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Issue #149

The new ‘Star Trek Beyond’ movie is about to burst on to the cinema screen. My wife can hardly wait! What challenges I must endure!!! I don’t mind sitting with her and watching movies like this as this is plenty of action and, as an action man, I become involved in the movie. Speaking of action, I firmly believe the solution to the problems of spiritual dryness is to become actively involved in serving our Lord. When approaching danger is imminent from an enemy, the Captain of…

Issue #148

There are certain periods in our life where we can become anxious and stressed. The first one is when we enter Year 12 at high school and prepare for the Higher School Certificate. For some reason we think that our life totally depends on how we perform in these exams. As if! And the next stressful period of life centres on our employment and the early days and months of our first job. Again we think our life and its outcomes depends on this choice. As if!…

Issue #147

I have been on holidays! It was a great time to relax and enjoy island life on Magnetic Island. There was plenty to do for a guy like me – walking, snorkeling, reading, eating and having coffees everyday – and then of course there was time with Jan and my best friends too. I read a great book as well called ‘Double Cross’ that recorded the events leading up to D-Day in the Second World War. It was all about the work of double agent spies…

Issue #146

It is not uncommon for each one of us to go through a spiritually dry period. Sometimes difficult events push to a stage of despair and doubt. Life brings with it various twists and turns that often saps our emotional and physical resources. Often we feel all alone where very few people (if any) really understand the struggles we are experiencing. This loneliness even extends to our relationship with our Lord. God seems somehow strangely distant. Anxiety and frustration builds up and life becomes a great challenge…