Morning Prayer + Pancakes

This morning we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by having pancakes after morning prayer. I also wanted to incorporate the ‘why’ of Shrove Tuesday into the service. At the beginning of Morning Prayer we remember a Saint, Hero or Holy Day and at the end we have a prayer about their life or a prayer they wrote. […]

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Community of St Anselm – Two Weeks In

This article first appeared online in the The Melbourne Anglican, September 29 2015 as well as the October 2015 print edition. Before moving to Lambeth Palace, I had been taking a six month break after a decade of study. In that time I worked two days a week as an office administrator for a church, […]

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2017 Goals – Reading Challenge

Tim Challies & Visual Theology have put together a Reading Challenge for the 2nd year in a row. It challenges not only the amount of books but also the breadth. I’m aiming to do the Obsessed list over two years. At the end of each month I’ll do a short description of the 4 books […]

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2017 Goals – Bible in One Year

In December I went on a search for Bible reading plans that had 3 readings a day and could be incorporated into Morning Prayer, which we host. I came across Bible in One Year produced by Alpha, and it’s a game change as it offers a short commentary / devotional to guide you through the […]

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Advent Devotionals 2016

In our home we have Morning Prayer twice a week, which includes a short devotional after the scripture reading. Although I came across several great advent resources, I decided to go with Christianity Today (now sold out!) as it was only $1 a copy and it meant I could hand them out at church also. […]

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Compass: Poem & Artwork

Our new home has a lot of white walls and it looks a bit like an empty art gallery at the moment. This is one of the first artworks to go up. A poemΒ my Nana wrote for my 21st birthday and turned into a calligraphy piece by my sister Rebecca. Poem by Pat Green Now […]

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Virtue Reborn, in Sully

A few weeks ago I began reading ‘You are What you Love’ by James K.A. Smith. It is about the spiritual power of habit, as the subtitle goes. A significant point he makes is about the acquisition of virtues – that it takes practice. Such moral, kingdom-reflecting dispositions are inscribed into your character through rhythms […]

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