Pastor’s Pen

Slow down this holiday!

“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:16 (NIV) “Hurry up! We’re going to be late for school/the Christmas concert/the shops/etc”  As Christmas draws near, we have great expectations of a holiday with family and friends but it is also filled with busyness, people to visit,
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A deep gratitude

Being a Victorian,  we hear the “G” word quite a lot. Most Victorians can’t wait to go to the G (MCG). I personally miss it. It’s there that people display so many emotions as they watch their team win, lose, win, lose and hopefully win. When your team wins that gratitude makes you forget the
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3 reasons the PingPongAThon was a success!

We built CommunityAt the 2019 PingPongAThon it was great to see all kinds of students from most year levels participate in raising money and awareness about the Pong. The all-nighter was so much fun with many students encouraging each other to stay awake and building a deeper level of community. We built Empathy It was
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What’s a Ping-Pong-A-Thon?

There are over 40 million people living in slavery today and we want to do something about that. More than that, we want to equip and empower you and your children to do something about it too! Our College, in partnership with Glasshouse Country Baptist Church, is putting on a 24-hour ping pong challenge. The
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The blessing of rest

The school holidays may have come to an end last week but it doesn’t mean our ability to find rest is over.   God is not only the giver of life but he is also the one in whom we can find rest.  After he created the world, he declared his creation to be very good,
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The power of thankfulness.

As I am writing this, we have just taken out the Middle School Chapel band to thank them for the effort and work they have put into our chapel services this term and this year. It has been so great to serve God alongside those amazing, talented and faithful young people. It was a fantastic
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A hope that lasts

It’s about this time in the term that we all look for help to finish well. Sometimes difficulties, pressures, last-minute wrap-ups of assignments, ‘Uberring’ our kids to commitments and so on. Amidst the inevitable twists and turns of life, we need hope for daily strength, wisdom and insight to get through each day. I hope
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Teaching our primary students about God’s covenants

In Term 2, Pastor Josh and I, together with the Primary Bible Study Groups, set out to discover what a covenant was. We learned it is a form of commitment or agreement between two parties and God made lots of them.   Through the creation story, God’s desire to live in a relationship with Adam and Eve
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3 ways you can remember God these holidays!

Who’s over ironing school uniforms, preparing packed lunches, getting the kids out the door on time with both shoes on, somehow managing the after-school traffic without flipping your lid? All of these things are what you might love to leave behind you when the school holidays come around. The stress of getting homework and assignments
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Hope

What are you hoping for? A better job? A relationship? Perfect children? A  financial windfall? We often use the term “hope” to refer to pipe dreams or wishful thinking, but when we do this we miss what true “hope” is. The dictionary defines hope as “a wish or desire supported by some confidence of its
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