Minute from a Minister


11
Dec 2016

If you ask a lot of children and teenagers what they are going to do on their (long) holidays a lot of them don’t know. I guess that’s a luxury they have when they have so many and such long holidays during the year! Well, my family’s recent holiday was planned out, but there were still some lovely surprises for us. Let me mention a few — There were more church connections than we realised. While on holidays we went to a baptism of a relative, and discovered that numerous of the......

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04
Dec 2016

I was talking with some friends recently about how things aren’t made like they used to be. Years ago, you brought things based on how long they would last. I told my friends that Lesley and I were given a washing machine when we first got married. It was a hand me down and it was 26 years old and going strong. After years of marriage the washing machine finally died. In the last 6 years we have had 2 washing machines, so it seems these days washing machines aren’t built to......

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27
Nov 2016

When I was in Bunnings at Smithfield the other day, I learnt a very important thing from the Lord. Has the Lord ever spoken to you at Bunnings? Well he did for me! Some time ago now, Sue and I got talking to one of the staff at Bunnings, and in the conversation it was mentioned how you are allowed to bring your dog into Bunnings, if it is on a lead, or held in your hands – and ours is very much the latter! So on this particular day last week,......

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20
Nov 2016

Because I’m going on leave tomorrow, Wednesday was my last 2016 Religious Instruction class at Edge Hill school. It was a bit sad — sad that I won’t see many of the kids again, but even sadder that my opportunity to teach them about the gospel and Christ has concluded (unless I see them again). Over a year the kids become dear to you (some more so than others J), in part because of who they are, but even more so because you are sharing God’s word with them. It is a......

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