Sporting success: We believe what we want to believe

Sporting success: We believe what we want to believe

I love my GPS sport’s watch. Like your phone or car GPS it can record your journey. So when I started my open water swim in the local lake I was interested in what my watch would tell me about my current training program. As I swum through 1500m I took a glance with astonishment!

  • The Gateway to Worship

    The Gateway to Worship

     We all dedicate our lives to worship. Regardless of our professed spirituality, or lack of, our behaviours point to our object of worship.

  • Dementia & Two Mothers

    Dementia & Two Mothers

    We visited Edna, my wife’s 93 year old mother who lives behind locked doors in a nearby aged-care facility.Dementia is defined as a chronic or persistent mental disorder marked by memory failure, personality change and impaired reasoning: from Latin meaning ‘out of one’s mind’.

  • The way being prepared

    The way being prepared

    "Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah." (Jonah 1 verse 17).

  • Hearing the voice of God

    Hearing the voice of God

    One month ago, I completed a Discipleship Training School with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). The five-month school taught me many valuable and life changing things. I completed a three-month lecture phase and a two-month outreach (missional) phase, both of which had profound impacts on my life.

  • The one thing Christians must do

    The one thing Christians must do

    Here is a question for you. What is the single most important thing that all Christians need to do?

  • It is okay to be innocent

    It is okay to be innocent

    I am heavily inspired by heroic films and literature, so in my mind my education experiences have been viewed as my ‘battleground’.

  • Where to now? Finding your way when you don’t know what’s next

    Where to now? Finding your way when you don’t know what’s next

    As a pastor and youth worker I’ve spent a significant amount of my time talking to people about purpose, career and what they want to do with their lives. Although I believe that it is important to pray and listen to God for direction, I also think God gives us wisdom, passion and initiative to choose our own future.

  • Life time friends

    Life time friends

    A full copy of the Adelong and Tumut Express newspaper dated 14 January 1949 is in the air-tight family archive chest. It became obvious why this newspaper was kept. There were several news and social gossip columns that were of interest.

  • Three Things to learn from Jackie Robinson: Part one

    Three Things to learn from Jackie Robinson: Part one

     If you’ve never heard of Jackie Robinson, he was the very first African-American player to be integrated into Major League Baseball in 1947. As a skilled athlete his ability was rarely questioned when considered for coloured teams; his track record was ideal as a devoted Christian, husband, veteran, and educated college man. On paper Jackie Robinson was the type of player that major teams would fight over, had he not been black.

  • The threads that bind us

    The threads that bind us

    I woke up the other day with an intense desire to knit. Perhaps it was the rain pattering on the roof that sparked the longing to create something cosy and warm. Or maybe I was inspired by the memory of my grandmother who taught me to knit with soft wool she’d spun herself from neighbour’s sheep.

  • The perfect end to Hillsong Conference 2019 - Day 4

    The perfect end to Hillsong Conference 2019 - Day 4

    The Final day of Hillsong Conference is always the most memorable.