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Pastor - leading, teaching, equipping, caring. Follower of Jesus. Husband of Mez. Father of two.
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Many of us can never see peace because we can’t understand grace. We want to repay, to make it up – always striving, always grafting – but we can never repay God. We come with our hurts and fears, our brokenness, and yet Jesus takes us as we are; that’s grace. When we can’t repay,
Often I find myself asking the wrong question or not asking enough questions. That’s why it’s great to have a toddler, they’re always asking questions. They want to know why, who, when, what… all the time! When you read a book like Judges, it’s easy to ask the wrong questions. What – but we should be
When you have a child, people are interested in who in the family it looks like, who the child resembles. To be honest, I can’t really tell, babies look like babies to me. But often, even complete strangers, will come up to us and tell us who they think our babies look like. People find
Caring about people is hard. So many people and needs. So much going on, going wrong. Terror. Abuse. Depression. Poverty. Hate. We can be left feeling limited – there’s only so much I can do. Liable – I should have done more. Lost – where can I start? Lonely – who’s caring for me? Often,
When people really want something… they’ll form a queue. It may not always be orderly or neat, but people line up for the boxing day sales, they queue outside Aldi before the weekly “Special Buys” go on sale, there’s even the few faithful crowding around apple stores when a new iPhone is released. We’ll go
What if there was only one message you needed to hear? I’ve written 100 sermons but perhaps there should only be one I ever have to give. If I’d know that earlier, I could have saved myself a lot of time in preparation. Love God with everything. Love others as you love yourself. It’s the
When I was a teenager, I thought it was funny to say, “aim low, you’ll never be disappointed.” I thought it was kind of clever. Depressing, discouraging and devoid of hope… but clever. I was more interested in being clever than being courageous. We might not openly and intentionally think this way, but subconsciously, I
Do you love this city? Recently Melbourne lost the title of “world’s most liveable city.” After 7 years at the top, it fell… to second place. But for a city that ranks so highly, we find it easy to pick its faults (transport, cost of living, safety, etc.). It’s loud and busy and… that’s why
Many of our Australian sporting teams carry a unique identity, a nickname. The rugby union team, the Wallabies. Our female cricketers, the Southern Stars and the soccer team are the Matildas. The men’s hockey team are the Kookaburras. There’s a certain theme, an Aussie flavour, a national identity. It continues with the rugby league team,