Soccer and its drama queens

Soccer and its drama queens

There are an enormous number of sports that are played across the world and none more so than the round ball game, what we in Australia and New Zealand refer to as soccer and elsewhere as ‘football’.          

  • Survivor night: outwit – outplay - outlast

    Survivor night: outwit – outplay - outlast

    My youth group recently held a ‘Survivor Night’ and it was a huge success. Just like the popular reality TV show, we were broken up into tribes and competed in a series of challenges to determine the winner. Before the night began, us leaders got to church around two hours beforehand to set up and prepare for the night ahead.

  • Simple Accidents Cause Death

    Simple Accidents Cause Death

    Recently a News.com article revealed that statistically Australians are likely to lose their lives in simple accidents, and many of them around the home.

  • Vehicles can be a Must - Regardless

    Vehicles can be a Must - Regardless

    Any one of us would have to have been in a cave somewhere not to have seen the television Jeep adverts and the various other motor vehicle promotions many of them targeting prospective young women car owners.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    The use of animals in sport is as old as sport itself, even if our ideas of what is acceptable entertainment have changed over the years. Fortunately, we have moved on from the brutal gladiatorial games of the Romans that would pit beasts against condemned prisoners or martyrs, or the vicious bear baiting of the Middle Ages.

  • A Car Show with a Difference

    A Car Show with a Difference

    The recent Sandown 500 V8 SuperCar race highlights Australia’s love of cars. Motorsport stirs the emotions as people reflect on their passionate connection with their own cars. Are they a Holden or Ford driver?

  • Parenting: Is it Possible to Turn Terrible Twos into Terrific Twos?

    Parenting: Is it Possible to Turn Terrible Twos into Terrific Twos?

    My boy just turned two last month and oh what fun has it been! Along with a sudden surge of confidence and independence, comes an overflow of words. He has begun experimenting more, trying out things he has not done before. The adventurer in him begins exploring places by himself.

  • Treat Yo’ Self

    Treat Yo’ Self

  • 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.