Keeping my eyes on you, keeping my eyes on what you do, keeping my eyes on you.

1. Watching the way you smile, watching the way you cry,
watching the way you give yourself, watching the way you die.

2. Sailing out on the lake, terrified in the storm,
seeing you walk upon the waves, knowing you bring the dawn.

3. Long ago words come true,
here you are still today;
bringing us hope and life and peace, meeting us on our way.

1982. Martin Luther described the human condition of sin with the Latin phrase 'incurvatus se' - 'curved in on oneself'. When Jesus says "Follow me!" he asks us to turn out from ourselves, to put our focus on him, and so be free of sin. The essential freedom that Jesus gives us is the freedom from our selves, looking out and serving others' interests, not our own.

ALWS 5/10/23

To say I've been inactive on my website is a serious understatement! I've written nothing here since early 2021. 

So, does this mean the world has stopped for us, that nothing is happening?
A major event for us in 2022 was moving house in October. We had been in Modbury Heights since July 1993.Now we're back in Klemzig.

In May we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.
Since then we have visited Box Hill & Loxton with Jonathan & Julie Krause as part of the Asante presentations, promoting the cause of ALWS. Still to come this year are Asante events in Toowoomba & Rochedale (Nov 26 & 27) and Perth (Dec 10)

Looking forward to seeing many people on these occasions.