Kangaroos and a poem for Mother’s Day 2019

He will cover you with his feathers.He will shelter you with his wings.His faithful promises are your armor and protection.(Psalm 91:4 NLT) Happy Mother’s Day One of the great joys of our daily lives here is the kangaroos. Over the past eighteen months we have grown to know and understand their rhythms. We recognise individuals,… More Kangaroos and a poem for Mother’s Day 2019

April News

(Deb and Jonah checking Psalms) Download PDF: Scotts’ News April 2018 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8 NRSV) Did you know that in Psalm 40:8, the word translated as ‘heart’ in English is actually ‘bowels’ in the Hebrew language? We have a word for… More April News

G.K. Chesterton, Napoleon of Notting Hill (Graham)

On my recent trip to Indonesia, I took an old friend, G.K. Chesterton with me. And he served me very well – good company with a coffee waiting for flights, amusement and wonder for flights, and a peaceful escape after long days of meetings. Napoleon of Notting Hill was Chesterton’s first published novel (1904). The setting… More G.K. Chesterton, Napoleon of Notting Hill (Graham)

March News

PDF Scotts’ News March 2018 ‘The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.’ (Psalm 23:1 NLT) When we first joined Wycliffe 17 years ago, we had no idea that we would end up in Kangaroo Ground. We thought we would be living in a remote community working alongside a marginalized people group… More March News

Bill Gammage, The Biggest Estate: How Aborigines Made Australia (Graham)

Bill Gammage’s book, The Biggest Estate: How Aborigines Made Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2012) radically changed how I see and understand the Australian natural landscape as well as my understanding of Australian history. Gammage shares of a number of early European landscape paintings of the Australian bush and matches it with written descriptions of the… More Bill Gammage, The Biggest Estate: How Aborigines Made Australia (Graham)

Miroslav Volf, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World (Graham)

What do we do with our hurt and especially our memories of hurt and pain? ‘The End of Memory’ by Miroslav Volf has been a pivotal read for my own processing, and has continued to inform how I think, share, and pray about forgiveness. One of my favourite quotes from the book is, “being in… More Miroslav Volf, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World (Graham)