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Reflections on a year in Tonga

Rev. Dr Alan and Mrs Judy Morrison spent a year in Tonga from July 2006 to July 2007. Here are Mrs Morrison’s reflections on their time there. The hour was late but the airport was alive with people – men, women and children moving, talking, laughing, looking – and everywhere the handshakes and hugs of meeting and greeting. Our pale ...

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The irresistible Jesus

Moderator’s Message February 2008 My first conscious memory of Jesus being an important part of my life comes from age seven. The image relating to that memory is still vivid. My father and I, as we regularly did on a Sunday afternoon, were visiting my grandmother and aunty. My aunty and I were at the piano singing: Jesus loves me, ...

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From the editor – February 2008

Much of this issue of Journey is devoted to examining the Gospels and what Jesus said, and might not have said. All good and interesting stuff, but I kind of like the little craze that spread around the world last decade called “What Would Jesus Do” (WWJD). Of course there is a very tacky side to it all with not ...

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Journey Asks Andrew Gillies: How did your faith sustain you in the Christmas after your loss?

Christmas is usually portrayed as a happy family time but for those who have lost loved ones, particularly in the year leading up to the celebrations, it can be a difficult time. This month Journey asked three readers, “How did your faith sustain you in the Christmas after your loss?” Christmas has always been a wonderful time of celebration for ...

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From Black to White – Experiencing the ‘Black Hole’

Janet Jones knows depression as a darkness. She is on a journey into wholeness and wellbeing along with her church congregation, Christ’s other travelling companions! Each has their own need and often need the support of others in that need. Black is not the absence of colour; black is formed when all colour and light is held and none is ...

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Journey Asks Anna Mulcahy – How did your Schoolies experience connect with your faith?

Most young Queenslanders have what is known as a “Schoolies” adventure in the weeks immediately following the completion of Year 12 at high school. This month Journey asked three young women who had very different Schoolies experiences how their Christian faith connected with that event. Anna Mulcahy Anna spent Schoolies at the Gold Coast with friends. Having been brought up ...

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Journey Asks Josie Nottle – How did your Schoolies experience connect with your faith?

Most young Queenslanders have what is known as a “Schoolies” adventure in the weeks immediately following the completion of Year 12 at high school. This month Journey asked three young women who had very different Schoolies experiences how their Christian faith connected with that event. Josie Nottle Josie went to a Scripture Union (SU) Schoolies camp on the Sunshine Coast. ...

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Journey Asks Jill Prideaux – How did your Schoolies experience connect with your faith?

Most young Queenslanders have what is known as a “Schoolies” adventure in the weeks immediately following the completion of Year 12 at high school. This month Journey asked three young women who had very different Schoolies experiences how their Christian faith connected with that event.Jill Prideaux Jill went on the first Uniting Church Queensland Synod Fiji Schoolies trip. On the ...

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