Category Archives: Family

Remembering Grandpa

Today we farewelled my grandfather. He passed quite suddenly and unexpectedly last Friday night. Grandpa had just celebrated his ninetieth birthday. He had been looking quite frail recently, but to me he will always be the strong able man I … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s First Book

I came in from a quiet read in the backyard this afternoon to find both of my children writing books. My 5 year old son was drawing pictures and asked me to add the words of his choice. My 7 … Continue reading

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Writing Update Video – Spring 2012

See my latest writing update video below. Transcript How’s it going? I’m Adam Collings, aspiring author and writer of speculative fiction. Well spring has arrived here in Australia, which is good. I like spring because it’s not too hot. I … Continue reading

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Harry’s Aliens

Following on from yesterday’s post, in which I shared a picture drawn and painted by my daughter, I am now sharing a drawing that my son did a couple of days ago. He was watching TV waiting for me to … Continue reading

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God’s Word like Seed – A Picture by my Daughter

It’s about time I shared a little something about my kids again. Today my daughter Chloe brought a picture home that she created at school. I think it’s pretty darn awesome. The writing below the picture which she wrote herself … Continue reading

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Paying Honour on Father’s Day

Today in Australia, we are celebrating Father’s Day. I would like to pay honour to a couple of people. Firstly, I’d like to pay honour to my grandfather Reginald Collings, who passed away earlier this year. Pop was a hard-working … Continue reading

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The Three-Year-Old Storyteller

Sometimes I think both my kids are going to follow after me as writers. They have very healthy imaginations. While I was dressing my three-year-old son this morning, he told me a story. “I went in the Tardis with the … Continue reading

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Love – Part 2

This month, the Christian Writer’s Blog chain is covering the subject of love. For me, this is a little case of unfortunate timing, since just last month I wrote a reasonably in depth study of what the Bible has to … Continue reading

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Grandad’s Prayer

While going through some boxes in my garage today, I found the order of service from my Great-Gandfather’s funeral in 1994. Athol Gurr lived from 21/2/1900 to 14/10/1994. He and my Great-Grandmother – Una Gurr – were very Godly people, … Continue reading

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Kids at the Bike Centre

Yesterday, we took our kids to a friend’s birthday party at the Road Safety Centre. I remember going there as a kid myself – it was the coolest place ever. The novelty of riding my bike around pretend roads with … Continue reading

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