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Vission and Mission

Over the last few months our church leadership team has worked together to seek God’s guidance and will for our parish.  After a fair bit of talking and praying we’re now in a position where we’re able to articulate what our parish vision and mission is in the form of two statements: Vision Statement – To be a vibrant, life-changing, Christ-centred community Mission…

Talking Past Each Other

Hillary and I were sitting in a café the other day when she spotted this quote on a TV screen: “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”  I thought that was quite profound.  It’s actually a quote from business management guru, Stephen Covey.  It kind of goes with that old saying that we have…

Doing the Impossible

When I was a young lad growing up in England I had many dreams about what I wanted to be when I grew up.  First I wanted to be an astronaut, after all, the Apollo missions were in full swing, Neil Armstrong had walked on the moon, and Star Wars was a huge hit in the cinemas, all of which had set…

Created for Work

During the early 1990’s I had the misfortune to be made redundant from my Job, I was a service manager at a motorcycle dealer at the time.  I loved that Job as it combined my passion for motorcycles and the necessity of gainful employment.  This lead to a prolonged period where over the next four years I was made redundant three times…