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Happy New Year – 2017!

As 2016 slips into history and 2017 looms on the horizon, life moves towards Eternity. Teach us to number our days, that we might have wise hearts.


Arkyn Ethan Vander Reyden

I’m a Grandpa!

I’m a Grandpa! I’m a Grandpa! I’m a Grandpa! I’m a Grandpa! I’m a Grandpa! I’m a Grandpa! Think I’m ecstatic? I sure am. And that is because my daughter, Jessica, and my wonderful son-in-law, Ethan, have given Judith and I, a Grandson. Welcome to… Arkyn Ethan Vander Reyden Born on December 1st, 2015 at…


Paris, France. 11 January, 2015

Freedom comes with Great Responsibility

1.3 Million people flooded Paris’s Place de la République to pay tribute to victims murdered in attacks by Islamist extremists and marched for the Freedom of speech. But Freedom carries with it duties and responsibilities that sometimes people do not grasp or quickly forget.


Arabic Symbol "Nun" - the first letter for the word, "Nazarene". Used to identify Christian homes to be identified by IS terrorists.

How do we respond to Islamic State?

A good friend and Brother-in-Christ, Peter Kentley, wrote the following article. I thought it to be both balanced and absolutely spot on! So for those who have not yet seen it, it is worth the read


Same Sex Marriage

My current perspective on Same Sex Marriage

To change the definition of marriage to encompass a union between any two persons would effectively abolish marriage in Australian law by replacing it with something quite different – something no longer in the best interests of Australian society.



I’ve been asleep.. why didn’t you wake me?!

I fell asleep. Why didn’t someone wake me up?! When you sleep, you don’t know you are asleep. You need something or someone to wake you up… only then do you realise you have been sleeping. Are you asleep? Maybe this is your wake up call. It certainly was mine.