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Fundraising pitfalls: money

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Continuing our series on missionaries up the front of church, one of the complicating factors is fundraising. Money is often a difficult area for Australians to talk about. It’s something Arthur and I gave some thought to while we were fundraising (shameless plug, more info at our financial partnership page!). But […]

Some advice from Dr Seuss

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Elliot was given a collection of Dr Seuss books for Christmas. I chose, Oh the places you’ll go! to read to him first because it seemed appropriate for a Third Culture Kid. As it turned out, I found it pertinent to myself too. Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off […]

Revisiting weakness

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A few years ago, I wrote a series for this blog on weakness. I was coming at it from feeling reasonably competent in the tasks given to me and trying to work out if that was OK. My question wasn’t about whether I was competent enough to do what God […]

Cross-cultural servanthood prayers

As preparation for St Andrew’s Hall, where we will spend five months preparing with CMS for our move to Tanzania, I’m reading Duane Elmer’s Cross Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. It’s a challenging read, not because it’s stuff I don’t know but because there are so many […]

Tamie’s break

We’re heading back to Adelaide for Dec-Jan. I’m excited about seeing Arthur’s brother get married; Christmas; being there for my littlest sister when she gets married; preaching at our home church; writing talks for Grace Conference; CMS Summer Encounter; and celebrating our birthday with Red Twin before her big move! With […]

‘Be not do’

“Mission is all about going, very little about doing and everything about being.” Naomi Reed spoke on this quote at CMS SA’s Summer Encounter in January this year. For the last 10 months, it’s been rolling around in my head and I re-listened to her talk on this last week.