Over the past few weeks I've been working in some areas that are a little rough. Your lower socioeconomic and less affluent sort areas where you would probably lock your car doors and drive past a little faster than usual. While I didn't have the most glamorous upbringing, my parents were there for me and … Continue reading Jesus didn’t die so we could have a comfortable life
I was fortunate enough to spend the Easter weekend away in a place called New Norcia - a small monastic village not too far from Perth. A great weekend get away, particularly for such a special occasion as the Easter period which was enriched by the spiritual and historical aspects of the town. Highly recommend … Continue reading The story of Saint Peter
In my previous article, I made a pretty open admission about my own failures. In going forward, and in light of this there are a few questions I’d like for you to think about and what answers may have: What makes us good? Is it from our good works, deeds and actions that categorise us … Continue reading What is good?
I was on the way to work the other day, and pensive about some situations happening in my life. It's so easy to think at times "my God, my God where are you? Why have you forsaken me?!" amid trials or when things aren't going as planned. But how humbling and sobering is it to … Continue reading Good Friday thoughts
It has been over the past few weeks at church where our Pastor has been faithfully preaching straight from the Gospels and following the narrative of Jesus. With Easter upon us, it is always a great time to reflect on the reason why Christ came to earth for us. Simplistically put, He came to die … Continue reading Our expectations… and then God’s
At times, I’ve had people come to commend me on “being a good person”. It may have been after seeing me serve in church, going the extra yard in work, or just helping out in general day to day life. Sure, if that’s your definition of good then I can tick those boxes I guess. … Continue reading I’m not a good person
I came from a background where prayer was a silent and personal action that you just kept between God and yourself. Kneel at the pew, and in a ritualistic manner pray to God - your needs, problems and grievances. Silently. There was no discussion of what we prayed about either really, or whether God answered … Continue reading The power of prayer