The water of life

September 25th, 2020|

In my mid-teens I had the privilege of going on a ‘safari’ into the outback – way up to Tibooburra in the north west corner of NSW. We went to build a [...]

Strength in our trials

September 17th, 2020|

Often in the early morning I walk down to Queens Park for exercise and pass the various memorials to Burke and Wills who camped there on the first leg [...]

“Re-wilding” the church

September 11th, 2020|

Over the last week I have taken time out for some study leave to read and reflect on ministry. The title of the book I have been reading picks up the [...]

God is the good shepherd; a good father.

September 3rd, 2020|

This Sunday our Samoan Youth are taking the service at St Johns. It is also ‘Father’s Day’ which is an important celebration particularly in the Samoa [...]

Moving on from failure

August 28th, 2020|

One of the big challenges in our lives is learning how to respond when things don’t go the way we had hoped. It could be as simple as a recipe not tur [...]

Joy and juvenation

August 20th, 2020|

Friendship is one of the great gifts of life. I am grateful for those people in my life who have shared some of my journey, listened attentively to me [...]

A vibrant faith that inspires

August 13th, 2020|

This week I had a zoom catch up with the other ministers and pastors in the Essendon area, and it was good to see their faces, hear their voices and l [...]

God can guide us when we listen

August 6th, 2020|

What a strange new world we live in, as we enter a more restricted phase of lockdown as our State Government urgently beefs up its measures to contain [...]

The courage to re-connect

July 30th, 2020|

As we live through this time of physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home as much as possible, we have seen a huge change in the way people [...]

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