St Kilda Uniting Church ups and down

Life is like a …

Just recently, I’ve noticed a few journos’s describing this time in COVID-19 as a roller-coaster ride; especially since government restrictions have been imposed again. It’s a metaphor often used to describe what life is like: full of ups and downs, sharp bends, surprising dips and steep climbs. It’s a ride that can be both exhilarating…

St Kilda Uniting Church Fear

Be not afraid

Fear is a powerful motivator. It can also be a powerful de-motivator. Just a short time ago, the declaration of a Pandemic sent waves of fear around the world and within weeks produced a set of circumstances very view people could have imagined. Significant parts of the world went into lockdown. Along with the loss…

St Kilda Uniting Church Magic moment

Magic moment

Something quite unusual is happening in our back -yard. Actually, it’s a side-yard. It’s a fairly large timber deck with lots of pot plants and things around the edges. Short pots. Tall pots. Red ones. Grey ones. There’s also a 1metre high fence along the long edge of the deck and behind this fence a…

St Kilda Uniting Church Memories

Memories

One of my strongest memories from childhood was spending the whole of Monday during school holidays at the Cambridge Cattle Market. It was a huge piece of land on the edge of the city where rural life intercepted city life. Farmers gathered each week to sell and buy livestock – anything from chickens to enormous…

St Kilda Uniting Church Easter

“All religions will pass but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking into the distance”.   On my computer desk at home I have one of those old fashioned ‘accessories’ that you flick over when you feel like it to reveal a fresh quotation to ponder upon – a forerunner of the…