Category Archives: Steve’s story

Just a stroll from our campsite

I took this on Gillard’s Beach, Mimosa Rocks National Park, a short stroll from our campsite. Headed inland and home via the Snowy Mountains.

Steve and Michelle head for the beach

It’s summer in Australia. Michelle and I will hitch up the camper-trailer, and leave tonight for a beach somewhere on the south coast of New South Wales. Perhaps we’ll find a spot at Bournda National Park. I expect to be back, blogging around January 20. Have a great summer break if you live in the […]

The Queen’s Christmas Message

A highlight of my 2011 Christmas was watching the Queen’s Christmas message. The Queen wrote the speech herself – one of the rare occasions where she does not turn to the government for advice. She is still Australian’s head of state. Before I highlight the actual speech, let’s see how the press in Australia and Britain […]

Investing in perspective

Every day there is more bad economic news out of Europe. Is this the big crash we’ve all been fearing? No one knows, but it reminds me of an experience just after the last big crash and some implications for how we approach mission. Just after the crash of 2008. I visited my dad concerned […]

Showing up

A young Chinese girl bounded into our English conversation club last Sunday for the first time. We’ll call her Heather. We got chatting and I learned her aunt in China led an unofficial house church. Heather attended once but found it boring. We’d just finished a simple discovery bible study with a small group of […]

A time to speak. A time to let the scriptures speak.

I was asked recently to speak at a church gathering of people recovering from drug and alcohol additions.        The safe thing to do would have been to pull out one of my well worn messages. Instead I took a risk. I broke people into groups of three to five and told them to read the […]

Making disciples for dummies (like me)

I’m having fun these days doing Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) with people who want to know more about Jesus. This week I met with a twenty something professional. We’re working through Matthew’s Gospel. That wasn’t my plan, somehow we started in Genesis and jumped to Matthew. The guy is out of control. We’re meant to […]

My favourite Steve Jobs moment

I bought my first computer twenty one years ago. It as a Mac SE. I carried it all the way back from California to Australia via England in a shoulder bag. It wasn’t portable, just transportable. I’ve been a Mac fan ever since. I can also admin to being a Steve Jobs fan. This is […]

Movimentos que mudam o mundo

Movements just went on sale in Brazil in Portuguese. Worldwide, 240 million people speak Portuguese, so if you know anyone from, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, or East Timor, let them know.

A whale of a time

Finally some good environmental news. More baby whales are expected to migrate down Australia’s east coast than have been seen in 50 years. I hope to do some whale spotting in a few weeks when I head up to Port Stephens for my brother’s 50th.