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The Frogs

The Frogs

When I was ten years old my family took off travelling around Australia, towing a big old caravan. We often stayed roadside and that was my favourite, but we also stayed in so many caravan parks that I considered myself an expert in the field of Tourist Villages and a...

Dunlop Volleys and Hairy Legs

Dunlop Volleys and Hairy Legs

I met Jesus once. Well actually, just his shoes and his legs up to about the knee. But it was Him. He didn’t need me to see the whole of him for me to know. It was 1992 and I was 11 but I remember the day as though it was yesterday. I was sitting on the toilet when he...

The Swirling Loneliness

The Swirling Loneliness

I was on the way home from work and just popping into a cafe to check out a space they had available for a meeting. Just a quick look and then home for half an hour before picking up the kids from school. But as I walked toward the coffee shop, I felt overcome by a...

Heading Home- A Poem

Heading Home- A Poem

The wind was a howlin’, blowing a gale. Our Coral Bay holiday was beginning to fail. The sand stung our legs and whipped through the van. We’ll leave a day early, conceded The Man. We agreed to set off next morning, first light. If we drove 14 hours we’d get home that...

Dolly’s Dream

Dolly’s Dream

The parents of Dolly Everett, a 14 year old girl who took her own life after being relentlessly bullied, have created a very powerful and evocative advertisement to address the issue of cyber bullying. The advertisement, directed by 15 year old Charlotte McLaverty,...

Sawadee kha!

Sawadee kha!

My sisters Kath and Liz are both missionaries with Australian Baptist mission agency Global Interaction. Kath, me, Liz and our other sister Jenn are incredibly close. We had a childhood both magical and traumatic so we might be closer than the average family. But I’m...