Melissa Ramoo

Press Service International

Melissa Ramoo is a physiotherapist, Pilates instructor and studying a bachelor of Ministry at Morling College in Sydney. She’s married to her husband Roshan and has a Boston Terrier named Hercules who is completely doted on.

  • When the pain inside rises and the cookies aren’t far away

    Comfort eating. My faithful friend for the last decade or so.

  • The power of encouragement 

    Over two years ago, I stopped writing. There was a lot going on in my life – I was balancing work and study at bible college.

  • Putting my identity in a personality test (PSI Young Writers Best of 2018)

    Recently I completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as part of a 'ministry formation' subject I'm undertaking for my theological studies.

  • Does believing in God justify misogynist attitudes?

    You are the devil's gateway, you are the unsealer of the forbidden tree, you are the first forsaker of the divine law… Early church father Tertullian (Book 1, Chapter 1) said this about Eve eating of the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden.

  • What do you want me to do for you?

    I’d like you to imagine something with me. If Jesus is standing in front of you right now and he asks you, “What do you want me to do for you?”

  • Do We Play Favourites?

    Church on Sundays can kind of feel the same. Although I was born in Australia, my family and I attended a Sri Lankan Tamil Church for many years. The congregation was pretty much the same people week in and week out.

  • Does God Love Victims?

    The story of David and Bathsheba is well known. We know of David’s successes, we know of his failures and we know of God’s love and forgiveness for him. But did God love Bathsheba?

  • When God uses the unexpected

    Recently I was on holidays with my husband in the USA. We used Uber for most of our journeys around and we met a variety of interesting drivers. But none were as interesting as T.

  • The lies the world sells us, and the traps that Christians fall into.

    Consumerism’s overwhelming dominance in our culture has made it hard to hear any other message. Our society defines us in terms of economic prosperity. The increasingly rapid pace of change can strain our identity.

  • And how much more valuable you are than birds!

    As I sit with the privilege of a shelter over my head and meals every day, I often wonder if our fellow brothers and sisters who are poor, vulnerable, orphaned and widowed read bible verses of comfort and actually experience God’s love and provision.