“Mo”vember 2017 - every minute, somewhere in the world, a man takes his own life.

“Mo”vember 2017 - every minute, somewhere in the world, a man takes his own life.

The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier.

  • A time to be still

    A time to be still

    In our 24/7 culture, where we feel a debilitating anxiety if we don't have our smartphones with us, more and more people are realising the need to take time to be still and reflect on our lives and what we are here for.

  • Out of the abundance of the heart

    Out of the abundance of the heart

    In the period following the crash of the world stock exchanges in 1929, the world fell into the worst economic depression known in modern times.

  • EMP! Nuclear terror threat.

    EMP! Nuclear terror threat.

    Violence has marked 2017. American protesters took to the streets to accost each other, topple statues, trash cars and shops and grab headlines.

  • A different world

    A different world

    In Scripture classes in a government primary school I teach children about God. They are ‘by-and-large’ agreeable and willing to learn.

  • Pain spoken through art - Part III: The Wall

    Pain spoken through art - Part III: The Wall

    Art has always been a powerful way to express emotions. I want to show you some of my art. It tells a story. My story.

  • Preparing for the next disaster

    Preparing for the next disaster

    A few years ago, I was living in Brisbane with a newborn baby and a toddler when it flooded.  The floods were awful as dozens of people died and many lost their homes and businesses.

  • Joy – A singing bird

    Joy – A singing bird

    “If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come” -  an ancient Chinese proverb speaking of nurturing hope and faith despite whatever circumstances.

  • You can trust politicians… to lie

    You can trust politicians… to lie

    ‘Nothing will change when same sex marriage is legalised in Australia’ according to Bill Shorten, or Warren Entsch, Penny Wong or Dean Smith, Mark Dreyfus or John Alexander along with many other political elites on both sides of the fence.

  • Prayer and mindfulness — are they contradictory?

    Prayer and mindfulness — are they contradictory?

    The practice of mindfulness has become mainstream. It’s being promoted in classrooms, prisons, workplaces and ad hoc groups.

  • Courage to change

    Courage to change

    We all love a rousing Bible Scripture to tweet or post to our social media accounts. They become motivational memes and niceties that help us navigate long winters and bad days.

  • Middle East peace, the integral issue

    Middle East peace, the integral issue

    For fifty years since the Six Day War, June 1967, peace efforts in the Middle East have defied solution.

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