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Bobbie Houston🌼 @bobbiehouston

Wife of @brianchouston & Co-Global Senior Pastor of @hillsong church🌺🌸 Founder of #ColourConf & @ColourSisterhood #TheSisterhoodBook #StayThePathBook

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Sometimes ya just gotta read how it all ends!!! ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️ #thykingdomcome #eden #come ... 🌹🌹🌹🕊🕊🕊 “Come, says the Holy Spirit and the Bride in divine duet. Let everyone who hears this duet join them in saying, Come. Let everyone gripped with spiritual thirst say, Come. And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink it freely. It is my gift to you!  Come” — Jesus. Revelation. Last page!
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Sometimes ya just gotta read how it all ends!!! ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️ #thykingdomcome #eden #come ... 🌹🌹🌹🕊🕊🕊 “Come, says the Holy Spirit and the Bride in divine duet. Let everyone who hears this duet join them in saying, Come. Let everyone gripped with spiritual thirst say, Come. And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink it freely. It is my gift to you! Come” — Jesus. Revelation. Last page!

It’s true. Like a garden, planet earth needs “tender loving care”. Personally, I’d be upset if my neighbors dumped their garbage in my garden. I’d be delusional to think my garden would flourish and produce beauty and life if I never took care of it, never removed the weeds, never cleaned up the wear and tear of seasonal nature, never fertilized, never pruned what was in need of pruning. 🌏 It’s true .. earth IS our home and playground ... entrusted by a generous Creator (who btw gives principles for health and wellbeing. Of course, not everyone believes this, but His quiet signature is all over it if you take an honest look). And it’s true, we all play a part in keeping this world beautiful, sustainable, productive. So — pause and ponder and consider the future, but let’s do it with grace & wisdom.  Old habits are sometimes hard to unlearn — but we could all rethink a habit or two. Right. Talking to myself here as well. 🌏🌎🌍 But equally important is the “toxicity” of the HUMAN HEART.  It also is a garden in need of “tender loving care” ... and I somehow think that when things like “selfishness, greed, hatred, avarice and maybe even insatiable consumerism” are kept at bay, the world ends up a better place. So here’s to a better world, whilst it remains, because the Lord also said there will come a day when earth and sky will roll away to make way for a new heaven and new earth.  I once watched a documentary on Asian sweat shops and terrible labour factories.  Young girls forced to work intolerable hours for a pittance of wage, and sometimes no wage at all. At the end, the observation was made, “that these realities and injustices will never cease to exist whilst the vast majority of people around the world still want or like their never ending cheap, bargain, or sale items”. Anyways I’m sure we can all do better.  Pray for those in governance to find achievable pathways of repair and pathways of prevention.  With love and affection. — Bobs xox #prayingforthisworld #xox
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It’s true. Like a garden, planet earth needs “tender loving care”. Personally, I’d be upset if my neighbors dumped their garbage in my garden. I’d be delusional to think my garden would flourish and produce beauty and life if I never took care of it, never removed the weeds, never cleaned up the wear and tear of seasonal nature, never fertilized, never pruned what was in need of pruning. 🌏 It’s true .. earth IS our home and playground ... entrusted by a generous Creator (who btw gives principles for health and wellbeing. Of course, not everyone believes this, but His quiet signature is all over it if you take an honest look). And it’s true, we all play a part in keeping this world beautiful, sustainable, productive. So — pause and ponder and consider the future, but let’s do it with grace & wisdom. Old habits are sometimes hard to unlearn — but we could all rethink a habit or two. Right. Talking to myself here as well. 🌏🌎🌍 But equally important is the

