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President's Reflections

President’s Reflection – August/September 2020

Are you ready to serve …? These last couple of months have put challenges before us. Have you been connecting with your friends by phone, text messaging or by online devises – emails. Have you been able to “head to church” in your pyjamas and been spoilt by church “hopping” to several congregations throughout Australia? I have been blessed to have the technology to be able to worship, at sometimes up to four different church …

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President’s Reflections – June 2020

‘Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh, what a beautiful day …’ for those of you that know the words to the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, there is one word I would change in the chorus: ‘Everything’s goin’ my God’s way’ (of course I would make the words a little more Aussie). Do you get the picture? We are going through some challenging times, and yet let us not lose sight of the magnificent gift from …

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President’s Reflections – April, 2020

‘The Lord is my Shepherd’. Without this I am nothing … We hear these words numerous times in our worship, in either songs of praise or in our liturgy. I was asked to choose the Bible readings for my older brother’s funeral just before Christmas. I was having difficulty, so I texted my Pastor Mat for suggestions. I knew that a lot of seasonal Christians would be attending, and I wanted the service to reflect …

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President’s Reflections – February 2020

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is the will of the God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 With the words “in everything give thanks”, I had to stop and reflect, do I enact this every day? Sometimes each day just rolls over; we have our routines. As I have mentioned in previous editions, reading my daily devotions is a jump start to the day. I reflect on …

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President’s Reflections – December 2019

How good is it to buy new sheets! I visited a new outlet in town only to be told that they had been there for over one year. Town to me usually means groceries and paying accounts, window shopping comes down the list. This outlet also shares the same name of an AFL iconic football brand! That was the first surprise; the second was the price of the sheets! My original set was in need …

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President’s Reflection – October 2019

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour, For most of us, we have gone through the period of hibernating, trying to keep warm. The winter months allow us time to do those inside jobs, catch up on mending, rearranging cupboards, even throwing out those clothes from last winter that you thought could go one more season! Now we look forward to the spring, to new life sprouting around us, trees and shrubs showing …

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President’s Reflection – August 2019

I asked Jesus, “How much do you love me?” “This much,” he answered. Then he stretched out his arms and died. – Unknown In this short and simple quote, we see the beauty of Jesus’ love captured in amazing imagery of the cross. This is God’s love in full and, if I was the only person in existence, Jesus still would have done all that, just for me. Through his grace and mercy, he did …

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President’s Reflection – June 2019

‘That is not the way to look at it’, my friend at the youth group used to say to me as a child. WWJD is the abbreviation that she would use. If you haven’t heard that for a while, it means ‘What Would Jesus Do’. Changes: are we ever prepared for these? In many situations can you prepare yourself? As I grow up through the different cycles of my life, I have come to realise …

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