to turn the TV on.… Continue reading How then shall we live?
BY TARA JANE Roses, dates, romance, rejection. I’m surprised it took me so long to fall for The Bachelor, with my deep passion for trashy television, but nevertheless here I am deeply outraged by the Australian Season 4 finale. What frustrated me most was not watching Richie chose Alex over Nikki, or watching Nikki sob… Continue reading “I came here to follow my heart.” The Bachelor and the Bible
By Tara Jane When we started this blog, our vision was to speak to people like us, twenty somethings who are figuring out how Jesus really is Lord and Saviour over every part of life. Yet we haven’t blogged about money much. The twenties is when most people land their first full-time job (some earlier, some later).… Continue reading Glorifying God with a disposable income
I went to see Risen the other week, pre-judgements in hand. From the trailer it looked like a fresh take, but there are certain things I’ve come to expect from any bible movie – washed out theology, campy dialogue and a Jesus that looks fresh from the salon. Surprisingly, Risen was so good. Though based… Continue reading Thoughts from RISEN
The gospel is counter cultural. We have seen that since Jesus walked on earth. The Scriptures teach us to hold to what the world considers to be a radical worldview: all people are sinful and we are all facing God’s judgement if unless we trust in Jesus, who came to die for sins and offer… Continue reading Are Christian bloggers wasting their time?
Here in Wellington we have an event every six weeks called the Radical Tea Party, where about 50 or so people get together, drink fair trade tea and talk about different social issues. Last night the topic was on feminism and I was asked to be on the panel. One of the questions given to… Continue reading Everybody’s Problem
Ironically, my ‘coming out’ as a feminist was in a blog post titled ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’. For a long time I maintained that while I held strong views on women’s rights, the label shouldn’t be necessary, just as there is no label for ‘not-racist’. It seemed obvious to me that women and… Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Use ‘That Word’
This Halloween I had five groups of kids come trick or treating. I had to break each one of their little hearts. I told them that I already ran out of crap to give them, but I actually just hadn’t expected anyone to come. Halloween was never such a big deal in Australia. I was… Continue reading The Halloween Problem