Rachel Li

Press Service International

Rachel is the children and youth pastor at Northern Life Baptist Church in Sydney. She loves volleyball, reading and a good TV drama! She has recently finished studying a Master of Divinity at Morling College and she’s continuing further studies towards another Masters.

  • New Year’s Detox

    The start of a new year is always a good time to reset and write down goals for the next weeks and months ahead.

  • “This will never end.”

    Recently, as I was reading over articles and watching the news about the tragic death of George Floyd, something caught my attention. A reporter was standing by the main street giving viewers an update of what was happening in New York when a protestor walks by and you could just make out what he was saying: “This will never end.”

  • When envy rears its ugly head…

    ‘Envy’ is given the name, ‘The Green-Eyed Monster’. He – or maybe she? – lurks deep in our soul, always watching what others are up to…

  • Do We Need Another Parachurch Organisation?

    I was chatting with a friend the other day and he mentioned that his church struggles with finding young adults to become youth leaders

  • “I’m scared of who I’m becoming.”

    One of my favourite Australian TV dramas of all time is Wentworth. It has action, suspense, lies and betrayal, overcoming adversities, and of course, the strength of the show lies in its exploration of the psyche of its main characters.

  • The Lord is close to the broken-hearted

    "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted," sings the psalmist in Psalm chapter 34, verse 18.

  • How to love your work

    Famous writer, Annie Dillard, once said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”. Apparently, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime.

  • Lessons from Lockdown

    In NSW, Australia, lockdown restrictions are starting to ease. For some it’s a welcome relief but for others they may feel a sense of trepidation and anxiety for the worst yet to come.

  • Freedom in confinement

    When the Australian Government first announced social-distancing and limiting the number of people allowed in gatherings, my mind couldn’t comprehend what was happening. I refused to believe it was true. My freedom was being restricted. I’ve been confined inside my apartment.

  • The Lure of Fame

    The Book of Judges tells many stories of the time when God’s people “had no king; everyone did as they saw fit” (Judges chapter 17 verse 6).