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New Covenant //
“If the first plan—the old covenant—had worked out, a second wouldn’t have been needed. But we know the first was found wanting, because God said, Heads up! The days are coming when I’ll set up a new plan for dealing with Israel and Judah. I’ll throw out the old plan I set up with their ancestors when I led them by the hand out of Egypt. They didn’t keep their part of the bargain, so I looked away and let it go. This new plan I’m making with Israel isn’t going to be written on paper, isn’t going to be chiseled in stone; This time I’m writing out the plan *in* them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. I’ll be their God, they’ll be my people. They won’t go to school to learn about me, or buy a book called ‘God in Five Easy Lessons’. They’ll all get to know me firsthand, the little and the big, the small and the great. They’ll get to know me by being kindly forgiven, with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.” #Hebrews‬ ‭8‬:‭6-13‬ #newcovenant #restoration #redemption through #Christ #love #Jesus
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #vscocam #vsco #mirror #waterfallbraid (at Corellis Cafe Gallery)

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New Covenant //
“If the first plan—the old covenant—had worked out, a second wouldn’t have been needed. But we know the first was found wanting, because God said, Heads up! The days are coming when I’ll set up a new plan for dealing with Israel and Judah. I’ll throw out the old plan I set up with their ancestors when I led them by the hand out of Egypt. They didn’t keep their part of the bargain, so I looked away and let it go. This new plan I’m making with Israel isn’t going to be written on paper, isn’t going to be chiseled in stone; This time I’m writing out the plan *in* them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. I’ll be their God, they’ll be my people. They won’t go to school to learn about me, or buy a book called ‘God in Five Easy Lessons’. They’ll all get to know me firsthand, the little and the big, the small and the great. They’ll get to know me by being kindly forgiven, with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.” #Hebrews‬ ‭8‬:‭6-13‬ #newcovenant #restoration #redemption through #Christ #love #Jesus
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #vscocam #vsco #mirror #waterfallbraid (at Corellis Cafe Gallery)

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Anchored
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“We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” #‭Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭19-20‬ #Jesus #hope #love #God👌
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #vscocam #vsco #frenchbraid #curls #mirror

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Anchored
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“We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because He has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” #‭Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭19-20‬ #Jesus #hope #love #God👌
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #vscocam #vsco #frenchbraid #curls #mirror

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Promising #engaged
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So, @ryanecollings and I had some exciting times last weekend 😊💜 Luckily the whole thing was gorgeously documented by Joshua Mikhaiel Photography {@joshuamikhaiel}👌#follow
The extended video (start to finish, reaction and all) of the amazing, friend-filled flashmob Ryan put together is linked in my bio 🙌🌈👫
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So excited, promising to say yes to covenant with him! #engaged #favourite #future #sacrificiallove #marriage #covenant #Christ #theChurch #ryanandchelseaforlife #mostoverwhelmingexperience #suchjoy #God’s #love #bearsbelieveshopesendures #allthings #1Cor137 (at Glebe Tram Sheds (Harold Park))

sleeperinthevalley

Promising #engaged
//
So, @ryanecollings and I had some exciting times last weekend 😊💜 Luckily the whole thing was gorgeously documented by Joshua Mikhaiel Photography {@joshuamikhaiel}👌#follow
The extended video (start to finish, reaction and all) of the amazing, friend-filled flashmob Ryan put together is linked in my bio 🙌🌈👫
//
So excited, promising to say yes to covenant with him! #engaged #favourite #future #sacrificiallove #marriage #covenant #Christ #theChurch #ryanandchelseaforlife #mostoverwhelmingexperience #suchjoy #God’s #love #bearsbelieveshopesendures #allthings #1Cor137 (at Glebe Tram Sheds (Harold Park))

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RYAN’S EPIC FLASH MOB PROPOSAL //

I received a massive group message the other night asking for choir members to be a part of a very ‘special’ performance which was very hush hush this weekend. I had a bit of an idea what Ryan might be planning so I packed my bags with no intention of doing any singing. Truthfully knowing that this would be one of those days you just don’t come across very often. It’s actually been a bit of a lifelong dream of mine to be involved in a flashmob.. (if by lifelong you mean the last few years) Anyway. The group of musicians and backup singer/dancers congregated at the park instruments in hand awaiting the fateful text message to let them know Ryan and Chelsea had arrived. Ryan managed to play it cool enough to let Chelsea think he was just playing her a song by himself till a drummer appeared round the corner during the second verse.. little by little the band grew and well .. the rest, as they say, is history. I stopped taking photos mid way through the song to record some of it on video for them so you can view the last few minutes of this joyous occasion. Sorry for the poor sound & video quality it was quite windy & my video skills are sorely lacking.

