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I just found this painting I did 3 months after my Dad died. Death’s no friend whatever mask it wears. It breaks our fragile worlds apart and in the hearts of each of us plants grief and fear. (a poem by Bruce Smith.) I recently preached from John 11 where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. The chapter […]
Well, the great BBQ challenge finals were last week. Earle and I entered. Here’s a photo of us at the auditions. We didnt’ even make it into round 1, despite our obvious wit and talent. I still maintain it was because we were too good – it would have made it too hard for the […]
Went to see Billy Joel at the Acer Arena on 17th November, 2006. Musically it was great, lots of energy, and we had good seats right up close, but it was quite sad to see what a shell of a man Billy Joel was, or at least he was that night. He ran straight through […]
Went to Colorado for a week with Larry Crabb to learn about working through life issues with people to help them know God more. It was the New Life Ministries School of Spiritual Direction. A great week. Mike and I with Larry Crabb San Francisco Dave and Paul – two mates we made in the […]
Today I preached from John 11 where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. The chapter talked a lot about the emotions associated with death. It reminded me of a photo of a painting I did 3 months after my Dad died. Here is the photo of the painting. It is quite dark. Death’s no friend […]
Not really a recipe, but here’s my first go at cake decorating. It was for the 50th wedding anniversary of Ron and Judith Taylor, a couple from our church. The native flannel flowers and kangaroo paw are from our garden.