Monthly Archives: March 2011

Is it a question of inability, lack, or in reality; unwillingness?

Dan was reflecting on Psalm 23 in his Lenten journey, writing about the times we go through dark valleys…  reading it and reflecting on my own life caused me to turn to the Psalm myself this morning and I the … Continue reading

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Parliament is looking at a celebrating birthday bill.

Please note – this was a joke for the 1st April…. Wow…good news peeps. It looks like the Federal Government will be passing a bill that will allow people to take a day off from work, with full pay, to … Continue reading

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It ain’t going to be us who are raptured…why the fear?

I am getting frustrated with the level of fear that is created by doom and gloom prophets. The end of the world is neigh. God is punishing the nations…the reality is that if you push this kind of thinking tooo … Continue reading

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The pastor needs to know people.

I was reflecting this morning on my life and work experiences…and according to askville it says that the average person has between 4 – 7 job changes  throughout their lives. And I came to the conclusion that I was far … Continue reading

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God has given us the spirit of love!

2Ti 1:7  for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and sound mind. The love of God is a wonderful gift. For love grants us power, love and sound mind. Fear is the opposite … Continue reading

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Spin doctoring: The powers at work.

It’s election time in NSW and tomorrow (Sat) we will trudge out our doors, line up outside an election booth and vote… that is if you live in NSW and are over the age of 18. I myself am sick … Continue reading

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Medical Stickybeak update. …….

I had an interesting time at the specialists this morning. Present were two other 3rd year medical students – who were embarking on their 3 years practical internship… I quoted to them some advice that was given from a friend … Continue reading

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Does your faith have room for doubt and pessimism?

This is a copy of a post; which I wrote for Unsettled Christianity. I am currently studying Wisdom Literature – Proverbs, Psalms, Job, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes and even  Sirach and been loving it. We often do these books and … Continue reading

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A few rambling thoughts about Wisdom Literature

I have been working through C.Hassell. Bullock “Ecclesiastes,” in An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, revised and expanded (Chicago: Moody Press, 1988)190 ..for my exegesis assignment. He makes an interesting point that the Wisdom books may be considered … Continue reading

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I’m a medical sticky beak….

Yesterday I picked up my MRI scans from the Radiologist after college. I had had a full spinal and brain scan done over two days a few weeks ago. They are a part of a routine check up of my … Continue reading

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