Always remember there is a ... Higher way ... Grace way ... Salvation way ... Redemptive way ... Loving way ... more perfect way ... Jesus way!!!! For you and I, and for others. They’ll know we are His disciples if we have love one for another. Right. (Passed this bench on this grassy space on the way to our staff mtg just now). — Bobbie 🌹🌸🌺🌼🕊 Psalm 103 (NIV)
[1] Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. [2] Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--- [3] who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, [4] who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, [5] who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. [6] The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. [7] He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: [8] The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. [9] He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; [10] he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. [11] For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; [12] as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. [13] As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; [14] for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. [15] The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; [16] the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. [17] But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--- [18] with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. [19] The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. [20] Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. [21] Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. [22] Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.
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Always remember there is a ... Higher way ... Grace way ... Salvation way ... Redemptive way ... Loving way ... more perfect way ... Jesus way!!!! For you and I, and for others. They’ll know we are His disciples if we have love one for another. Right. (Passed this bench on this grassy space on the way to our staff mtg just now). — Bobbie 🌹🌸🌺🌼🕊 Psalm 103 (NIV) [1] Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. [2] Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--- [3] who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, [4] who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, [5] who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. [6] The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. [7] He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: [8] The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. [9] He will not always

Ha ha. @lauratoggs posted this ... Memories. Back in the day when getting a formal family photo was BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE!!!! Still is!!!!!!! #celebratingJoel40!!!!!
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Ha ha. @lauratoggs posted this ... Memories. Back in the day when getting a formal family photo was BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE!!!! Still is!!!!!!! #celebratingjoel40!!!!!

Baby girls .... couldn’t resist reposting this of Bailey Love enjoying her birthday in Cali.  We have four and “soon to be five” granddaughters!!!! 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 #family #blessed #MissSisterhood
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Baby girls .... couldn’t resist reposting this of Bailey Love enjoying her birthday in Cali. We have four and “soon to be five” granddaughters!!!! 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 #family #blessed #misssisterhood

A NOW GENERATION OF WOMEN. ➡️➡️ Over the past few weeks, I entrusted (our Aussie) Shood to some of our State leader girls & others. I am immensely proud of them all. They are loyal, lovely, faithful, teachable, humble, servant hearted, able. They’ve all grown up within the shadow of a House that believes in women and they carry the message with beauty and integrity. So. Just giving them a wee shout out. Thanks to all the girls (pictures and not) who give heart and soul to what is the “spirit of Sisterhood”. @hillsongsisterhoodau (@joyce_dixon @becjwood @nicoladouglass @danijey @sarahkhiroya @angelabachtle @jessiemclean ... @kyliedimauro @crouchydon @casslangton @lauratoggs & a bazillion campus pastors etc etc etc. Ha .. oh and @emmalorriecooke for next week with a “taste of the Territory” 🎉🎉 ... & then I get to be HOME!! #Oct #ShoodFightClubMonth #thesisterhoodbook
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A NOW GENERATION OF WOMEN. ➡️➡️ Over the past few weeks, I entrusted (our Aussie) Shood to some of our State leader girls & others. I am immensely proud of them all. They are loyal, lovely, faithful, teachable, humble, servant hearted, able. They’ve all grown up within the shadow of a House that believes in women and they carry the message with beauty and integrity. So. Just giving them a wee shout out. Thanks to all the girls (pictures and not) who give heart and soul to what is the “spirit of Sisterhood”. @hillsongsisterhoodau (@joyce dixon @becjwood @nicoladouglass @danijey @sarahkhiroya @angelabachtle @jessiemclean ... @kyliedimauro @crouchydon @casslangton @lauratoggs & a bazillion campus pastors etc etc etc. Ha .. oh and @emmalorriecooke for next week with a “taste of the Territory” 🎉🎉 ... & then I get to be HOME!! #Oct #shoodfightclubmonth #thesisterhoodbook

Blessed to be with the Hillsong UK crew in “sunny☀️ Wales” for their annual Staff Retreat!!! 350x (mostly adults and a few little ones) present. Testimony to 20yrs of hardwork and due diligence. 🎉🎉Love @garyjamesclark and @cathyclarke !!!! #family #fun #cabins #caravans #campfood #whaoo #greatinput #onehousemanyrooms #thykingdomcome @hillsonglondon (reminds me of the early early day “Family Camps” we had at Merroo!!! Remember that Hills??)
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Blessed to be with the Hillsong UK crew in “sunny☀️ Wales” for their annual Staff Retreat!!! 350x (mostly adults and a few little ones) present. Testimony to 20yrs of hardwork and due diligence. 🎉🎉Love @garyjamesclark and @cathyclarke !!!! #family #fun #cabins #caravans #campfood #whaoo #greatinput #onehousemanyrooms #thykingdomcome @hillsonglondon (reminds me of the early early day “Family Camps” we had at Merroo!!! Remember that Hills??)

