Posts from December 2014

Posts from December 2014

Winners and Losers

At the recent end-of-year Awards Night of our local Christian-Parent Controlled School it was a delight to celebrate the completion of another school year and to rejoice with the students as their gifts and labours were acknowledged. For a fleeting moment I questioned the giving of awards. Some students were bedecked with three or even four awards. Other students had to be satisfied with the book that all students were given to mark their transition to the next class in…

Advent time

It’s that season of the year when the Christian church is again making its Christmas preparations by focusing on the coming of Jesus. Last Sunday in church we were reminded that for us today it’s not only about the first coming of Jesus; we are looking today for His second coming. Often during the season of Advent I have found myself thinking, “Yes, but we’ve been looking for that second coming of Jesus for almost 2000 years now.” That’s a…