So incredibly thankful to God for his grace and love demonstrated through beautiful people. Namely my fiancee, ryanecollings, for writing and directing this whole thing, and just wanting to marry me in the first place. You are my favourite. To our wonderful friends and family (church and biological) for helping out so much, just being there and supporting us throughout our journey…and very specifically, the splendiferous Joshua Mikhaiel, for capturing this whole wonderful thing in such a special, beautiful, life changing way.

Amazed.

#engaged

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Morning rehearsal to get everything as splendid as can be! #amazingfriends #churchfamsforlife #musoserrywhere Sneaky friends, laying in wait around the corner. Band members (left), church friends (centre), uni friends (right). Horns enter. Anzac Bridge pictured behind. More crying. All of the cries. 
Left: w/ Ana Maria Left: Me and two of my best friends and housemates, Emma (right) and Coco (back) <3
Right: Group shot!!! #amazeful

RYAN’S EPIC FLASH MOB PROPOSAL //

I received a massive group message the other night asking for choir members to be a part of a very ‘special’ performance which was very hush hush this weekend. I had a bit of an idea what Ryan might be planning so I packed my bags with no intention of doing any singing. Truthfully knowing that this would be one of those days you just don’t come across very often. It’s actually been a bit of a lifelong dream of mine to be involved in a flashmob.. (if by lifelong you mean the last few years) Anyway. The group of musicians and backup singer/dancers congregated at the park instruments in hand awaiting the fateful text message to let them know Ryan and Chelsea had arrived. Ryan managed to play it cool enough to let Chelsea think he was just playing her a song by himself till a drummer appeared round the corner during the second verse.. little by little the band grew and well .. the rest, as they say, is history. I stopped taking photos mid way through the song to record some of it on video for them so you can view the last few minutes of this joyous occasion. Sorry for the poor sound & video quality it was quite windy & my video skills are sorely lacking.

So incredibly thankful to God for his grace and love demonstrated through beautiful people. Namely my fiancee, ryanecollings, for writing and directing this whole thing, and just wanting to marry me in the first place. You are my favourite. To our wonderful friends and family (church and biological) for helping out so much, just being there and supporting us throughout our journey…and very specifically, the splendiferous Joshua Mikhaiel, for capturing this whole wonderful thing in such a special, beautiful, life changing way.

Amazed.

#engaged

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God cannot heal who you pretend to be. #StevenFurtick #hillsongconf
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We live in a culture of constant comparison. Nothing will kill your contentment like comparison.
Get real.
There’s a problem when our life is about presenting images of perfection.
I can’t be conformed into His image if I’m obsessed with perfecting my own image.
//
“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” #‭2Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭16-18‬ #amazing #God #grace #freedom #repentance
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #love #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #fashion #chelseasbraids #fishtail #pincurls

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God cannot heal who you pretend to be. #StevenFurtick #hillsongconf
//
We live in a culture of constant comparison. Nothing will kill your contentment like comparison.
Get real.
There’s a problem when our life is about presenting images of perfection.
I can’t be conformed into His image if I’m obsessed with perfecting my own image.
//
“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” #‭2Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭16-18‬ #amazing #God #grace #freedom #repentance
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #love #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #fashion #chelseasbraids #fishtail #pincurls

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Encourage daily //
“But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].” #Hebrews‬ ‭3‬:‭13‬ #Jesus #love #community #bible #God
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #love #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #ropebraid #pincurls

sleeperinthevalley

Encourage daily //
“But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].” #Hebrews‬ ‭3‬:‭13‬ #Jesus #love #community #bible #God
//
#braid #hair #girl #blonde #love #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #ropebraid #pincurls

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God’s grace toward us is true and constant regardless of how we feel.💜👌#sothankful
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“My feelings are not God. God is God. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.” - John Piper #johnpiper #finallyalive #quote #God👌#purifymyperceptions #prayer #love #saved
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Watch the video here http://tinyurl.com/CHGsingsAmazingGrace {link in bio}

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Love her hair!! @annamoran #frenchbraid #updo #latergram
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#hair #girl #redhead #love #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #vscocam #vsco

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Love her hair!! @annamoran #frenchbraid #updo #latergram
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#hair #girl #redhead #love #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #fashion #chelseasbraids #vscocam #vsco

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Radiance //
“He (#Jesus) is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high” #Hebrews‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ #amplified #thankful Jesus, you are higher than the angels! #God #grace #sustainer #powerful #Godsword #bible @YouVersion
//
#sydney #sky #love #clouds #sea #ocean #southcoast #australia #vsco #vscocam #adventures ft. @ryanecollings (at 🎶 Cityalight - Yours Alone 🎶)

