The mysterious direction of first love

There’s a part of me I almost always hold back. Not consciously but by default.

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Oh and love yourself

‘I love you and you and you and you and me and you and you and me and you and you!’ Pointing at four of my grandchildren in turn and occasionally at myself for comic relief – it was a fun game with a happy message. ‘Funny Pa Pa, you love yourself?!’ said the oldest […]

Don’t lose heart

Don’t lose heart and don’t lose vision! Run your race with perseverance and keep your eyes on the most important things, that are already yours, that money can’t buy: Serving God, strengthening your family, building character, being honourable and generous, finding wisdom, rejecting despair and self-pity, enjoying the little things of life, working hard, always […]

The deepest parts

Consider how much human energy is expended in discovering what’s inside us. Entire industries, advancing technologies and schools of learning exist to help us peer into our physical beings. A billion words have been written in developing insight of our emotional and psychological beings. If our skin and organs were transparent and our thoughts and […]

Good Anzac

While leaders erred their courage held Bloodied birth waters for a young nation Anzac Day. Not so far from there a crowd yelled Bloody minded in their mob betrayal Good Friday. Quiet days that soar still on our modern calendars Far places weighing on our clever consciences Calvary and Anzac Cove say, ‘Not my will, […]

Lord’s Prayer reveals divine priorities

Searching for ‘tweets’ in the writings of iconic Australian social reformer and evangelist Rev Robert Hammond, this comment stuck in my thinking: ‘The Lord’s Prayer does say: “And forgive us our debts,” but first it says “Give us this day our daily bread.”‘ In context, Hammond was suggesting before we worry about someone’s sin (wrongdoing), […]