• Oh no!………Mother’s Day!

    Mother’s Day is an emotionally complex day.  The emotion of the celebration is governed by our relationship with our mother. Emotions vary; happy, sad, conflicted, flat and/or even left out. Can this day be redeemed so that anyone can celebrate regardless of their relationship with their mother? The short answer...

  • Getting Personal

    In church we often treat the Holy Spirit like electricity; a power to be plugged into to do the work of God and life. This is so far from the truth! The Holy Spirit is not a power to harness but a person to know. Firstly, the Holy Spirit is...

  • Rosemary & Poppies

    What is the significance of Rosemary & Red Poppies on ANZAC day? Traditionally, sprigs of rosemary are worn on Anzac Day and sometimes on Remembrance Day, and are usually handed out by Legacy and the RSL. Rosemary has particular significance for Australians, as it is found growing wild on the...

  • When Death Becomes Life

    6-11 Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his...

  • How to Get Rich!

    One of my favourite books in the Bible is Proverbs. The sayings in this book were given by God to tease and expand our thoughts about Him and life. God uses these puzzles to challenge what we think we know so as to enable us to know more. Let me...

  • What Will People Think?

    When King David returned the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, he led the way praising the Lord with dancing and music while wearing a simple linen garment. It seems that in his vigorous worship he had, well … accidentally … exposed himself. Not surprisingly, on his return home, he...

  • Hypocrite

    Did you know that the word hypocrite came from the ancient Greek word hypokrites, which means “an actor” or “a stage player” – it could even be translated ‘pretender’?  In the 13th century its meaning changed, and hypocrite was then used to refer to “someone who pretends to be morally good or pious...

  • Seeking and Granting Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts toward an offender in order to be free from anger and resentment. This process promotes healing and restoration of inner peace, and it can allow reconciliation to take place in the relationship. It...

  • Too Many Channels

    I have an ordinary TV and I have 30 free to air channels to choose from – not all of them are good.  Luckily, my TV has a function that allows me to block unwanted channels – I use this to protect myself and my family.  For example, because I...

  • Morning Has Broken

    Morning Has Broken When I wake in the morning I feel, and look, like death warmed up. I need a reset so that I can engage with society.  My reset is my morning routine.  Every morning I lay out the clothes I am going to wear – deciding what I...