My firstborn is ... 40!!!!! 🎉🎉 18th Sept 1979!!! How is this possible. “Happy Birthday son!!!! 🎉🎉 Fell in love with you the moment you arrived. You nearly killed me, but that’s another story!! Ha. 🌹Proud of who you are and who you have become. Proud of all the battles you’ve fought, the victories you’ve won, the people you’ve influenced towards the goodness of God.  You’re an artist, poet and prophet — flawed like the rest of us, yet that river of (Christ) grace flows strong in your soul. Thankyou for the songs and for eyes that see beyond horizons to that eternal one day, someday that consumes my own heart. I don’t say it lightly ... but I know when people walk through the mayhem of their own personal dark places, those lyrics and melodies and sounds reveal the grace of heaven and carry them through.  Worship works. Dad and I love your little family ... and I’m personally grateful to the Father that I got to be your mum. 🎉🎉So “cheers” to 4am, on a beautiful Sept dawn morn  in St Margaret’s hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney. Our worlds collided in the most spectacular, heaven kissed way. And dad may have pranced down the hallway with sheer delight that he had a son”. — Always and forever, Mum 🌹🌹🌹(waxing poetic .. but I’ve been awake since 3am .. and now it’s 5.40am ... somewhat sleepless in England🌺🌼🌸🌹🎉 @joelhouston #olderphotobtw 😝
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My firstborn is ... 40!!!!! 🎉🎉 18th Sept 1979!!! How is this possible. “Happy Birthday son!!!! 🎉🎉 Fell in love with you the moment you arrived. You nearly killed me, but that’s another story!! Ha. 🌹Proud of who you are and who you have become. Proud of all the battles you’ve fought, the victories you’ve won, the people you’ve influenced towards the goodness of God. You’re an artist, poet and prophet — flawed like the rest of us, yet that river of (Christ) grace flows strong in your soul. Thankyou for the songs and for eyes that see beyond horizons to that eternal one day, someday that consumes my own heart. I don’t say it lightly ... but I know when people walk through the mayhem of their own personal dark places, those lyrics and melodies and sounds reveal the grace of heaven and carry them through. Worship works. Dad and I love your little family ... and I’m personally grateful to the Father that I got to be your mum. 🎉🎉So “cheers” to 4am,

17th Sept!!! Happy Birthday to the very adorable Bailey Love.  She really is the sweetest little girl ... and an artist in the making it seems. She loved her Grammie and Pops gift! “Oh I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!” 🎉🌸🎉🌼🎉🌸🌺🎉🎉🎉
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17th Sept!!! Happy Birthday to the very adorable Bailey Love. She really is the sweetest little girl ... and an artist in the making it seems. She loved her Grammie and Pops gift! “Oh I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!” 🎉🌸🎉🌼🎉🌸🌺🎉🎉🎉

Congrats to @freimuthav and @johaverkamp & @hillsonggermany on their 15th year!!!!!! You are both amazing. We love  you. — B&B (PS: the “rooms” are all growing up!) #onehousemanyrooms #thykingdomcome
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Congrats to @freimuthav and @johaverkamp & @hillsonggermany on their 15th year!!!!!! You are both amazing. We love you. — B&B (PS: the “rooms” are all growing up!) #onehousemanyrooms #thykingdomcome

