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5 Odd Things About An Aussie Christmas Day

Christmas. I just know you’ve been stuffing yourselves with Quality Street, and Celebrations! As for us, well, Christmas has been different this year. I mean, I knew it would be different, but it turned out more different from I expected. Please note, interpret nothing below as a complaint. I thoroughly enjoyed my Christmas this year. But it…Continue reading5 Odd Things About An Aussie Christmas Day

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The Blue-tongued Lizard

For those who follow the blog closely, you’ll know how I love to enrich your life with various snippets of wildlife information, dressed with photos taken by yours truly. Among those, there have been several reptiles. The other week, on a warm and sunny Spring day, Brecca began barking outside. We’ve got to the stage…Continue readingThe Blue-tongued Lizard

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Granda: “I’ll See You Later”

Some of you will recall a post I wrote last week, where I mentioned the situation with my grandfather. I appreciate all who have offered prayer on our behalf. It definitely has not been in vain. However, I received a phone call at 3:00am on Wednesday morning, from my sister, who informed me that ‘Granda’ (as we called…Continue readingGranda: “I’ll See You Later”

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The Strange Providences of the Lord

Strange indeed. Last night, while speaking on the phone to my mum, she informed me that my grandfather (her father), had been taken into hospital. This afternoon I got another call. I don’t know all the details of what has happened, but it appears my grandfather may be weakening, and most of the family (as far…Continue readingThe Strange Providences of the Lord

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Last Tuesday evening we had the privilege of seeing something we’ve never seen before, a total lunar eclipse. We’ve probably had them during my lifetime in the UK too, but I suppose there’s less chance of getting a cloudless night. Australia, however, hardly ever doesn’t have clear skies. Well, South Australia at least. Unfortunately though, we missed the…Continue readingTotal Lunar Eclipse

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The Wedge-tailed Eagle

Last Thursday we were invited to see some sheep shearing before we went to the Bible study and prayer meeting at Elliston. On our way up to the shed, travelling along a 16km lane, it was like driving through an Australian Safari! We saw wombats, emus, a fox, and various cool birds, including the magnificent…Continue readingThe Wedge-tailed Eagle

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He Tenderly Binds Up The Broken In Heart

From time to time, we all experience what it’s like to be the recipients of what we usually term, bad news. On Sunday past, I dealt with Philippians 1:19-26, most of which is given over to how Paul viewed life and death. There were some solemn thoughts, but they are real issues. Today then, I…Continue readingHe Tenderly Binds Up The Broken In Heart

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My Approach to Preaching

In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of your church? Is it the style of worship, the music, preaching on current social issues, or something else? There are many elements which make up a healthy, biblical church, but our biggest concern should always be primarily focused upon the pulpit. The style of preaching,…Continue readingMy Approach to Preaching

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The Shingleback Lizard

As I have indicated previously, and as most are aware, South Australia is home to some weird and wonderful wildlife. It’s interesting to watch a small house spider attack your broom while trying to brush it away, and then later to find out that its bite can cause headaches and vomiting. The wildlife in Northern Ireland…Continue readingThe Shingleback Lizard

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The Urgency of the Gospel

A few weeks ago when I was doing some door-to-door outreach, I had the opportunity to witness to a particular lady, and I’m going to relay a lesson I learned from the meeting. Now I don’t know details, neither would I relate them to you if I did, but I could see that this lady…Continue readingThe Urgency of the Gospel