Category: Message

Immerse Reflections

Over the summer holidays, I had planned to clean out some boxes in the roof. Time passed and it didn’t get done. Last week Andrew pulled the boxes down, but holidays were over and so was free time. Again my days are ridiculously busy and exhausting. Working 4 days a week, studying part-time, running three …

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#Immerse 2017

The renewal of Gods people is a continuous experience. Often times we can get caught up in the patterns of church or religiosity that blinds us to the life giving nature of the God we all belong to. It is in those moments of routine that I find myself drifting back to the wisdom texts. …

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Attending to the Holy in the ordinary?

Its Christmas next Sunday. That doesn’t seem quite right. Yet when it arrives it will be a wonderful time of reflection and celebration. The following Sunday will be New Year’s day. And while so many people are absent it won’t feel much like an exciting start to a new year it will nevertheless be the …

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Soul gifts

Sometimes we are given beautiful gifts. Gifts are perhaps on our minds as we approach Christmas. At our first Advent Café a conversation took place in which one participant spoke of a tradition of giving ‘soul gifts’ for Christmas alongside other material gifts. She meant a gift desired to lift the spirits of another, to …

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Tuning up to join the angelic choir

Judging by the traffic on FaceBook last Sunday night and Monday morning the Crowded House live concert from the Sydney Opera House was a pretty popular event. But there was something that intrigued me as I watched that concert. As a friend of mine commented the following morning: “Another myth torpedoed … I often seem …

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