Waranga Uniting Churches


A selfie with the Colonel

By on December 14, 2017

“Do I know you?” “Do I know you?” he said. The young man in his mid-twenties had just come down the stairs of the hotel when he saw me and my wife sitting finishing our tea. Suddenly his face lit

Stuck at the gate

By on December 1, 2017

Rob, one our farmer church members was relating to me how he had a mob of cross-bred Merino-Suffolk sheep that he was trying to drove from one paddock to another. He is a fourth generation farmer so he knows a

In two shakes of a lamb’s tail

By on November 19, 2017

It’s one of those sayings from country life that is understood by everyone as meaning that something is going to happen quickly. “I’ll be there in two shakes of a lamb’s tail”. While the metaphor is understood, it is only


By on November 12, 2017

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year, we stop and remember that in 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the “war to end all wars”. And people like me, who were not

Life’s glorious compulsions

By on November 3, 2017

Sometimes my week gets hijacked by completely random events.  It was mid-afternoon on a showery Monday and I had just retreated into the office to attend to some computer work when I heard someone call from downstairs. I went down

The three hardest words

By on November 2, 2017

So what are the three hardest words in the English language? Conventional wisdom suggests: “I love you.” That may be so at some stage of our lives, but for now I’d like to suggest that the three hardest words are;

Fear of missing out.

By on October 27, 2017

Most us have at some time wondered: What if I’m left behind? What if I’m forgotten? What if I blew my only chance at success? Why is everyone else having such a great life? They call it FOMO – fear

The mystery of disappearing dirt

By on October 13, 2017

I’ve been digging a lot of holes lately. Trenches to be exact. To lay poly-pipe to carry water around the property. My problem is that when I go to put the dirt back in the hole that it came from

Sometimes when you win, you really lose

By on October 8, 2017

In the film “White Men Can’t Jump” Rosie Perez, who plays Woody Harrelson’s girlfriend, says to him at one point, “Sometimes when you win, you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win. … Winning or losing is

Not the time or place

By on September 25, 2017

I don’t know what shocked me more: the two young men praying at the table next to me or the number of people using laptops and/or having earnest business meetings. It was 6.00p.m. and we had gone to a Canberra