• More Tricks than Treats#

    23 October, 2019

    Halloween (October 31) is my birthday. A few years ago my bro, Geoff rang on November 1 to say Happy Birthday. He remembered it when he saw the witches on TV. At first one could laugh at his reminder, but as our family were heavily into black magic, the horror of celebrating with witches, pumpkins,…...[read more]

  • 2019 Brief Changes

    1 January, 2019

    Pleasantly I sit under a slowly whirring ceiling fan, and ponder. While Sydney swelters, far more of you endure mid-winter chills - you even may live in -38,while my musings wander in +38. Such is the vastness of this planet, the power of our Lord's creative words. Each new year becomes a…...[read more]

  • Equipping 2019

    31 December, 2018

    Hopes are yet again set alight and wishes for a fresh goodness bubble within - because the new year is celebrated, A blessing and prayer to ponder, and then to equip your year ahead. BE BLESSED ........ (insert your name) in the name of the Lord Jesus that His grace may rest upon you in 2019, and…...[read more]

  • Loading New Year Well#

    30 December, 2018

    When the days are uncertain the wise seek the good Lord. Very recently some timely guidance caught my attention. It is for all Christians as the new year surely enters and it is unclear. A word from the Lord last week to the prayer, "Father what do you want to share with your church?" My…...[read more]

  • Is December 25 Valid for Christmas?

    23 December, 2018

    When the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: good will towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without good will towards men. – Charles Spurgeon Christmas can be as divisive as it is unifying. Good will is lost in argument, celebration spilled on the floor.…...[read more]

  • Of Stables & Deserts

    11 December, 2018

    Inhospitable places to humans are the rich soils for eternity! Elijah rose from a mountainous Gilead, John the Baptist was groomed in the desert, Jesus was born in a stable! Into His contemporary religious desert, and the arid faith of the Pharisees an Infant would introduce fresh life-giving…...[read more]

  • Christmas means Easter

    9 December, 2018

    Annually the world slides into Christmas. Its eyes glow steadily brighter as December 25 approaches. The retailers consider the multiplying profits, while compelled consumers race to the desires of their heart. Christmas offers a soft-serve nebulous faith to mankind. One that is now syncretised and…...[read more]

  • Hitting Halloween Hard

    30 October, 2018

    Where is the sage, who is the oracle to these times? Who can discern darkness within light? Where is the wise watchman who speaks up? All that glitters is not gold - equally, not all that is popular is worthy of celebration. Did you know these three tough facts about Halloween? Originally…...[read more]

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