Political Awareness

Unknown-9 Now that we have a new Australian government, it's important to stay aware and involved. It is important that we don't withdraw from the political process once an election is over. There are many things we can do on an ongoing basis. We can pray daily for our Prime Minister and our nation's influencers.… Read the rest

Up up and away …

Unknown-8 Ever since I was kid, I have loved to travel. I remember as a 9 year old taking my first flight from Australia to America with my parents. I remember the feeling of looking down from the airplane and seeing the city looking smaller and smaller – like a model of tiny roads, cars and buildings.… Read the rest

Learning on the Web with iTunes U

Itunes-u The world wide web provides a wealth of information for learning and growing in any area of life. One place I have recently discovered is iTunes U. It contains over 350,000 free lectures, videos, films and other resources from some of the leading universities and educational institutions in the world.… Read the rest

Prayer Starters

Images-10 One thing that helps motivate me to draw near to God more consistently is reading the thoughts of those who have walked with God for many years. Here are a few quotes and insights that have helped me:

My heart has heard you say, "Come talk to me." And my heartresponds, "Lord, I am coming." [Psalm 27:8]

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.Read the rest

Friend Request

Images-9 It's an amazing thing that the God of the universe not only created us but also desires for us to be in a close relationship with him as his children. We can know him and even be his friend. I receive Facebook new friend requests every day.… Read the rest

Show a little kindness …

Unknown-7 I heard a interesting thought this week highlighting the fact that there are nine fruit of the Spirit but that the one in the middle (with four either side in the list) is KINDNESS (Gal.5:22). As followers of Christ, are we known as being kind?… Read the rest

Pastor Plans on Burning Koran

Unknown-4 A Florida pastor by the name of Terry Jones plans on hosting a Koran burning event at his church to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the USA – 9/11 (this coming Saturday). He is doing this to target Islam extremists.… Read the rest

Apologetics

Images-8 The apostle Peter wrote the following to some first century followers of Christ …

"… worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way.Read the rest

Happy Father’s Day!


Images-6 Today is Father's Day here in Australia. I pray that all the dads have a terrific day. I am thankful for my own dad and his influence on my life. He was an orphan so he grew up without a father his entire life.
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A Pastor’s Prayer

Images-5 I loved this prayer by Martin Luther (quoted in A Minister's Prayer Book by John Doberstein).

"Lord God, thou has appointed me to be a bishop and pastor in thy church. Thou seest how unfit I am to undertake this great and difficult office, and were it not for thy help, I would long since have ruined it all.… Read the rest