Happy News Year

As I check up on world news in the paper and an internet news site over Summer, I’ve found the stories often drain the joy from my day. The uncovering of sin is heartbreaking and our broken world bears the…

Wonder

We were able to attend a screening of the movie “Wonder” recently. It’s a story close to our hearts because it deals with the adjustment of a child with a facial difference into mainstream school. Transition into a world that…

Reflect

We were at a sculpture garden recently and got to sit in the quiet of a reflection pool after a busy Sunday Service. It gave  me to time to think about the lesson we had done in Sunday school that…

Happy Thanksgiving

We’ve always liked the idea of American Thanksgiving – that there is a day of the year when you thank God for the good things in life. So, 5 years since Ariel’s accident, we have continued to choose to celebrate…

Hot August Nights

Like most people in our community in the inner west, we’ve had a month of colds and fevers. It has caused us to slow down, to rest and to have time off certain routines, as one by one we got…

See the light where the sky meets the sea

There are many times when we are awed by the privileges of the medical care in our country. When Ariel was in Intensive Care after his accident and his family asked “who is paying for this?” we said in awe,…

Baggage

We are very excited to have 6 bags in a row at our house tonight! This coming week will be our first holiday as a family since Ariel’s spinal injury almost 5 years ago. New spinal injury holiday accommodation (equipped…

Roman and Roamin'

It has been great to have a series of sermons at church that cover several chapters of Romans at a time. Its such a meaty book and has proven good food for us all. Here is Ariel at work on…

Let it Be

One of our daughters is practising the song “Let it Be” by the Beatles for a choir performance at Easter. I had not known until recently that the “Mother Mary” who comes to Paul McCartney in the song is his…

Sky-writing

I saw my all time favourite street sign again this week. It’s painted on part of Granville Baptist church where Ariel’s parents used to attend and I see it each day when I travel to Granville to work on their…