Pregnancy: a woman’s reflection

I didn’t love being pregnant. Lots of my friends did love it, do love it – they feel a glow, they enjoy the process, that their hair was thicker and that they were part of something very special. These things are true, but they are not a universal experience and

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Abortion and loving our neighbours as we love ourselves

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with

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Passing the baton of faith to our kids

There is a lot of stuff written about how to raise kids into adults. It seems everywhere you look there is someone writing their approach to raising young people, and if you look hard enough, you could find someone who agrees with the way you think. This is all very

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Leave to Serve

We all accumulate annual leave. But how can we use our time wisely? Here is a reflection from someone who recently used her leave to serve the church.

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The Hyper-Scheduled Life

Hyper-scheduling. It’s a problem in all of our lives, but it’s a problem in our kids’ lives too. What affect is a parent’s need to hyper-schedule their child, having on their spiritual life?

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#PrayForIndonesia

Indonesia, our neighbour Indonesia is a close neighbour to Australia and has a population of over 266 million with around 56% of this population living on the island of Java. About 87% of the population are Muslim and 4.1% Protestant.  Indonesia has been in the news quite a bit over

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The Budget: Who benefits?

When I was a uni student, living off the weekly pittance that was student allowance, I used to think about all the things I might do with my graduate level salary, which at the time was nearly triple my student allowance. The logic being, “well, if I can survive on

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The Handmaid’s Tale – a reflection on humans and God

So, the much anticipated second season of The Handmaid’s Tale started last week. The first season ended in a brilliantly crafted cliff-hanger. I saw pictures on Facebook of groups of women walking around Sydney, cosplaying in the distinctive red robes and white hats. I was bombarded with ads telling of

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