Me, Myself & the Bible

Me, Myself & the Bible

Me, Myself & the Bible I think it’s important we seek to understand another’s relationship with an ancient text. For many, their own relationship with the 66 book Christian canon we call the ‘The Bible’ is something which develops, changes and holds different...
Compassion Fatigue. It’s a very real thing.

Compassion Fatigue. It’s a very real thing.

Pastoral Care Workers, Chaplains, Counselors, Medical Staff, Social Workers and Inner Healing Practitioners, did you know Compassion Fatigue is a very real thing? Mother Teresa wrote in her plan to her superiors that it was MANDATORY for her nuns to take an entire...
Bankrupt, broken, limping and transformed.

Bankrupt, broken, limping and transformed.

While family and friends my age were getting homes (mortgages), upgrading cars and furniture, Natalie and I were getting ruthless calls from banks demanding repayments whilst wondering how we were going to afford basic meals and rent. As a father of 3 young children,...
What’s wrong with me?!!

What’s wrong with me?!!

It’s a question we seldom voice but is being answered anyway. A multitude of images, voices, nuances, remind us daily, without fail, that we are ‘not [_____] enough. [insert: fit, smart, wealthy, liked, connected, fashionable, loved, respected,...
Catch David June – August

Catch David June – August

June 4 Rivers Apostolic Centre -Slacks Creek QLD June 18 ARK Ministries – Cairns QLD July 1 Encore Church – Hawthorn VIC July 16 CityLife Baptist- Caloundra QLD July 23 Rivers Apostolic Centre -Slacks Creek QLD Aug 5-6 Hillview Church – Rowville VIC...
Relationship over Obedience

Relationship over Obedience

When we know we have compromised a relationship by breaching boundaries, guilt makes its way into the garden of our conscious. Healthy guilt potentially turns toxic and becomes shame. Shame takes root as creative avoidance of the issue or the other we have...
SHAME AND DISCOVERY

SHAME AND DISCOVERY

Learning is actually a declaration of vulnerability because it requires an admission of not knowing. As children, we aren’t aware of the risk of admission but slowly shame writes its story deep in our hearts and emphasizes the NOT knowing ENOUGH. If you’ve...
Dragging the innocent healer down the aisle

Dragging the innocent healer down the aisle

Note: This article is written with the first 24hrs of the event in mind, not the unfolding facts, subsequent headlines and aviation law research that followed. Consider reading it all before commenting. This year, just prior to Easter weekend, news broke out of a 69...
What right do you have Grandma?

What right do you have Grandma?

A few years ago I heard John Sandford teach that once a child leaves home into adulthood,  ‘Parents do not have a right to enter their adult child’s life. Instead, being involved in their life is a privilege given by invitation.’ I think this is...
Catch David March – May 2017

Catch David March – May 2017

March 12th – AM Hillview Community Church Rowville VIC March 19th – AM CityLife Baptist Church Caloundra QLD March 26th- April 2nd Various Services INDIA April 8th-9th Faithlife Church Toowoomba QLD April 23rd AM Destiny Church Caboolture QLD April 24th...
The Father’s Blessing of LOVE

The Father’s Blessing of LOVE

If you grew up with the most amazing dad who regularly blessed you, please stop reading. This is not for you. The other 95% of the population might want to read on. What I discovered in my travels as a speaker and prayer counsellor to pastors and leaders is this: most...