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Patience is a Virtue

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In our'40 Days of Prayer'inititiative, we're asked to pray every day for at least three areas where we long to grow in godliness. One of the points that I've begun praying for is more patience. Patience is indeed a virtue. And so I'm reminded of those verses I've heard so many times before. They rattle through my brain like some oft-repeated mantra. The fruit of the Spiri...

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Living Water

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I studied French for my first two years of high school. I can still to count up to ten, but that's about it. However, I clearly remember one lesson when our teacher put in a special effort to give us an appreciation for French culture. She brought a couple of bottles of mineral water to school with fizz and without - and gave us the opportunity to sample the water the Fre...

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Deep Roots

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We have a particularly resilient ground cover growing in our front garden which, if left to it's own devices, will soon take over the world. As part of my civic duty it has to be removed! Or at least brought under control. So I've been weeding. And it's been tough going. At first glance this plant appears to be little more than a network of leaves. All I have to do is f...

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Raising Resilient Youth & Teenagers

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Lyn Worsley is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of The Resilience Centre. Lyn speaks regularly about navigating the challenges of adolescence and how to build our resilience to cope better, highlighting her model of resilience - 'The Resilience Doughnut'. Learn to help your child, youth or teenager identify their strengths, cope with challenges confidently, especi...

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Oaks of Wisdom

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The Year 12 students from our congregation went out to spend time with the Seniors of the congregation and hear their stories of wisdom and their journey with the Lord. The first of these chats was with Jerry Turek. Jerry Turek In week 2, we heard from the Bryan and Judy Dillon. In week 3, we heard from the Lorraine. Week 4, we heard from the Isa. Isa Irons...

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Penno's Updated COVID Safe Plan

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PennoBaps' updated COVID Safe plan is officially registered and is available for everyone to read. Please have a look at the document linked below. PennoBaps' COVID Safe plan Sunday morning service runs at 10am with attendance limited to 194 people under new guidelines. Registration is required to attend this service. ...

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Penno's COVID-Safe Plan

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PennoBaps' COVID Safe plan is officially registered and is available for everyone to read. Please have a look at the document linked below. PennoBaps' COVID Safe plan PennoBaps will commence single Sunday morning service at 10am with attendance limited to 100 people. Registration is required to attend this service. The first service will be on August 2nd, 2020. ...

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Keep Looking Up

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Psalm 121:1-2 "I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from?? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth". A dear relative of mine would always end every phone call with the words, "Keep looking up!" She was an amazing Christian woman, with an amazing focus in life! In my youth, her "sign off" was nothing more than a quirky phrase. But as my own fa...

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Bearer of the Gospel Truth

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Bearer of the Gospel Truth Bearer of the gospel truth, Let your light so shine, That foggy paths are finally clear And day breaks into darkened minds. Christ offers freedom from the shackles Of guilt from past misdeeds, Of fear of uncertain days ahead, Of present, pressing needs. He offers satisfying life For the now and eternally, One with our Creator God...

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Debt Wiped

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I've been planning a two-week holiday for months. Anna and I were soon off to Japan to catch up with our son, Adam, eat wonderful food, and go places we had not been before. And then Coronavirus. Two weeks ago, I contacted the booking agency and was told that it would cost $1000 to cancel our flights. We really wanted to go, and we didn't want to lose $1000. So, we decid...

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