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5 questions to prepare you for 2017

Year in Review Every six months I like to look back over my year. I look for patterns and progress. Looking back helps me accelerate forward. It reminds me to celebrate and enjoy the process as well as making adjustments to keep me on track to achieving my goals. Here are some rapid-fire questions for […]

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Full of thanks

It’s such a beautiful time of year here in the States. While in one hemisphere the heat is turning up, the one I am in the leaves are falling and winter coats are coming out. A few weeks ago I celebrated my third Thanksgiving. It’s so beautiful to take a day to celebrate and be […]

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Highs and Lows

I was out at a party in Hollywood and was hitting it off with an entertainment industry professional, I’ll call them ‘X’. Before I knew it we were exchanging details and ‘X’ was offering BIG introductions to some of the top 5 people I dream to have dinner with, well maybe 4 because I was […]

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Trust

Before I came back to California to attend my second year of school I was looking for a sign to point me in the right direction. On the very day I asked for a sign an envelope was found in the bottom of a bag. On the front it said, “Seed money for Bethel.” I […]

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A dream is a wish your heart makes

A few years back I walked into an inner healing counseling session, sat down and said, “I feel like I have no vision and the dreams I once dreamed are lifeless. I don’t have that connection I once had with them.” The counselor said, “The reason you are finding it hard to have vision is […]

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Faith

I thought I would write this blog specifically about my Faith. This is a topic I don’t love being too in your face about. A big part of me hates the stereotype that is evoked when you tell someone you believe in Jesus. What I realized is that I was actually going through a time […]

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Anything Can Happen

So it’s 1:30am in the morning here in California. Jet lag has kicked in. In case you haven’t read my previous blogs, I have moved back to Redding, California to attend my 2nd year of school at Bethel. It has been a whirlwind, quitting my job in Queensland, packing up my life again, squeezing in […]

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Brave

Tough decision. I’ve been accepted back for a 2nd year at Bethel in California. I LOVE the COMFORT of being back in Australia, with my yummy family, chasing summer on the beach, enjoying little beach town life and earning my keep. But something screams inside me saying, “Ella you are not being true to yourself, […]

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Un-offendable

Walking through the international gates to greet my family after 9 months of being away in California, I was reminded of the opening scene in Love Actually. I had imagined this moment all year. It got me through the times I wondered whether I could pull this off. It was a bittersweet moment where I […]

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  • Love my girls! We missed you @ashley.n.hills @jessicansmalley 💗
  • Well done Bellesy boo on graduating high school!! 👩‍🎓✨🎉
  • @misslektra thank you for being the most outstanding first intern! You are so caring and thoughtful! I loved watching your creative journey unlock this year and can’t wait to see what happens for you next year!
  • I can’t believe it’s the last day of school tomorrow for the year for our students at @bethelconservatoryofthearts I am so crazy proud of how far they have all come! And I feel insanely blessed and inspired to work with some of the best people I know! photo cred: @lucassankey
  • Happy Mother’s Day @dideehooper ❤️ Someone once told me no one does “compassion like your mum” and this is true she is the most gracious woman I know. She always seeks to understand before being understood, she is full of wisdom and great counsel. She is confident and full of fun, my best friend 💗 love you mum!!
  • R E S T 💗
  • The sun is out people! 🙌🏼 📸 @christine.l.sullivan
  • I loved being a part of this photo shoot. Check out a cool video of the Narnia series on @lucassankey Instagram TV ✌🏼😝
Hair: @brb_hair 
Make up: @lesliehernandez.mua 
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  • It’s been nearly a week since we got back from Beijing and all I can think about is the people! I am deeply impacted by this team! Why? Because we don’t remember what people say but we remember how they make us feel. And what I felt on this team was a whole lot of love, joy/comedy, purpose beyond ourselves and unity I have never felt before. I loved the late night/ early morning chats, the permission to put the head phones in to be an introvert and the delight in sharing in the hilarity of “we have no idea what we are doing”. It wasn’t just the team that impacted me but the students who left a mark - we got to teach English and Creativity to 16- 18 year olds. Seeing the transformation in the student from day 1 to day 5 was the most rewarding gift. China you have my heart. ❤️
  • I don’t think I have ever - EVER dressed up like this, not even when I was in drama school! There’s something about my friend  @lucassankey he sees people differently! Check out his Narnia series on his page! Thank you for capturing my bad ass side! And shout out to the very talented @lesliehernandez.mua and @brb_hair for hair and make up! Thank you for pushing me to go bigger and bolder! ❤️❤️
  • @hunt.odom you are one of the funniest & kindest people I know! This trip to China has been hysterical with you on our team! I don’t think I have laughed this hard in a long time 😂
  • A bunch of public transport posers in China 🇨🇳