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Russian Shoemaker

To end off the year I would like to tell you a story. It is not really my story, but a very old Eastern story about a very poor Russian shoemaker.

It was the night before Christmas, he was feeling very sorry for himself, his wife had died, his . . . → Read More: Russian Shoemaker

You Can Make It To The Top

This week I was reading an article commemorating the first successful ascent to the top of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29 May, 1953. It was a story of courage, determination, perseverance and teamwork, success against the forces of nature to reach the top of the world. . . . → Read More: You Can Make It To The Top

RAAF Wagga Street Names

This week while talking to the Base WOD, (Warrant Officer Disciplinary), I was presented with a list of who the streets of RAAF Base Wagga were named after. Did you know they were all named after pilots who were awarded a Victoria Cross? Some of them are well known like Pilot Officer . . . → Read More: RAAF Wagga Street Names

Armistice Day

“At 11am on 11 November, 1918, the guns of the western front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them in the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of . . . → Read More: Armistice Day

Narrative Therapy

When I first became a Chaplain I did not know that part of my role was to provide “narrative therapy”. I do this in many shapes and forms but the basis of this therapy is telling stories. Yes, I enjoy telling stories, but there is always a purpose, a real life application. . . . → Read More: Narrative Therapy