Minute from a Minister


15
Oct 2017

The wonderful age of apps Gone are the days when a phone was just a phone. When making a phone call meant remembering someone’s number. Now, our phones do it all for us. And in this new age of mobile phones have come apps or applications. An app is a program for your phone or ipod/ipad device. It can be a game, social media, about education, health, business, food, and the list goes on. I have around 90 apps on my mobile phone at the moment. While this new age of phones......

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08
Oct 2017

“Only 78 days till Christmas”! “Only 85 days until 2018”! Ahh! Do facts like that scare you or make you feel tired? We still have almost all of Term 4 to go. But this week as I was putting dates on my 2018 Planner, it hit me again about the importance of planning to succeed — but I don’t just mean for next year. I mean for now; this Term. And a great way to succeed this Term is to plan to get lots out of our What on earth am I......

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01
Oct 2017

Do you ever find that when you go on holidays and have a chance to pause, spend time with God unpressured and reflect, and ‘hear’ answers from God? I want to share with you briefly 2 things that I have been reflecting on and how God has helped me.                  Hospitality I know that God wants us at TGS to grow, to build his kingdom and make disciples. And I am constantly looking for ways in our day and age to do this. What is clear is that we have so much technology,......

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24
Sep 2017

Since returning to Cairns after Long Service Leave and almost immediately getting the flu’ (the bad one) – I was only back at work for three days – I have found myself pondering many things. I am also, almost at the point of no longer listening to the news – that 70’s band Skyhooks certainly nailed it, with their song called ’Horror Movie’. That song, I believe, very accurately explains the sorts of things that are thrusted our way on the news, and various other media forms. We had none of this......

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