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Little Things

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Picking up a script, dropping off a violin, meeting with a tradesperson to fix a stove, restocking a fridge, ordering a new book for piano lessons, sorting laundry, checking the mailbox, putting petrol in the tank, posting cards and buying bread and milk. These are all examples of necessities that filled some of my ordinary day this week. If I didn't do these tasks, they...

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Seeing People

On being attentive to the people around us......

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Godly Emotions: Anger

On being angry and not sinning......

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Everyone's a critic

On being intentional with our words...

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Hospitality

On Penno Baps' food and hospitality culture...

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Sabbatical

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8th July is my last Sunday at Penno for two months. The church has graciously offered me six-weeks Sabbatical leave, which I will be combining with two weeks of annual leave starting tomorrow. I'm almost embarrassed to take up the offer, but I also know there is much godly wisdom behind it. We should all practice a regular weekly Sabbath a time of rest from our labour, ...

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God Had Other Plans

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John Saunders was born in 1806, the son of a London City Alderman, grandson of a London City Alderman. As a young man he was articled to an attorney and became a solicitor. Everything was in place for a successful legal or political career. But God had other plans. Aged 17, John was baptised by immersion and began attending Cold Harbour Lane Baptist Church in Camberwell. ...

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A Cheerful Heart

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There's good days and there's bad days. Sometimes everything comes up roses, other times life is an onion patch. That's the way it is for all of us. No one is immune. Some of us, however, and I don't count myself among them, seem to be able to navigate the troubles of life with a smile on their face and a constantly cheerful heart. Their positive outlook has an enormous i...

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My Saviour Leads Me

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She was born in Hong Kong in 1912. Her mother died when she was four and, with the outbreak of World War I, her father was unable to care for her. Her childhood was spent moving from one relatives house to another, sometimes in China, sometimes in Hong Kong, always a burden. She never went to school and never learned to read properly. She married by arrangement at 18 and ...

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Sydney Prayer Breakfast

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On Wednesday morning, at the invitation of BaptistCare, I attended the Sydney Prayer Breakfast at Darling Harbour. It started at 6:30am. Myself, along with 1400 others, committed to a very early morning. Guests included NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, former Premier, Mike Baird, former Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, former Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson, alon...

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