'Little is much when God's in it, and no one can fathom the plans He holds' [Little is Much, DownHere]
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Cost of this journey

It is probably no coincidence that the growth of the Christian church is greatest in those countries where Christians face persecution for their beliefs. Once they make the decision to start walking this journey with Jesus, they need to be prepared to give up everything in their earthly lives. Very often that preparation turns into […]

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God is a jealous God

From a human perspective, jealousy is generally not a character trait we should be striving for. Jealousy typically refers to negative thoughts and feelings such as insecurity, fear, and anxiety over the anticipated loss of something we value, including love, a relationship or a friendship. Jealousy can tear relationships apart, can lead us to want […]

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Our roadmap

A few years ago our family set off on a four-week camping trip down to Sydney. We are not usually the most adventurous when choosing our holiday destinations – our favourite camping place is a mere thirty minutes north of where we live. So, in our minds, this camping trip was more of an expedition […]

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Solitude

Have you ever taken time to look at the incredible photos that the Hubble telescope has taken of the galaxies throughout the universe? The size of these galaxies is beyond our comprehension, the numbers of stars beyond counting. We even need to refer to the contents of the known universe, because we still do not […]

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Walking them home

I really enjoy the rainforest experience. Just north of where we live are some great rainforest national parks, with many walking paths among the lush rainforests, beside waterfalls and gently flowing creeks. I enjoy the abundance of green flora, listening to the various bird calls, the rustling as lizards scurry through the blanket of leaves […]

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Theatre of our minds

To say that our culture is bombarded with sex is somewhat of an understatement. Television ads, billboards, magazine covers all seem to be dominated by scantily clad women or suggestive images. The distinction between “soft porn” and everyday life gets more blurred every day.

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Looking underneath

My attempts to control the weeds in our yard vary in both method and success. Unfortunately the “ignore it and it will go away” principle does not work. The “minimalist approach”—pulling out a weed or two as I walk past a garden bed—while doing wonders for my conscience, does nothing to prevent the remaining weeds […]

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Are we prepared to change?

A commonly used analogy designed to portray the Christian concept of salvation is to picture a person drowning. Unable to pull themselves out of the water, they need someone to come and rescue them. In this spiritual sense, Christians believe the only one who can do that is Jesus Christ. Lets carry that analogy on […]

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Eternity

“And the winner is …. Sydney!” With these five words International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch pronounced that Sydney was to host the 2000 Olympic games.  Five words that resulted in so much excitement and anticipation for the host nation, particularly those Australians who were going to compete. Yet there was one single word […]

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