Australian - Euro Rail's ‘First’ Class Rail Travel 

Australian - Euro Rail's ‘First’ Class Rail Travel 

News.com featured an article whether it is worth the extra cost going 1st Class on Euro Rail. It's a very interesting article and well worth a read. But what about Australia's rail 1st Class trains journeys.

  • Cave Rescue – A Miracle Indeed

    Cave Rescue – A Miracle Indeed

    It’s been a few weeks since the eyes of the world were fixed on a remote part of the world, where 12 young soccer players and their coach were trapped in a cave. Over a couple of weeks, we all watched and prayed – and hoped. Lots of prayer was happening: from Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and probably even agnostics.

  • It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village

    There is a saying: ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ While I’ve heard this saying briefly before, it only recently became apparent to me what it really means. So, when Jacinda Adern made a post on Instagram introducing her new baby earlier in June this year with the caption ‘welcome to our village wee one’ the comment simply passed over me.

  •  The Anticipation of Grief

    The Anticipation of Grief

    I sat at a funeral service. I had mentally prepared myself not to cry, not be emotional. I knew that once I started a drop of tear, it would soon flow into a river.  Yes, I may have been mentally prepared. But was I emotionally prepared? Maybe not.

  • Feasts of the Lord

    Feasts of the Lord

    Autumn in Israel starts with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, which in Hebrew means “head of the year” (the Jewish New Year). It is also known as the Feast of Trumpets and Day of the Blowing (Yom HaTruah). The shofar, or ram’s horn, is blown all over the Land on this day, which marks the beginning of the holiest time of year on the Jewish calendar.

  • SETI

    SETI

    ET – phone home! Actually, no, phone us instead and let us know you’re out there! We’re listening for you.

  • Running on Empty

    Running on Empty

    It was a busy school morning. I managed to get the kids out the door but with only minutes to spare. As all four children bundled into the car, I turned the engine on only to have the petrol light appear on my dashboard! The petrol was low—it was very low.

  • Surprised by the Nature of Things

    Surprised by the Nature of Things

    The bass notes from Jay Z's 99 Problems linger in the air as the lights dramatically fade at the stadium. A roar from the crowd erupts, as we spontaneously feel that our anticipation is about to be replaced with joy. Suddenly, the synth and chimes of Mylo Xyloto build to a climax and the atmosphere explodes into a mind-boggling display of lights, lasers and confetti cannons.

  • People Who Believe in Creationism are Also More Likely to Believe Conspiracy Theories, say Researchers

    People Who Believe in Creationism are Also More Likely to Believe Conspiracy Theories, say Researchers

    A team of researchers at the University of Fribourg claims to have found a link between creationists and belief in conspiracy theories.

  • FROMELLES and the Christian Connection - John Ridley

    FROMELLES and the Christian Connection - John Ridley

    “After passing over rough ground covered with the bodies of the dead and wounded, strewn with barbed wire and pocked by shellfire, the nineteen-year-old sergeant led his men into a water-filled ditch which had at one time passed for a German trench.

  • Finger of Faith – Hand of Hope

    Finger of Faith – Hand of Hope

    Unless you are a surgeon, doctor or nurse, this would make little sense. We had to get someone to decipher this for us!

  • For the Well-Being of the Community - School Must be Mandatory

    For the Well-Being of the Community - School Must be Mandatory

    As a grandfather, I am now at an age where schooling and education is right up there on the agenda where the little ones are now beginning their school life, and this therefore has become prime topic material.