February 14, 2019

 St Francis of Assisi is a hero of mine.

More than any other person his life reflected the love and compassion of God as he sought to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. He saw himself as the troubadour of God singing the joyful song of God’s love in all his service to the...

February 11, 2019

The imagination of children is wonderful. A while back a child was looking at this painting and asked me how I got the kangaroos to stay there while I painted them. I replied that it was pretty tough. He kept looking and then with all seriousness said, “ I can imagine....

February 11, 2019

Angels come in strange and unexpected disguises as illustrated by a women I meet in North Queensland . She shared about a personal dark state of mind and being that she had been trapped in while living in a remote mining community. After a number of failed suicide atte...

February 11, 2019

The bunyip, a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, is said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks and waterholes. It is a creature that instills fear and dread and the word bunyip is usually translated today as “devil” or “evil spirit”. As in th...

January 12, 2019

Pigs really have been given a bad rap. This thought occurred to me as we enter the Chinese year of the pig

. I started to list some of the derogatory uses of pig in the English language such as: you eat like a pig, pig out, stuffed like a pig, greedy as a pig, your room...

January 12, 2019


Water always flows down to the lowest point. When I reflect on grace -- all that is good, life giving and nourishing - I not only see its ultimate source in God who humbly pours him/her self out but I experience its continuous flow as always downwards. Grace comes as...

January 9, 2019

It’s my birthday ( and my twin brother ) today and I am entitled to a little bit of self reflection. As an aging hippie who still thinks that the music of that era is timeless and inspiring and Kombi vans evoke memories of surf and carefree adventure, I want pass on th...

January 8, 2019

The small finch has a diet of grass seeds and must drink at least once every day. Early explorers learned the hard way from aboriginals that by following a flock of finches, they would be lead to water and not die of thirst. Along the spiritual journey, I too find myse...

January 7, 2019

As I think about the new year I want to go deeper. There have been a number of studies done with older people who were asked to reflect on their lives and consider what they would have done differently . The responses were surprisingly similar. They wished they had tak...

January 7, 2019


Life is more powerful than death, light more powerful than darkness and love more powerful than hate and anger. What ever our political leanings are, whether Labour, Liberal, Republican, Democratic or the Mickey Mouse Party, these institutions do not have the answers...

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