Minute from a Minister


21
Jul 2019

It’s usually this time of the year when I hope to be in a position to consider something. And what is this time of the year? Well it is tax time, and so I hope to be getting a tax refund – and I stress the word ‘hope’! Well by the time I write this, I should know whether I owe the Australian Taxation Office some money, or they owe me, as I should have done my Tax Return by now – yes, I like to get in early, and that’s because......

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14
Jul 2019

Like every family we long for those times when your family works so well together. For example, when you connect and have deep and meaningful chats with your kids and can see the fruit in their life; times when your kids treat each other with kindness and love, putting each others needs and wants before their own. I call this the ‘peace time’. And praise God, we do experience these times. They are wonderful and magical, but they seem to occur as often as solar eclipses. Most of the time is spent......

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07
Jul 2019

The Holy Bible is very, very clear. God not only tells us (all Scripture is God-breathed; 2 Timothy 3:16) that our sins have separated us from him, and that we, ourselves, cannot do anything to regain what we’ve lost – hence our great need for Jesus – but the Bible also tells us the types of lifestyles that we must now put aside when we have turned to Jesus in repentance and faith. Now, I don’t know about you, but some of those areas that we need to now drop seem to......

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30
Jun 2019

I recently watched, on Catch-up TV, the Show, Anh’s Brush With Fame. I find it fascinating how he (Anh Do) can do a portrait of a celebrity with painting knives, and at the same time, get the celebrity to reveal a lot about themselves – and stuff that he then uses, to varying degrees, in the actual portrait. Yes, I love watching it! Two weeks’ back I watched him interview and do a canvas portrait of Alan Jones, arguably the most influential radio commentator in Australia today. It was during this that......

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