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21
May
Riverdove Community - The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

Studies have proven that the act of giving contributes to your own sense of self, well-being and happiness. Give to others and you’re also giving to yourself! There’s also a well known saying: “charity begins at home”. Often the best and most effective place to start giving is to those who are in our immediate […]

13
May
Mother's and maternal influence they give to society is valued on mothers day

Mother’s Day 2018: What Does it Mean to be a Mother?

Today is, of course, “Mother’s Day” in Australia. It’s defined as “a day reserved for celebrating and honouring the mother of the family, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society”. It’s worthwhile considering the ideas that surround motherhood and maternal bonds, as these bonds and positive influences are incredibly important to a healthy […]

07
May
Faithful Abraham is the father of us all if we choose it

Abraham: Father of the Faithful

I heard a sermon recently about the life of Abraham and it got me thinking a lot about the man, his life and the choices that he made. There’s very good reasons why he’s described in the Bible as “the father of the faithful” (Romans 4:12) and “the friend of God”. It’s worthwhile considering these […]

16
Apr
Who is satan and how does satan affect your decisions

Owning Your Decisions: You and Satan

One of the long standing conversations among different Christian groups is the discussion about satan. What or who is satan? What exactly does satan do? And where does satan fit into the work that Jesus came to do? It’s probably a good idea to firstly start with a bit of background on the Bible, as […]

02
Apr
Peter Scazerro, author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, is quoted in this blog article

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

“It’s impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.” – Peter Scazzero, Emotional Healthy Spirituality Emotions Make Us Human Do you have emotionally healthy spirituality? Are you emotionally mature? Or are you, perhaps, deeply uncomfortable being intimate with your emotions? Did you realise that emotional maturity and spiritual health are intrinsically linked? Our emotions […]

19
Mar
An inconsequential outsider, Ruth, provides to be a vital link in God's story

Ruth: The Inconsequential Outsider

The Interwoven Word of God The word of God is like a vast tapestry, its main theme interwoven with many sub-plots and side stories that run like golden threads through an intricate design. Each of these threads compliment the complete telling of God’s story and confirm again and again to us the way in which […]

12
Mar
Following Jesus involves learning about his humble birth

The Birth of Jesus

The theme we are looking at is following Jesus. I thought it might be helpful to look at the circumstances of his birth, before we look at other aspects of his life and teaching. As we all know, Jesus was God’s only Son and God had a very special plan for him. He had a […]

25
Feb
Radical Social Change: A Letter to Philemon

Radical Social Change: A Letter To Philemon

“Injustice: unfairness, unjust act, Unfair: not equitable or honest, not impartial or according to rules, society: organised and interdependent community, system and organisation of this” – The Australian Oxford Dictionary, Third Edition   The issue of social injustice* has always been one that is close to my heart. It’s something that I like to talk […]