1 Christmas is coming to the city
catalogues are flooding through the post
shop decorations, Christmas Pageants —
how many shopping days to go?

It's Christmas, it's Christmas,
so much is happening we might miss seeing
God as a human being

2 Mary and Joseph and their baby
couldn't find a room in Bethlehem
nothing is different, nothing changes -
is there any room today for them?

3 Out in the paddock angels singing
shepherds were counting more than sheep
they heard the message, they went looking
they didn't get a lot of sleep

4 I like Christmas, I like parties
I like Santa in his sleigh
I like presents but especially
God's Christmas present in the hay

1989. For many years Dorothy and I sang a song or two at the Klemzig Primary School annual carols night. This is the school our children attended, and in 1989 we thought it would be good to have our twin sons, Thom and Jon, play with us, on drums and bass guitar respectively. While trying to think of songs to do with them I imagined a song that would work well - and this was it. And it did!

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.