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Radiance //
“He (#Jesus) is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high” #Hebrews‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ #amplified #thankful Jesus, you are higher than the angels! #God #grace #sustainer #powerful #Godsword #bible @YouVersion
//
#sydney #sky #love #clouds #sea #ocean #southcoast #australia #vsco #vscocam #adventures ft. @ryanecollings (at 🎶 Cityalight - Yours Alone 🎶)

9

We watched the light as it set from the sun, all the ways we could run, all the ways we could run. Oh my, can you see the lights from outer space? //
O God, “You own the day, you own the night; you put stars and sun in place. You laid out the four corners of earth, shaped the seasons of summer and winter.” #‭Psalm‬74‬:‭16-17 #thankfulforsucha #heavenlycreator #God #love #sunset #sunchasers #sun #creator #beautiful #design
//
#girl #sydney #australia #lyrics #yearsaroundthesun #milesaway #sky #tree #ootd #longhair #vsco #vscocam (at Harris Farm Markets Boronia Park)

sleeperinthevalley

We watched the light as it set from the sun, all the ways we could run, all the ways we could run. Oh my, can you see the lights from outer space? //
O God, “You own the day, you own the night; you put stars and sun in place. You laid out the four corners of earth, shaped the seasons of summer and winter.” #‭Psalm‬74‬:‭16-17 #thankfulforsucha #heavenlycreator #God #love #sunset #sunchasers #sun #creator #beautiful #design
//
#girl #sydney #australia #lyrics #yearsaroundthesun #milesaway #sky #tree #ootd #longhair #vsco #vscocam (at Harris Farm Markets Boronia Park)

9

Whatever my lot, God has taught me to say - it is well, it is well with my soul.
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Praise has a way of lifting our perspective. - #StevenFurtick #hillsongconf
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“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Yes.” ‭#Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7, 19-20‬ #love #God #glory #assurance #provider
//
#southcoast #driving #sky #clouds #sydney #winter #australia #reflection #1x1 #vsco #vscocam

sleeperinthevalley

Whatever my lot, God has taught me to say - it is well, it is well with my soul.
//
Praise has a way of lifting our perspective. - #StevenFurtick #hillsongconf
//
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Yes.” ‭#Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7, 19-20‬ #love #God #glory #assurance #provider
//
#southcoast #driving #sky #clouds #sydney #winter #australia #reflection #1x1 #vsco #vscocam

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Dependence + #thefreedomofselfforgetfulness
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“Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God.” #Romans‬8‬:‭5-7 #TheMessageinterpretation #bible #love #Jesus #freedom #assurance #dependence
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Love being reminded of these awesome truths through #God’s amazing #church #family! @clbalmain @kerenmoran #MCG #TimKeller
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#braid #hair #girl #brunette #updo #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #chelseasbraids

sleeperinthevalley

Dependence + #thefreedomofselfforgetfulness
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“Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God.” #Romans‬8‬:‭5-7 #TheMessageinterpretation #bible #love #Jesus #freedom #assurance #dependence
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Love being reminded of these awesome truths through #God’s amazing #church #family! @clbalmain @kerenmoran #MCG #TimKeller
//
#braid #hair #girl #brunette #updo #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #braids #instabraid #chelseasbraids

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Took me from the wayside, called me your own. Throwing me a lifeline you carried me home. #Jesus //
“This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.” #1John‬ ‭4‬:‭7-10‬ #lifeline #hillsong #youngandfree #lyrics #love #bible #God #amazing
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#bzslideupfishtail #braid #hair #girl #blonde #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #chelseasbraids

sleeperinthevalley

Took me from the wayside, called me your own. Throwing me a lifeline you carried me home. #Jesus //
“This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.” #1John‬ ‭4‬:‭7-10‬ #lifeline #hillsong #youngandfree #lyrics #love #bible #God #amazing
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#bzslideupfishtail #braid #hair #girl #blonde #longhair #hairstyles #hairposts #hairstagram #ighair #instabraid #braidsfordays #braidsforgirls #yourbraids #chelseasbraids

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Young hearts, run free
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“GOD, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children’s hearts, freeing you to love GOD, your God, with your whole heart and soul and live, really live.” #Deuteronomy‬ ‭30‬:‭6 #blessed #God #heart #known #love #bible #verse #Jesus #sanctifies by the #holyspirit #freedomonHisterms #living
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#coffee #sydney #coffeeart #chalkespresso #maroubra #australia #vsco #vscocam #latergram (at Chalk Espresso)

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Young hearts, run free
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“GOD, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children’s hearts, freeing you to love GOD, your God, with your whole heart and soul and live, really live.” #Deuteronomy‬ ‭30‬:‭6 #blessed #God #heart #known #love #bible #verse #Jesus #sanctifies by the #holyspirit #freedomonHisterms #living
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#coffee #sydney #coffeeart #chalkespresso #maroubra #australia #vsco #vscocam #latergram (at Chalk Espresso)