Tag: christianity

40 thoughts at 40 years

I do understand that I’ve written a mini-book here but alas that is how I write! Long-form and I am sure that there is a book in these 40 thoughts. *Thoughts* with asterisks next to them are upcoming blog posts that in different stages of being edited. Please comment if you’d like to read any

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The fruit of prioritising marriage – celebration and legacy

Compared to my last 4200-word post, this piece will be short. Also, Kylie doesn’t like me writing for hours in my office on our special days and today is one that we will be celebrating! Our 16th wedding anniversary. I wasn’t sure if and what I was going to write about but then like penetrating

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2019 in words – An encouragement, a reflection and an essay on grace

It is Christmas eve and I’m starting my reflection as I watch my younger two sons play. Usually, by this time, my goals and strategy for the year ahead are usually being prayed about and put unto paper but this time it is a little different. I am the midst of life-changing internal work. I

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A Christmas message- Our hope is in no one else

Lord, you are above all circumstances, but you are in every moment. There is nothing that is impossible for you, for you are with us through every struggle. The wind and the waves, the sun and the stars are all under your command. But yet you call us by name and declare us daughters and

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Our beautifully boring and elegantly simple marriage

At 39 years old and working as a Palliative Care Doctor, I know that I am young! But 20 years ago today, I kissed the girl that I am married today. 15 years ago we said “I do” and began our lives together as husband and wife. 10 years ago our eldest son Samuel was

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700 words on why friendship and connection matters

Nausea and vomiting aren’t pleasant symptoms.  It is 2am in Kuala Lumpur and from my hotel room on the 33rd floor, I have one of the best views in the city of the Petronas Twin Towers. But this only serves to remind me that I am thousands of kilometres from home and how alone, unwell

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Ten years ago today — being a father learning from my Father.

Ten years ago today there was little question that I needed to change. Ten years ago today, the cliche of “your life has changed forever” was repeated across the Maternity ward at Tamworth Base Hospital and across Facebook and over the phone as friends and family congratulated us. Our first son Samuel was born. Ten

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How a life changing trip to Zimbabwe taught me to be rich

It was the first time that I’d learnt that holding back tears was impossible I held his tiny hand as his grandmother cradled him. My eyes examined, but my heart broke. Years later in reflection, I didn’t realise that this moment would live with me forever as a defining moment in my medical journey. What

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Never underestimate your presence at church

Your presence is important to God. Never underestimate the power that your presence has at Church. Your face, your smile. The position you are sitting in. The people whom you will talk to. The hugs that you will give and the hands that you will shake. The words of encouragement that you will speak to those

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