Gift Returned

by Secretary

December 25th is inching ever closer. There is still time to shop for your Christmas presents but you should brace yourself for the fact that there is a high probability you won’t get it right. According to a research commissioned by Gumtree in 2015, 71% of Aussies received unwanted Christmas presents. That equated to 20 […]

Socks & Underwear – Unexpected but indescribable gift

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The one word on people’s lips and minds probably more than any other word at this time of the year is the word ‘gift’! “What will I get this year?” A stressful question for the ‘gift-buyer’ but for the ‘gift-receiver’, the question comes with a tinge of excitement that continues right up to Christmas day […]

Dead Rats & Roses

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I remember Ruth Tuxworth’s description of a dead rat under a rose bush in her back garden. That rotting, stinking corpse broke down and was eventually used by the plant to help create sweet smelling roses above. How awesome to think that God does the same with us.  He uses our ‘dead rats’ to create […]

God is in Control

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I love Psalm 46:10:   “Be still and know that I am God.”  It’s a powerful reminder that God is in control and He is greater than anyone or anything we may face. Paul understood this.  After two weeks at sea in a terrifying storm, his life is again threatened when the soldiers plan to execute […]

Keeping Calm in the Storm: Acts 27:13-38

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Many years ago Mark and I and a group of others were invited to go sailing for the day.  Our journey there was tranquil and serene (for those not given over to sea sickness).  The day was warm and sunny and the group loved being out in the sunshine enjoying the calm, wide open ocean. […]