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We are definitely living in testing times when it comes to believing the content on all manner of platforms. Everybody has something to say, but is anyone saying anything worthwhile? What is GOOD NEWS? It’s the information which gives us hope, confidence, encouragement, excitement that everything is going to be ok. There’s way too much negative stories that do the opposite and this information is what headlines are made of. If you… Read More

Outreach was always a natural gift On Sunday May 20th 1984, I had already been involved in a local church serving where I could for three years. I joined this particular church because of its youth focus, I was seventeen years old and full of energy. The church community were very prolific in street outreach and every Saturday night they had a rock concert in a dark hall with a capacity of… Read More

Remember that moment you swung on the monkey bars at the playground and discovered flow? Yes, it was nerve racking at first until you let go to grab onto the next bar. From there it was all about trying to stretch yourself to see how far you could swing. Our whole body got involved and we learned fast how to listen to our body to make this happen. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS… Read More

The cleansing power of fire Over the past few weeks I’ve taken time out to get rid of everything that has come to the end of its life. Firstly, I took about twelve years of diaries and burnt every page in an afternoon. Sitting in my backyard by my fire pit tearing page after page of my life and throwing them into the fire. Every now and then I took a glimpse… Read More

You have to have spiritual ears to hear the meaning of Amazing Grace blown through the pipes along a beachfront in the South West of Western Australia. What a glorious experience! To him it was a tune to be learned, to me it was a melody that conjures up so many remarkable thoughts. A song written by a Slave Trader, John Newton, in the 1700s a few years after he encountered God’s… Read More

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