December 2017 Newsletter

It’s almost Christmas and the universities have finished up their exams for the year. Keira and I have said our goodbyes to those international students heading home for 3 months but we’ve also planned some summer events for the students who are hanging around...

I Have a Crush

This week it was announced at church that my hubby would be the new senior pastor. The morning leading up to that announcement was an emotional one for me. There was the usual morning shenanigans with the kids as they stalled to get ready. By the time I got them in...

September 2017 Newsletter

We’re in a new university semester and it’s our 26th following our calling to impact the next generation on campuses in Melbourne! Even after all this time Keira and I are still as excited as ever for the privilege of serving and encouraging students even as we have...

The Beatitudes

We’ve started a new series at church called Redefined and it’s all about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7. It is perfectly titled since Jesus takes the popular understanding of his day, of who God is and what he expects from us, and redefines it. But in...

July 2017 Newsletter

Sometimes Ken and I wonder about the importance, influence and impact of our calling. We believe God has asked us to make major sacrifices to reach out to students on the campus: serving, encouraging, loving and journeying with them. We tell ourselves that they are...

Getting Inbetween

Yesterday I found myself involved in a drug related altercation between one man and a group of three men and a woman. By involved I mean I had hands on the single man and the leader of the group of four keeping them apart while fists were cocked, expletives were...

Detours

Setting out on a journey, we sometimes come across detours, but maybe they're just signs that there's a work in progress... My Filming Vlog on Youtube looks at this - Detours

Creation / Recreation

Earlier this year I was invited to teach a Leadership 215 class in Brisbane on the the Old Testament. As I was working my way quickly through the notes on Genesis, I pointed out to the class the similarities between the creation account and the Flood. In the beginning...

The Unsolicited Hug

For some reason or another I’ve determined to constantly show my children that I love them. I do this by telling them straight up, almost everyday ‘I love you’ or by wrapping them up in my arms and giving them a cuddle. Often it’s both at the same time. There’s other...

The Art of Starting

Have you ever felt afraid to give something a go? I haven't perfected the art of green-screening yet but I wanted to publish this anyway - I want you to join my journey into film directing and perhaps be inspired in your own endeavours! "The Art of Starting" Video on...