KINDNESS IS NO SMALL THING ..... it leads to repentance ... it leads Home ... it leads us to where the heart of heaven is. It’s a gift and attribute. Scripture says that “it is the kindness of Christ that leads us to repentance” — therefore kindness (in its purest form)  is at the very essence of who God is. It’s a fruit or evidence of the Holy Spirit. 🌹 I hope and pray always, that regardless of what  others may (naively or intentionally dish out), that I will always respond with Christ-like kindness!! Goals are good right! 🌹🌹 AND ... “Kindness Rules” was foundational to what has become a Sisterhood Movement around the world. Our endless hope that we will be ... Moved by kindness ... Inspired by kindness ... Led by kindness ... Protected by kindness. (Shivers, this could be a message right!). Anyways — Love ya, Bobbie 🌹🌺🌸🕊🌼 #kindnessrules #thesisterhoodbook #thykingdomcome (image of one our girls from Berlin).
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KINDNESS IS NO SMALL THING ..... it leads to repentance ... it leads Home ... it leads us to where the heart of heaven is. It’s a gift and attribute. Scripture says that “it is the kindness of Christ that leads us to repentance” — therefore kindness (in its purest form) is at the very essence of who God is. It’s a fruit or evidence of the Holy Spirit. 🌹 I hope and pray always, that regardless of what others may (naively or intentionally dish out), that I will always respond with Christ-like kindness!! Goals are good right! 🌹🌹 AND ... “Kindness Rules” was foundational to what has become a Sisterhood Movement around the world. Our endless hope that we will be ... Moved by kindness ... Inspired by kindness ... Led by kindness ... Protected by kindness. (Shivers, this could be a message right!). Anyways — Love ya, Bobbie 🌹🌺🌸🕊🌼 #kindnessrules #thesisterhoodbook #thykingdomcome (image of one our girls from Berlin).

Still one of my most favorite photos ever. 🌹 Backstory: Photo shoot for Colour back in the day ... It was the year we had the girls in curlers (not remotely intentional), when suddenly our little grandma sat between the girls  and we captured the cutest moment ever, as the girls either side planted kisses on her cheeks. It was natural, generational, and lovely. 😝‘Twas the year, Dave (the “Jesus is a bit of a chick-magnet” photographer) was taking posey shots I would never feel comfortable to use (maybe only cos he maybe didn’t fully know what Colour was truly about). Anyway, I turned up a little late for whatever reason and said “Dave, mate ... let’s just let the girls be real and themselves and let’s capture what we capture”. And he did!!! Beautifully so in fact. 🌺Then ... from the corner of my eye, I saw Liniah (Emma’s little curly-Auburn-hair moppet). She was in her own little world,  in a corner, with these adorable grubby feet. It was a moment spontaneously caught. Not meditated nor staged ... just a little girl, barefoot in the wonder of what her mummy and friends and Aunty Bobbie were doing. In the conf invitation that year — I parred these little feet ... with the imprint of many baby feet, that were Greetings cards that I bought (cleaned the shop out actually) from an orphanage we visited in Kampala, Uganda. When an abandoned baby was brought in, they’d take a footprint and put it on a card to raise finance for the babies care. Many of these children were to transition into the wonderful ministry of @watoto. 🌹 ANYWAY ... was scrolling for pics of my son (cos he turns 40 this week) ... and found this pic. SO FOR ALL THE CHILDREN OUT THERE IN NEED OF TLC AND ADOPTION OR FOSTER OR SPONSORSHIP — let’s do our part.  Love ya — Bobbie 🌹 #colourconf #thesisterhoodbook #placingvalueuponwomanhood (AND DAVE, thanks for taking this pic. You’re are a brilliant photograph)
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Still one of my most favorite photos ever. 🌹 Backstory: Photo shoot for Colour back in the day ... It was the year we had the girls in curlers (not remotely intentional), when suddenly our little grandma sat between the girls and we captured the cutest moment ever, as the girls either side planted kisses on her cheeks. It was natural, generational, and lovely. 😝‘Twas the year, Dave (the “Jesus is a bit of a chick-magnet” photographer) was taking posey shots I would never feel comfortable to use (maybe only cos he maybe didn’t fully know what Colour was truly about). Anyway, I turned up a little late for whatever reason and said “Dave, mate ... let’s just let the girls be real and themselves and let’s capture what we capture”. And he did!!! Beautifully so in fact. 🌺Then ... from the corner of my eye, I saw Liniah (Emma’s little curly-Auburn-hair moppet). She was in her own little world, in a corner, with these adorable grubby feet. It was a moment

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