Hot Summer

Hot Summer

It’s been quite a hot Summer already for us in Melbourne and as we live in a house with no air conditioning you really feel it. A hot day here and there isn’t an issue. But when it’s hot back-to-back for numerous consecutive days then it’s hard to move, cook or sleep! A trip in…

Paper Diaries

Paper Diaries

The other day I asked two of our young interns if we could organise a meeting. Lauren, 21, pulled out her paper diary to confirm whether she was free or not. My jaw nearly hit the floor. I hadn’t seen a paper diary in years. I couldn’t help but chuckle and remark how old school…

All That Is Left

All That Is Left

Our senior pastor recently resigned and finished his 23 year ministry at the church. There is no doubt that he’s done an incredible job over those years and impacted many lives. He also realised that he had kept a lot in his office! His bookshelves were full of newsletters, photos and old notes from children…

Sam Smith – Pray

Sam Smith - Pray

I was recently struck by Sam Smith’s song, Pray. It’s currently in the top pop charts. It’s honest and it’s raw and I think every Christian should sit up and realise this is how some people feel, regardless of whether they go to church or not: You won’t find me in church (no) reading the Bible…

Gold Star For The Best

Gold Star For The Best

When I was in Grade 1 our teacher set us a challenge. Whoever finished a maths sheet first, with all the equations correct, didn’t just get a chocolate frog but also got a gold star on their work and it was pinned up on the board for everyone to see that they were the best,…

Soda Stream

Soda Stream

My friend recently got given a new Soda Stream machine. This is a simple contraption that puts gas into water making it into soda water. These were a huge hit when we were young. In fact, when my friend told me she had one we were both able to name one or two of our…

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