#Squadgoals Story

IMG_0064With the upcoming Grace Collective event, “#SquadGoals”, I have been thinking quite a lot about what it means. So let me share my story with you.

Growing up, I was bullied quite a lot and always felt like I didn’t fit in. My only ‘Squad Goal’ was to have a squad. I thought that if I found a squad to gate crash, that things might start looking up. This meant that I spent a lot of my time trying my best to please others and trying to fit into the mould of those around me. Continue reading

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SQUAD (11 May)

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I remember it vividly. My younger 17 year old self was sitting in the pews of a large inner-city church in Auckland. The old stained glass windows glistened in the dim glow of the electric chandeliers above. The arched brick work cast criss-crossing shadows that our buildings don’t seem to have anymore. The church was quiet, apart from the speaker’s voice which was projected by the amplifiers hanging from the rafters. It filled the room with carefully chosen words as he articulated the mystery of the Three-in-One God that is the breath in our lungs. For the first time in my life, I began to comprehend that the Godhead was in community within itself. Three-persons-in-one, dancing together in perfect love, relationship, and vulnerability. The speaker said “From the start of time, being made in God’s image has meant that we were made for community. We were made for each other, to share in the community of God with one-another here on earth.” Continue reading