Grief, mercy, hope

Today I opened the newspaper and my heart was heavy. So much grief. So much sadness. Executions in Indonesia, continuing death-toll and the difficulty of relief in Nepal, riots in Baltimore.   Sometimes there are moments which…

Resurrection Stories

I wrote a card recently to someone I haven’t seen in many, many years. She was deeply influential on my discipleship adventure. She modelled  for me the joyful service of others and stepping beyond comfort zones. I saw authenticity in her…

Why the resurrection?

On Sunday we read from John 20:19-31. It’s the famous passage of Thomas the doubting disciple. It’s also the text set for us by the lectionary every year for the first Sunday after Easter, and contains that wonderful and terrifying passage…

Gardens, God and Hope

A concern for the creation has been present within our church for many years. Both Maroubra Junction and Maroubra Bay congregations had significant commitments to engaging in environmental concerns – through the Friends of Malabar Headland…

Entering the Dance

Have you ever been to a Turkish or Lebanese restaurant on an evening where there is a belly dancer? It’s a lot of fun … except for when you are the person in the room whom the dancer beckons and then pulls up to join her in the dance. These…

Feeding, healing, teaching... prayer

Over the last few weeks Andrew has been reflecting with us on Jesus’ ministry as feeding and healing. It’s been good to be reminded of the vibrance in Jesus’ response to the people he meets. I’ve noticed again the intensity and movement…

Garden Dreams

It seems only yesterday that December turned over into January and a new year began. Now, we’ve already found our way into February. And I find myself wondering what adventures will be set before us through this year.   Last year…

Kyrie Eleison

Lord, have mercy. Some days there are situations which confront us with horror.   I think of senseless violence in too many places. And I think especially of the sister in our congregation who flies to Cairns today to https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/vente-viagra/…

Advent Beauty

Sunday was a day filled with beauty. The sun shone in the morning- perfect beach weather for an unusual free Sunday morning. I love the beach! The waves were rough and there was much laughter in trying to stay between the flags. Even…