Morning devotion Monday 27th September 2021

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“Bring an end to the violence of the wicked, and make the righteous secure – you, the righteous God, who tests minds and hearts.” Psalm 7:9   Compared with most other nations in the world, Australia has a very good justice system.  Most of us probably feel that our system makes good decisions most of […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.” —Psalm 117 I’ve always had a bit of a thing for trivia concerning things that are the longest, shortest, biggest or smallest in their category. Often […]

26th September 2021- 26th Ordinary Sunday

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of joining some of you in viewing the diocese wide prayer and praise evening online. It was so encouraging to see people from many churches taking part, and there were well over 1,000 people logged in watching it. I was watching with Erin and our girls, singing along to […]

Morning devotion Friday 24th September 2021

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“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.”  Romans 6:22   Often, the thing I feel most enslaved to is my to-do list, and this is never a positive feeling! No-one likes the feeling […]

Morning devotion Monday 20th September 2021

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“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26 I was reminded of this verse while preparing the sermon two weeks back, on love. It is a great example of how God’s “living and active” word speaks colourfully to our hearts as it urges us to live a life of love. In […]

19th September 2021- 24th Ordinary Sunday

Parish life under COVID has continued to be busy, albeit in a different way from the way it is without lockdowns. It has been wonderful to receive so many messages of appreciation for the ministry activities we have tried to during lockdown. While we are still not quite sure of the timing of a return […]

Morning devotion Friday 17th September 2021

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2   We all have burdens that we carry, and they can be as individual as the people carrying them.  Sometimes we carry them for a short time, sometimes they are chronic. They may be a result of events […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 15th September 2021

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“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  (Luke 10:41-42)   These verses come from a short episode in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 10:38-42) where Jesus visits the home of two sisters who […]

Morning devotion Monday 13th September 2021

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 “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Spring is a naturally hopeful time of year.  The warmer weather, lengthening days, new green shoots and flowers all combine to make us feel a sense of hope.  It […]

12th September 2021- 24th Ordinary Sunday

This is a special day in our church life as we celebrate the ministry of Kat Cowell among us over the last nearly three years. She is heading off on maternity leave from this coming week. (Although, when I say, “heading off”, she is not going far! She and Nigel will still be at their […]