Jesus blesses the children

Jesus blesses the children

Lately, I’ve been taking a slow journey through Mark, only reading about 10 verses a day. This slow approach encourages me to think more deeply about the passage. During the week, I read chapter 10:13-22, about Jesus blessing the children and the rich young ruler, who...

How to win an election

I don’t usually write humorous stories but was recently challenged to write one, this is the result (names have been changed to protect the guilty!): The election for the Year 10 sports captain was taking place the next week at the small school that my son, Ian,...

On writing New Testament devotions

I wrote devotional thoughts intermittently for this blog when I began blogging in 2005. Over time these have become more of a focus and I have now reached the point where I have written a devotional thought for every chapter of the New Testament. Check it out here....

FaithWriters

Very excited that FaithWriters are currently displaying one of my devotional thoughts on their site here. It is called, “One of them” and is about Easter. After 24 hours it will go into their archives.

On buying ebooks

I bought my first ebook recently. I have downloaded a few free ebooks but I’d never actually bought one before. I found it quite a different experience for three reasons. Firstly, how does one browse an online website? Rather than just wonder aimlessly around a book...

I love books!

I bought this bag when I was on holidays recently. I didn’t buy it because I wanted the quotes to be taken literally but rather they convey the fact that I really do like books.As long as I can remember I have always loved to read. In fact at one point in my...

How do you read?

If you visit my blog often you will know that I like to read. You may even have picked up that I read quickly. Lately though, I’ve been realizing this is a mixed blessing. When I learnt to read I was a bit lazy and didn’t bother to stop and look up the words I did not...

On Reading Long Books

I don’t like long books. How weird is that? I love reading and read a lot but when I’m presented with a long book (over 400 pages) I hesitate. I like to read a book within a couple of days so I don’t lose momentum. If I put a book down for a few days it is hard for me...