Category Archives: Devotionals

Gaming the Bible

Popular Bible app youVersion have just announced that they are holding a 21 day challenge. All users who follow (and stick to) a reading plan concistently for the next 21 days will earn special badge – like an achievement in … Continue reading

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The Thankfulness Revolution

A revolution has started – a thankfulness revolution. It all started with a friend (Dani Misdom), who has just finished his term as creative arts pastor at my church. Having witnessed how much negativity gets shared on social media (we’re … Continue reading

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A Lesson From the Lorax

Last night, for a family movie night, we watched The Lorax. It was a fun movie with a clear environmental message. What interested me about the movie was the character of the Lorax himself. He described his purpose by saying … Continue reading

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The Book of Joy

It’s my turn to write on this month’s ChristianWriters.com blog chain. This month our topic is Joy. This is a fitting topic, since yesterday was Easter Sunday, the most joyous event on the Christian calendar. So what is joy? Dictionary.com … Continue reading

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Bitterness and a Thankful Heart

This week we had to buy new school uniforms. My daughter is moving up from prep into grade 1 so she gets to wear a dress (which she is very excited about). My son is starting kindergarten so it was … Continue reading

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War Wounds: Training for the body and the character

Excuse me if I groan with pain a little while I write this, you see I’m suffering from a war wound – or more specifically – an exercise injury. Over the last six months I have been actively trying to … Continue reading

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Is It Medicine?

This morning I sat in our church auditorium during Christmas morning service. The lights were dimmed, to give a contemplative atmosphere as the ushers served communion to the congregation. I took my small piece of biscuit and the little plastic … Continue reading

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Coming Home

Today, I am participating in the ChristianWriters.com Blog Chain. This is something that I do regularly. The topic for September is “Coming Home.” The film Patch Adams, begins with a monologue by Robin Williams playing the lead role. He says: … Continue reading

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After God’s Heart

I’ve been reading about the life of King David. What is it about this guy that he was called “A man after God’s own heart”? Was he especially righteous? Reading his life story paints a different picture. David made some … Continue reading

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Easter and Anzacs

This year, Easter seems to have come particularly late. So much so that Easter Monday has fallen on the same day as Anzac day. At first discovery of this, I was frustrated. It meant that two public holidays were being … Continue reading

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