Sunday Reflections

Same Love Welcome

Monday, March 25, 2013

This week we have had words on our notice board displaying words of welcome that are not present in every Christian church. ‘Same Love Welcome’. Those words might sound a little cryptic if your radio is permanently tuned to Radio National as mine used to be before my children took over radio dial. Anyone who listens to popular music on...
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'The life of Pi' and Water into Wine

Monday, January 21, 2013

When the wine gave out it seems there was no pandemonium just a mother’s quiet word: they have no wine. When the MC tasted the water that had become wine he glimpsed a world beyond good wine and the disciples, the guests, the bride and the groom stood on the edge of a new reality, brim full of expectancy, creativity...
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Monday, January 21, 2013

With January, the pace slows down and perspectives change. The children home from school and we all get used to sleeping in. There are fewer cars and fewer things to do. There are trips to mountain rivers and to coastal beaches. Ball games, kites, boats and skateboards. Books to read and nothing much to worry about - for a while....
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Godlike generosity

Sunday, November 11, 2012

REFLECTION “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on”. (see Mark 12:38 - 44) I’m sure you have heard this...
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Godlike economy

Friday, October 19, 2012

When we read the book of Amos, we hear the prophet cry out with God in desperation about the state of the economy and implore God’s people to live by a different set of calculations. ‘You trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain … you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and push aside...
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Godlike People

Sunday, October 07, 2012

It’s great to be back home again after two weeks holiday in Europe. The kids enjoyed being with their grand parents. My mother said it was very easy having the children, the dog was more challenging. David and I went to Paris for a few nights then to Erlangen in Germany where I studied when I was at Uni great...
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What happened at the wedding?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hi Folks, We've had an eventful time in Germany - not really what we'd expected. The time in Erlangen was lovely - great to see old friend. We had some lovely days together. The friendship is wonderful and it feels like we take up where we left off. On Thursday we drove down to the wedding at the Chemesee. We...
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Abu Dhabi airport

Friday, September 14, 2012

  Standing in the queue at Melbourne airport, who should we discover coming along behind us but Judi, Joel, Hayden and Corina Smith on their way to London to meet up with Mike who'd been at a conference. The Smiths are old friends from Uniting Church Youth Ministry days and it was a delight to discover we'd be traveling together....
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Wedding in Germany

Thursday, September 13, 2012

David and I are off to a wedding in Germany. On the way we stop in Paris and visit some old friends in Erlangen. I studied in Erlangen in 1991 and have kept in touch with several friends. From Erlangen we travel to the Cheimsee where we'll celebrate the wedding of Rica and Francesco. Franco is Italian and Catholic, so...
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welcome to the minister's blog

Saturday, July 28, 2012

This is the first time I have ever written a blog. I hardly ever read other people’s blogs, so I am pretty much typing in the dark. I’m here because we have a new website and a minister’s blog seemed like a good idea. After all, there are millions of potential people who could find their way to read these...
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