Rest

Describe your ideal rest day. What does it look like? Perhaps it is full of adventure, or is it on the more peaceful side with a good book and cup of tea? I love hiking, and a couple of times each year I kiss Leanne goodbye and head to my favourite national parks for...

Need a detox? Try the Jesus program!

I wonder if you’ve been tempted to detox your body. In the synopsis of an SBS show called Detox Debunked, this is what we can read: ‘’Detoxing isn’t actually a thing, but it’s a fixation of the Western World.’’ And in another SBS article on the same topic, a...

Life’s Mini-Judgments

The 8th of December is a very special day in our family. That’s the day Emma, our eldest daughter, was born – a day I’ll never forget. But last year, the 8th of December was special for a less glorious reason and I’m not likely to forget it either. As Emma and I...

The Bachelorette, the Millionaire, and the Wine Merchant

In the last episode of The Bachelorette, Sophie Monk – a 37-year-old Australian singer and actress – made one of the biggest decisions of her life. She chose Stu, a 44-year-old millionaire, instead of Jarrod, a 31-year-old vineyard manager. I really feel sorry for...

I can’t get no… satisfaction

In John’s gospel, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well in a town called Sychar (in the Nablus area). It’s 6 o’clock. After a long walk, Jesus is tired, hungry and thirsty. So, he asks this woman to give him a drink. As Jews and...

Can Christians do Yoga?

Although yoga has become part of our Western culture, it is a subtle and complex phenomenon. The word yoga means ”yoke” or ”union” and can be described as a spiritual quest to be transformed in order to reach unity of the self and God/the...