Minute from a Minister


08
Sep 2019

Sue and I are back! Yippee. Basically, we’ve been on annual leave for four weeks, and spent three weeks camping and one week glamping in our trip to Broome and back (9,000km). We have done this a few times before, so at one level it was not that different to what we’ve done in the past, but something certainly stood out for us and I’d like to share it with you. And what is it? It is the changing face of Australia. Well, I reckon it is changing. I think the first......

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01
Sep 2019

“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way” goes the song (obviously and deliberately falsely) — because everyone knows they’re not perfect … but still we find it hard to be humble. Some of the Corinthian Christians also suffered from pride … and one way that’s appropriate and helpful at times to burst the pride bubble is sarcasm. So in 1 Cor. 4:8 Paul says, “Already you have all that you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings!” Paul is being sarcastic,......

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25
Aug 2019

Acknowledge: In Psalm 13:1–2, David expresses how he feels abandoned by God. Four times, he repeats the phrase “How long,” revealing his frustration over the extent of God’s absence. In his mind, he is overcome by his enemies while God is nowhere to be found. David’s words are honest, direct and unhurried. It is as if he throws his cares to the Lord, seeking to release the weight of sorrow his soul has been carrying. The longing in our hearts represents a grief of sorts, as our hope for a specific reality......

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18
Aug 2019

You might know that I’m back at work, so here’s an update Thank you for your love and support; it has been very good and very helpful. There are so many who have helped in so many different ways and different times that I can’t list you all — I would simply forget people if I tried to do that! And I/we give thanks to God for his love and support. He is always there, always with me. I and the children are doing ok, considering. There are good days and bad......

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