Don’t be troubled, believe…

Remember what it’s like to start a new job? That overwhelming sensation of having no idea what you’re doing and long and exhausting days? I imagine many of us feel like that at the moment – it certainly describes where I’m at. So much is changing so fast. In the midst of it, though, it’s…

Keep in touch

Every new circumstance brings opportunities as well as challenges. I am certain that the disruptions we’ve seen in recent months have no doubt caused many to consider the frailty of life and are a great opportunity to point people to the security and surety we have in a relationship with our Lord and Saviour. They…

Church with a difference

In the light of the Archbishop’s decision this week to cancel all public gatherings, those of us who can will meet in ‘virtual church’ this Sunday. Details of how to do that will be on the website and I warmly encourage you to log in at 10am or download the podcast if you can’t connect…

A Community of Love

One of the stunning things about our Lord is that he is committed to relationships. Within himself, and incredibly, with people such as us. The idea that the Almighty Creator God wants an intimate relationship with you and me should blow us away, but it’s part of the wonder of being a Christian. In God’s…

Don’t give up!

It always amazes me how God can put people in your path when you least expect it. I was at the Anglicare community hub last Thursday at our church, where people from the community wander in for a free sausage, cuppa and to have a look at the pop-up op shop. It was a fairly…

Tips on reading the Bible

We all know and agree that reading the Bible is important, but how often do we actually do it? I don’t just mean while in church or Bible study. I mean just by ourselves, personally… If we are honest (and I’m including myself here) it’s something that we all say is one of the most…

10 questions for a new year

1. What is one thing you can do this year to increase your enjoyment of God? the Bible? prayer? church? 2. What is an impossible prayer you can pray? What is something humanly impossible that you could pray for? 3. What’s the most important thing you could do to improve your family life? 4. In…

Bushfire Relief Efforts

The bushfires have had a devastating effect on communities around us. Anglicare is using the money donated to their Bushfire Appeal to send me into the Lithgow area to provide some financial assistance to those affected. People who have lost much are reacting differently, of course, but they are all grateful for the assistance they…

Prayer worth Praying

I am so grateful to God for the foundation I received as a young Christian exploring the truths of God’s plans for our lives. The solid teaching from God’s word (including the teaching as to why God’s word was important), the role models (their enthusiasm and love for God), the opportunity to ask whatever I…

2020

It was John Lennon who once sang, ‘Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans’, and I think he’s right in suggesting busyness can rob us of the enjoyment of the moment and, indeed, maybe rob us of life. As we farewell 2019 and look to all the hopes and…