“Is there any hope for this next generation?” I was sitting next to a beautiful Polish Australian grandmother asked me as we flew from Melbourne to Canberra. She had asked me what I do for a loving and I said, “I’m a preacher, an evangelist.” For the next hour she told me her life story, … Continue reading Grandparent- “Thank you!” What you do matters for Jesus.
None of these things are material. None of these have a financial price tag. Yet all of them will cost you one thing, risk. To open one’s heart to love and to jump out into an ocean of uncertainty where possibility can become reality.
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
Have you ever found yourself in this situation? A troubling thought comes along, an anxious moment knocks on your door, and you find yourself almost without thinking, reaching for your device? For years now I have seen this pattern in my own life, in the lives of family and friends, and I've observed it all … Continue reading Tough Time? Put Your Technology Away.
"Hideous problem Australia must face up to." (Graham, Queensland Times, 01/03/2021) “ONLINE PORN KEY ISSUE FOR SCHOOLS WHEN TACKLING SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS” (CHRYSANTHOS, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 27/02/2021) Sexual assaults and rape in Australian schools: Chilling story shows dark problem with porn (Graham, news.com.au, 25/02/2021) Have you ever gone looking for a problem only to find … Continue reading ANTS IN THE ATTIC- WHY WE MUST DEAL WITH THE SOURCE OF RAPE-CULTURE, PORNOGRAPHY AND OUR EXPONENTIAL IDENTITY CRISIS.
Dear Post Covid-19 me, There are a few things I want you to know. There are a few things I want you to remember. Yes, there are a few things I don't ever want you to forget. Firstly, people matter way more than products, positions, properties and pride. When COVID-19 hit, the social implications of … Continue reading Dear Post COVID-19 Me, There are a Few Things You Need to Remember for Your New Normal.
Hi kids, Today, and many days in America, my heart is heavy because of the racism I see across this country. Since we moved here nearly three years ago, it has stunned me how segregated and divided this country can be. This past week I've read of black lives taken by white police officers in … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 22- Racism
Hi kids, This past weekend we had a block party with some of our best friends, our neighbors. Today I want to talk to you about neighbors. Why would you need wisdom on neighboring? Because firstly it isn't common or even natural for many in the "Western world" to know or love their neighbors. Secondly, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 21- Neighbors
Hi kids, Today I want to talk to you about each other. That's right, today I want to talk to you about siblings. Sean, you're already such a great big brother, and Abi you are the greatest little sister- always so excited to see Sean. Siblings is a challenging topic to write on. Like many, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 20- Siblings
Hi Kids, I trust you are well, and I pray you keep growing in wisdom. Today I want to talk to you about Stopping for the One, another word you could use is compassion. Compassion is essential for people to know that they are loved by others and by God. Compassion can be small and … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 18- Stopping for the One