We had an interesting experience with our girls watching the online interview last week on finances in a financial crisis. Now I get it, they are young, but our two older girls were wide eyed and a bit overwhelmed at some of the advice being given. Invest this percentage, budget this much, save for the […]Read More 5 Tips for surviving a financial crisis
So should we run in fear and panic buy toilet paper and water and stock up for the coming viral apocalypse? I think not. In the famous scripture in 1 Timothy 1:17 we are reminded that we are not given a spirit of fear but a ‘sound mind’ and a ‘spirit of power’. Now here […]Read More Coronavirus: 5 ‘better’ ways for a Christian to respond.
If one thing is clear from our Bush fire crisis it is that Australian’s love to point fingers and find blame. Is our Prime Minister to blame? Past politicians? The greenies? Or as I have heard a bit lately, is God to blame? Firstly can I just say I find it so sad how our […]Read More Who’s to blame for the Aussie bush fires?
I shared recently that there are essentially two ‘yous’. The conscious mind and the subconscious self. Author Paul Scanlon refers to it as the Captain of the ship and the engine room controller (click here to see the message). My view is that we will then spend our life allowing our subconscious self line up […]Read More Getting the message through to the subconscious self
Not much brings grief to the heart of a pastor more than watching somebody lose connection with God, church and sometimes faith altogether. Here are 5 warning signs that you are on a slippery slope. I’ll skip church today. Being part of a church community doesn’t earn you the love of God, but it is […]Read More 5 warning signs that you are thinking of leaving your church
We have all gone through desert experiences. Interestingly scripture highlights three different types of desert experiences and each require a different response. Dry and Fruitless: Fruitfulness in your life seems to have disappeared. While all other factors seem good (eg. contentedness to God, relationship with others and inner-life), obvious blessing seems to have dried up. […]Read More Keys to ESCAPING the desert!
Ever wanted to know the most important priority in your life? If your life is like mine you are always: Picking up your kids from something (dancing, tennis, musical rehearsal and the most annoying of all – church youth group) Paying a bill or organizing something to do with your finances Trying to remember a […]Read More Ever wanted to know your most important priority?
I find it interesting watching shows where they track down murderers and they lock them in those little rooms with two detectives. As we watch on through grainy video, it always goes like this, “No I didn’t do it, you have the wrong person, I wasn’t even there…” And as I watch these real life […]Read More Why do murderers confess?
Are you a Christian Buddhist? Now first up, I am no expert on Buddhism so my knowledge is limited and I am not beating up on their faith. But as a Christian, sometimes we can be surprised how wrong concepts can creep into our faith. One question I like to ask from time to time […]Read More Are you a Christian Buddhist?
Jesus in Matthew 7v1 says the famous words, “Judge not or you too will be judged.” In view of this often times we hear the church is judgmental even though Jesus told us not to judge. An interesting thing happens however, just a few verses later in Matthew 7. Jesus goes on to essentially tell […]Read More When is it ok to judge someone?