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Sunsets and Anger

Sunsets and Anger

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.  “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.  Ephesians 4:25- 27 A while...

Set Apart

You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure. -Deuteronomy 14:2 This weekend I stayed in a Monastery with a little group of writers. We were there to write alongside each...
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...
The Unhurried Ox

The Unhurried Ox

Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (MSG) 28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of...