Perhaps no one will read this, and that is ok. It is ok because it was never really about getting a huge following of readers. It was however about two things. First and on the more surface level it was about developing the ‘gift’ of writing. But secondly and more deeply, I realised that writing […]Read more "On returning to the blog."
Complete strangers felt like Jesus had known them for years because he articulated back to them the deepest reasons why they had come. To know Jesus is to internalize his love in a way that allows us to answer the spiritual poverty in others. Only one thing is necessary, time with the Lord. As we […]Read more "Every day with God in 2018 part 2"
So recently at Waratah, I have been on a bit of a bandwagon of empowering lay people to step into more spaces of ministry leadership. I am completely aware that in doing so I am possibly running the risk of crafting some well fashioned rods for my own back in future. More on that in […]Read more "Just go with it."
Continuing on from Part 1 and for that matter, reflections on 2 Corinthians. Everything is rubbish next to knowing Jesus. True joy results in overflowing generosity. Therefore, it is possible (as ridiculous as it seems) to avoid joy in order to avoid giving. The life of faith is not about gathering resources to increase effectiveness, […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 2"
By now many of you would know that after our Carols ‘rain out’ last year for Waratah Church’s Christmas Carols event, we somehow manged to plan our 2017 Carols on the same weekend as the most epic cold front in yonks turned up carrying with it a severe weather warning. Hooray. So much of my […]Read more "When your Carols event gets rained out…again. Sort of."
Let me spell it out…especially for you lads. If you get romantically involved with a girl;
Your. Individual. Friendships. With. Other. Girls. Is. Over.
What’s going on here? 3 After Dark Gen 12:1-3 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless […]Read more "What’s going on here 3: After dark."
The successor and the superior. Well here we go, the last of our discussions on the first 18 verses of the Gospel of John so let’s get stuck into it. Someone once lent me a DVD on the problem of evil and why God allows it to happen. On this particular DVD, there was a […]Read more "The cosmological Christmas part 6."
Yep, it sure is Joshua turns 3 months today. 15-09-16 he was born and man, is he growing up fast. I’m sure he’ll be 6 foot 3 next week. There is something else about today though, today marks exactly one year since I started this blogging caper. What an interesting ride it’s been. I am […]Read more "15 is a good number."
One of the pleasures of being a new parent is the experience of showing your child things for the very first time. So yesterday, Alycia and I decided to take Joshua to the viewing platform at Perth airport for him to see his first aeroplane. It’s actually a great spot as you can just come an […]Read more "Lift off."