Be kind. No Exceptions.

I was ordering a hamburger from my local fish and chip shop. I felt like a few chips with it, but when I looked at the menu board it said, “Minimum chips $4.00”. There are some things in life that don’t make sense, but I’m glad that they exist. One of these is the...

Choose life.

Some people have the ability to make good come out of evil. It has been 20 years since the Thredbo landslide disaster, the event that changed Stuart Diver’s life.  Recently Channel 9’s ‘60 Minutes’ featured a segment on the sole Thredbo survivor, who shared his...

The bits of ourselves that reside in other people’s minds.

In our everyday life remembering is the norm. We expect to be able to remember things, faces, names, and events. We make heroes of people with exceptional memory. We get worried when we have a “senior’s moment” and forget things we know that we really know, but for...

Wrong train but a good destination

I was doing the basics of my preparation for Sunday’s church services, between pruning the vineyard, getting ready for a meeting in Seymour, another meeting back at the vineyard, organising a fill-in player for our pool team, and the usual emails, phone calls, etc....

The Sower

I can’t believe that there are not more hymns that directly relate to the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-9, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 6:4-15). Such a great multi-layered story. So with a little trepidation, here is my take on a hymn, set to one of my favourite tunes...