Category Archive: Character

On Not Losing Heart

The following message was written during Robert’s time at Tusmore Memorial Uniting Church between 1986 and 1993. Robert experienced a great deal of tragedy and disappointment in his life and career and his… Continue reading

7 Things to Look for in a Partner

We have many choices to make in life: Subjects to study Career to choose Money priorities Values to live by, and The kind of person I would like to spend the rest of… Continue reading

Sudden Bereavement: Experience and Reflection

The following is a presentation written around 1982 as a part of Robert’s theological study, and was written with a view to being of assistance to those wanting to help the bereaved. Robert… Continue reading

Christ’s Positive People

Dr. Jerome Frank is a Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University. He wrote recently about a confession a co-passenger made to him while flying in the days before modern security devices were… Continue reading

Do not let your hearts be anxious.

This sermon was presented to Waikerie Uniting Church, in the late 1980s after Robert returned to Australia from studying in Los Angeles: In some ways I find it quite an emotional experience returning to… Continue reading

Lord of the Battlefield

It is always sad to see football teams and their coaches fighting against each other. We saw it with Port Power and John Cahill, and then Mark Williams… I’m beginning to see a… Continue reading

Patience

Someone once defined patience as being like idling your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. It’s what we always expect of others, if not ourselves. As a sign in a deli… Continue reading

Honourable Truth

Matthew 22: 15-22: 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are… Continue reading

Waiting

Waiting is such a difficult pastime.   Young people can’t wait to grow up. They can’t wait for the school holidays, or for Christmas day. Others can’t wait for pay-day, or holidays, or… Continue reading

The Rich Fool

I have a friend by the name of Chris. He’s a retired defense industries scientist who has written a book about the share-market. He has written two follow up books on similar themes… Continue reading