Jonah & The Fear of God

March 31, 2008

I’m leading church on Sunday night. It’s been a while since I’ve led. Any hot tips?

We’re starting a new series on Jonah. It’s been a while since I’ve read Jonah. I keep thinking about boats, fish (really big ones), a plant that melts and sackcloth. I think I’ll have a read before Sunday 😉

Jonah Chapter 1 (HCSB)
Jonah tries to run away from God and his mission to Nineveh.
He fails & along the way leans to fear God.

The photo is of our fish (not really big) called ‘Fishy’. Dad and Celia gave him to Kate for Christmas.


Soft Launch

March 9, 2008

‘North Rocks [at Night]’ started this evening with our soft launch.

We go live in two weeks!

It was great to meet our new family (33 of them at least). There were a few kinks but it was exciting all the same. We had a BBQ after church which I was organising so I missed the last 5 mins of the Bible talk which made praying in response to the sermon tricky – so I asked for suggestions from up the front on what we could pray for. I got a couple of blank looks, one of abject horror and someone put up their hand but then people caught on and started speaking up – ahhh (sigh of relief). I thought it had the added bonus of getting people to think through what they’d just heard and in a way respond immediately. Also prayed for the Wilsons in Italy and prayed in confession (I think this is a good thing to do regularly).

This is our promo postcard. The back reads:
“We’d like to invite you to church”
Hopefully have a website for you to check out soon. Keep praying for us.

I’m Back

February 13, 2008

I’ve just come back from the future to save you…

…save you from the frustration of checking to see if I’ve posted lately! (I missed the new Terminator series last night – any good?!?!)

Such a slacker – I think I was feeling the “Facebook killed the blogger star” vibe either that or I’m lazy. Busy last couple of months. I was reading over my last few posts so here’s an update:

The iPhone is still awesome (and still not mine)

Kevin Rudd is not only our PM but did a bloody awesome job today. It was quite emotional watching the apologies made by both leaders. Brendan could have just said “I agree” but he had to waffle on and repeat everything with a few different stories thrown in to make it look like he hadn’t copied 🙂

I’ve got Uni orientation tomorrow for my post grad course starting in a few days. I managed to score two scholarships recently which will cover all my fees for the year – nice!

‘North Rocks @ Night’ is going full steam ahead with a planned launch on the 23rd March. It’s going to be a busy few weeks. Kate and I will be leading a Bible study group which should be challenging and fun.

Other than that I’ve been playing with my espresso machine and Kate’s settling into teaching Kindy. All is well for the start (close) of 2008. Hope you like the new ’08 look for THO – feedback appreciated. Thanks for all you die hards who kept asking for another post.


Big Decisions…

November 25, 2007

… have been made lately!

– Kevin Rudd for PM (hope we made the right call)
– the chick won Idol (poor Matt)
– UTS accepted me for postgrad next year (what are they and I thinking?!?)


– We’re changing churches next year. We will be part of the ‘North Rocks Night Church’ plant from St Paul’s Carlo. It is a big decision that has involved a lot of prayer and discussion (thanks to those who have talked and prayed with us). We’re excited to be part of another church plant after we had such a good experience at MarsHill at Mac Uni. Please keep praying for us as we leave our church family at 5 o’clock at Carlo and for the new church that God would use it to grow his kingdom and for his glory.