God Says Yes

God Says Yes… …to marriage between a man and woman for life! God says yes to them having children, giving them the gifts of fatherhood and motherhood, shaping their lives according to His truth and good will. God says yes to families serving the wider community in love, so that humanity may be redeemed and…

PSALM 77:16-20

PSALM 77:16-20  16 The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.17 The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.19 Your path led through the…

Cold Feet

Cold feet. It is unrelated to the bride or bridegroom who suffer an onset of uncertainty or fear on their wedding day. With the thermometer plummeting early morning during winter, cold feet can be annoying. Moses is a good example of someone who loses his nerve and gets cold feet, and it wasn’t even winter.…

Everything Is Meaningless!

That’s actually a quotation from the Bible! You’ll find it in Ecclesiastes 1:2 in the Old Testament. The writer looks at every part of his life, everything he does, the whole creation around him, and concludes that it is all completely meaningless – because it all ends in death!… (we need to let that sink…

A Taxing Question?

Last Friday we had the gravel-chewing annual experience of visiting our friendly tax-accountant to finalize our last tax returns. “That’s late!” I hear you say. C’mon?!… that’s a whole 2 weeks before the Oct 31st deadline!… I won’t tell you the details of the outcome – a mixture of pain and a little bit of…

Armageddon

I was a little uncertain as to whether or not to write a piece for the Gazette this week. I heard on the news the other day that Armageddon is to begin today – October 15th! – in which case my little article could be redundant. If Armageddon did begin today, that would be amazingly…

I Do..

…have marriage very much on my mind at the moment. I have the privilege this weekend of conducting my nephew’s wedding in a creek bed near Wilpena Pound (or Ikara, as it’s called in the local Adnyamathana language). Come 2.30pm Saturday afternoon, Dion and Jaimee will be ‘hitched’! The Adnyamathana understand that their whole society…

Be Gruntled Everybody!

Are you feeling disgruntled??… The word disgruntled comes from the Old Eng. word, gruntle, meaning, to grumble. We get our Eng. word grunt from this word, which we use to indicate swinish utterance in beast and man alike! To then throw a dis on the front of it ‘ramps it up’ to another level of…

God’s Amazing Grace

This morning we will sing that famous old line: ‘Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!’ I wonder if, were we to pause and linger on those words, we might gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of just how amazing God’s grace is. The song, of course, has a well-known…

What Is The World Coming To!…

When I was young, I use to think my parents and grandparents were “fuddy duddies” saying, “I don’t know what he world is coming to!”. Now I say,… “I don’t know what the world is coming to”! As we get older things around us seem to change more and more rapidly; certainly not always for…