(This post was originally published on my personal blog, Of Postcards & Ink, between 2015-2016.)
Hello! My name is Courtney.
I love God. I’m in awe of my Creator and I’m humbled every day by His perfect love and grace for me. I have the undeserved privilege of being His daughter and calling Him Father, not because of who I am, but in spite of who I am and because of what Christ has done. I’m still learning what it means to surrender my life to Him and to trust in His goodness and in His truth in every season.
I love people. I treasure opportunities and quality time taken to know others deeply. To love them, to listen to their stories and to hear the songs of joy and of sorrow that take root in their heart.
I love learning. Growing up, I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by people who have instilled in me a deep curiosity about the world. Now, I look around and find myself in the middle of an International Studies/Law double degree at the University of New South Wales, at the doorstep of a year abroad that will be spent studying at Sciences Po in Paris, France.
I love travelling. I find so much joy in exploring new places – tracing the footsteps of those who have gone before me and forging new paths and leaving new footprints. Whether it takes me around the corner from home or across an ocean or two, there’s so much beauty and history to be seen in the world. For all its richness though, this world’s beauty is tinged with brokenness and my heart aches for the world that God promises – a world where tears, pain and suffering will be no more.
I love stories. I love storytelling in all of its forms – from art, books and pictures to music, films and memories. I’m fascinated by people’s lives, experiences and the gifts that God has given them to share their stories with others. For me, my stories find themselves wrapped up in words, art and photographs.
As I leave home in Sydney and grow to call Paris home for a year, I’d love to share the stories that I come across with you and I’d love to continue hearing your stories too.
I hope you treasure all of them as much as I do.