The first time I saw an angel

The first time I saw an angel

He had an illegal gun on the right side and cocaine on the left side as he stood at the altar. At an altar? Yes, you read right. At the church altar. I led this brother with a gun and cocaine on him to Christ at an altar.

  • Holidays

    Holidays

    How might we reflect "carefully" on how we intend to spend our 'holidays' this year. I understand that readers from different cultures use words such as 'holiday', 'vacation' and 'recreation leave' in various ways.

  • No to Abortion

    No to Abortion

    The story is told (in The Therapeutic Abortion Act) of one doctor asking another: “I want your opinion on the termination of a pregnancy.  The father is syphilitic; the mother tuberculous. Of the four children already born to them, the first was blind, the second died, the third was deaf and dumb, and the fourth was tuberculous.  What would you have done?”

  • The distant critic

    The distant critic

    Not that long back, my wife and I had the pleasure of going to the movies. With three young children, this happens as often as my children clean their bedrooms. Yes. Not often. 

  • I’m a Christian but I don’t go to church

    I’m a Christian but I don’t go to church

    Really? I wonder what you think being a Christian looks like? Or what a church actually is?

  • Lessons from a blown tyre and a gym towel

    Lessons from a blown tyre and a gym towel

    Do you ever question God’s timing?

  • Authenticity as a character trait, not an overused word

    Authenticity as a character trait, not an overused word

    I used to wonder, as a teen, why on earth anyone would want to teach high school. While in it, I was a master at blending: smart, but not noticeable, friendly, but not popular, but definitely not unpopular.

  • Hand crafted gifts

    Hand crafted gifts

    Mid October is time to be preparing for Christmas. To explain for readers who may be in the Northern hemisphere, in Australia, families and Christmas are 'top of the list' at Christmas because it is also the beginning of summer holidays and the end of the academic year.

  • Memoires of a tired parent

    Memoires of a tired parent

    Do you remember a time, when you could literally do whatever you wanted to do?

  • The John Yates Story

    The John Yates Story

    I was born in Melbourne in 1951 to a dad who had to teach himself to read and write and a mum who never completed primary school. Shy and bookish I never quite fitted into the family dynamic.

  • 3 Keys to my health breakthroughs

    3 Keys to my health breakthroughs

    Recently I have come into some significant health breakthroughs. With God’s help I have recovered from some chronic health conditions. I have been through a transformation and inner healing process as well as an outer transformation into greater health.

  • Multi-Tasking, Authenticity and a poem

    Multi-Tasking, Authenticity and a poem

    I’m a self-diagnosed multi-tasker. It’s almost impossible, at any given time, to find me only doing one thing. I have to be doing multiple things at once or at least be thinking about numerous things in any given moment, it’s just the way my mind works. In a strange way, it actually helps my mind to focus or to come alive and start to create new thoughts.