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Some reflections on death

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

Old memories

Just found this photo of when we replaced the engine in the falcon. We were working late into the night with torches because the crane had to be back to the hire place the next day.

Year 12, 89

At School Wayne was destined for a bright future. Here he is proudly wearing his School Council badge in his Yr 12 School Photo.

The Great BBQ Challenge

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

And so it goes – Billy Joel

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


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

Some reflections from John Chapter 11.

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

Wedding Cake

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.