Tag: silence

10
Sep

Goodbye Izzy!

Goodbye Izzy! This month we said goodbye to Izzy, our Mustard Live Team Leader. Izzy joined the team last year as a volunteer helping Kane with all things Mustard Live. Not long after this, Izzy became the Mustard Live Team Leader Herself! She is a talented actress and was a wonderful addition to our Live team bringing enthusiasm and imagination

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10
Aug

Seeds of Change Appeal June 2020

Seeds of Change Appeal 2020 There are many factors that go into running Mustard, and at the beginning of 2020 we saw a lot of them change. A few long serving staff members departed to continue their journeys, a new Director started, and a global pandemic hit meaning our student lunchtime groups could no longer meet in person and we couldn’t go into

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29
Oct

SILENCE 2019 Update

I participated in SILENCE for the very first time this Sunday and what an unexpected experience it was! To give you some idea of my personality, I am an extrovert who loves chatting to people, and have a musical streak, which means I often find myself singing to myself without even realising. Safe to say, SILENCE was a challenge, and

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20
Dec

Directors Desk December 2018

‘To all children of the Father of Lights, however, shadowed life may be, there is now, and there will be, the Light that changes all things and makes all things new.’ – Amy Carmichael (paraphrasing Revelation 21:5) I can hardly believe that this year is coming to a close. As we complete another lap around the sun I can’t help

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20
Dec

Comms Corner Update December 2018

It wouldn’t be a Mustard Christmas article if I didn’t start with ‘what a year!’. Albeit a cliché, this phrase still rings true as I think about the year that we’ve had. 2018 has been a blur of reimagining, breakthrough, growth and celebration. While previous years have mostly consisted of visioning and planning, I can say that for the Comms

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22
Nov

Directors Desk November 2018

1331 PRAYER “Prayer is simply coming to attention of God’s presence in the world…” – Simone Weil Every day at 1331 (1.31pm) an alarm sounds on my phone reminding me to pray. I stop whatever it is I’m doing and turn my attention toward God. I remember the students that make up the Mustard Student Movement. I pray for them,

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30
Oct

#hancantalk

Last Tuesday I did the SILENCE challenge – oh em gee! And during the day I decided to write down my thoughts, feelings and experiences to share with you all. So welcome to Hannah’s diary – SILENCE edition! I am writing this article while silent (thankfully typing doesn’t count as talking). In the space of a few hours, I’ve already

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30
Oct

Directors Desk October 2018

I was standing in a Thai restaurant, staring at a take-away menu. My mind raced and my stomach churned as I considered how the next interaction might play out. I was halfway through 24 hours of silence,  completely unable to speak, which has obvious implications for someone who is about to attempt to order something to eat. Here’s how it

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30
Oct

Comms Corner Update October 2018

“Works well yet distracts others nearby.” “Great attitude and study habits, needs to improve quiet class discipline.” “High-quality assignments and effective group participation, however, she is a source of distraction.” These kinds of phrases littered my school reports from Prep through to Year 12. It’s safe to say I’m an extrovert in almost every way. I feel deeply valued when

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30
Oct

Mustard Live Update October 2018

Written before my SILENCE: “Silence is good for you.  In taking on SILENCE this year I’m giving up my voice for 24 hours to help students find theirs – to help them live their faith in their schools and not be ashamed of something dear to them. But as I’ve been preparing to give mine up, I’ve realised something: I

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