Author: David

Looking After Yourself (and others) in Lockdown 2

When the second period of COVID19 lockdown was announced last Tuesday, I experienced a deep sense of disappointment. I had dealt well with the first period of isolation, had actually enjoyed some aspects of it, but this felt different – perhaps more serious, more inconvenient, even unfair – and it evoked a sadness in me […]

To Live Freely and Lightly

Are you tired?  Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. … Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. … Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.[Matthew 11:28-30] Have you ever watched an ice-block melting?  Intentionally sat there and watched the transformation from solid to liquid take place?  It’s […]

For the most important person in the world: YOU

Do you remember that ad for National Mutual from 1989? The slogan ‘For the most important person in the world’ would be followed by the word ‘YOU’ alone on the screen.  It was an ad that catered for the ego-centric, materialistic western culture of the day. It seems that nothing much has changed over the 30 years since. Certainly […]

Reflective Practice – A Healthy Habit

It’s as though Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms to think over a few things. Col Hughes shared this cartoon by Michael Leunig as a reflection to commence the Board meeting last Tuesday evening and I thought it was too good not to share! As one of the great secular theologians of our time, Leunig reminds us […]

After the Lockdown

There will come a time when we are free of the restrictions imposed – appropriately so – by the COVID19 pandemic.  Some states are already relaxing the rules, broadening the boundaries. While I think the stance of the Victorian government in not removing restrictions too hastily is a wise and sensible one, the signs are […]