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Listen To Your Life

Listen To Your Life

A few years ago I put all my teaching resources on the verge for council collection. It might have been a bit of a waste, but I likened it to the prophet Elisha, who when called to be a prophet of God, killed his oxen and burned his plough lest he is tempted to go back to #farmlyfe.

I sensed a call to pastoral ministry and so I burned the plough…

There Goes God- A Cherry Family Update

There Goes God- A Cherry Family Update

“Hey, don't look now, But there goes GodIn his sexy pants and his sausage dog…”  -Crowded House “Community is community” – John Masters The past week has been a little hectic for the Cherry family. Leigh and I decided that we would publicly share the health...

Yo Turkey

Yo Turkey

I write the following with some anxiety. Our daughter is really unwell. I think if she had a physical illness, I wouldn't hesitate to talk about it. I want to be part of breaking the stigma associated with other kinds of illnesses and I want to honour her request that...

Beautiful You

Dear child of mine, I know you’ve started reading my blog and so I’m here to leave you an open letter. (An open letter is a letter specifically addressed to one person, with the awareness that other people will read it. People usually write them to politicians and the...

The Great Unravelling

The Great Unravelling

“We can hardly bear to look. The shadow may carry the best of the life we have not lived. Go into the basement, the attic, the refuse bin. Find gold there. Find an animal who has not been fed or watered. It is you!! This neglected, exiled animal, hungry for attention,...

End COVID For All

End COVID For All

This week I had the privilege of representing Australian Baptists at the Micah Australia delegation to Canberra to speak to Senators and MPs about ending COVID for all. Led by Rev. Tim Costello, Micah Australia is a movement of Australian Christians, including...