So it’s Easter. You’ve brainstormed up your service plans. Added some new and hopefully risk-free creative elements that won’t go too pear-shaped. You’ve rallied the troops with enthusiastic fervour to pull off this event. It’s nearly ‘go’ time. Musicians: check.
Newsletters (with a few swift kicks to the photocopier): hot off the press.
Pleasant refreshments: sorted.
Interpretive dancers: who authorised this?
PowerPoint slides: locked and loaded.
Many of my childhood Easter memories revolve around chocolate eggs and holidaying with my surrogate family in a lovely english coastal town called Beer. A single-parent, my Mum arranged for us to get away in the school holidays with neighbours. It worked out well for all: as the eldest I was able to keep an eye on their younger offspring and my Mum got some much needed adult time. It was an annual tradition. Waking up early on Easter morning to discover chocolate eggs at the
I love Genesis. It depicts the beginning of a revolutionary unveiling. A slow interpersonal unveiling of the ordered nature of the creation and the Creator. And "in the beginning" the creation was good. And the goodness echoes on ... Day 1 good, day 3 good and good, day 4 good, day 5 good, day 6 good and very good. It was good. In the world known as the Ancient Near East - inclusive of lands from ancient Egypt to Assyria, Babylon and surrounding nations - Genesis was a revo
Tell us a little about you I love great coffee! I have had the most interesting career – being a pastor, a journalist and social commentator, running a charity, starting a kindergarten, working in politics and now in business running a health and wellness centre. My husband is a film-maker and we love cheering each other on. What's your favourite bible passage & why? It’s a dead even tie between Proverbs 4:23 and Ephesians 2:10. Ephesians 2:10 speaks to me about a vision for
I wonder how your year is progressing. I wonder if, like me, you're feeling a little ... uninspired. It's far enough into the year that it's lost it's 'new year' shine. We've forgotten the resolutions and promises we made to others and ourselves. The summer holidays were a while ago, and weariness is settling itself back into our eyes and bones. And the all-pervasive routines are once again taking us over, so that quickly and quietly, days weeks and months are slipping by. It
Tell us a little about yourself I was born and raised in Hong Kong but have spent the last 14 years in Sydney. Some things that I love are sushi, sunsets and snow (alliteration unintended). Over the last few years, I’ve occasionally found myself on a plane during my holidays where my eyes were opened to different corners of the world. I’ve lived with a serious travel bug ever since! During these trips, I’ve also developed a real love for photography and its power to capture,