Categories
Personal

Looking Back on My Time in South Australia

There’s such an irony about what we know as, ‘the pain of parting.’ On the one hand, it’s a horrible feeling, because you’re leaving something or someone that you love very much. On the other hand, if you didn’t feel that pain, you probably didn’t enjoy whatever it is you’re leaving behind. As I sit here…Continue readingLooking Back on My Time in South Australia

Categories
Personal

25 Words I’ve Heard Australians Shorten

I’m sure we’re all guilty of shortening words occasionally. I know I do it, and where I’m from, some words are shortened so badly, it doesn’t even resemble the original word! Australians are good at it. Really good at it. For example, you’ve all heard of the term ‘Aussies’ I assume? Well, that’s just an appetiser.…Continue reading25 Words I’ve Heard Australians Shorten

Categories
Personal

Flights Booked

Just because something is inevitable, doesn’t make it any easier to prepare for. Does it? Since the day we arrived in South Australia, we’ve been working away, knowing that it wouldn’t be forever. The end is now in sight, and we’ll be leaving the Eyre Peninsula on the 16th of June, and arriving in Northern Ireland…Continue readingFlights Booked

Categories
Meditations

How to Witness to a Close Family Member

As a Christian, a genuine Christian, there is a perpetual desire to see our loved ones come to understand what we have experienced. A real, living relationship with God which changes our life both now and in eternity. Last Saturday evening at our youth meeting, I once again dealt with a question which had been…Continue readingHow to Witness to a Close Family Member

Categories
Personal

Canberra: Australia’s Capital

With the weather not on our side for our Campervan adventure, it made perfect sense to drive a couple of hours northwest to Canberra on Saturday morning. Canberra ranks as one of the oddest capital cities I’ve ever visited. On a Saturday, when most cities are heaving with people, Canberra is dead. It’s weird, especially…Continue readingCanberra: Australia’s Capital

Categories
Personal

Bondi Beach

On Thursday morning (Jan 17), we left the Blue Mountains, and headed across to the other side of Sydney to see Bondi, before beginning to head south. Allow me to just interject here. Now and then when you’re away from your homeland, you see something you’re totally not expecting to see. For example, the first…Continue readingBondi Beach

Categories
Personal

The Blue Mountains

Ok, so where were we? Ah yes, Sydney! Internet access has been more sporadic than I had expected, so we’re a little behind on the updates. Anyway, we left Sydney on the Saturday morning (January 12th), to make a 2 hour journey north to a little place on the coast called ‘The Entrance’. Boydy, a friend…Continue readingThe Blue Mountains

Categories
Personal

Sydney

If you really want to get to see and understand Ireland, don’t stay in Dublin. If you want to get an insight into Spain, don’t stay in Madrid. If you want to get a grasp of Chinese culture, don’t stay in Hong Kong. It’s the same all over the world. Sadly, many people really miss…Continue readingSydney

Categories
Personal

The Big Adventure Begins

Well, as most of you are aware, we’re now on the road. After a couple of hours’ sleep on Sunday night, we woke up at 3am, got ready, and left just after 5am on Monday morning. This has been our schedule since then: Monday 11am – Arrived in Adelaide, and eventually found Magill Free Church (Free Church…Continue readingThe Big Adventure Begins

Categories
Personal

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