You've got the strangest ways, ... how can I understand you?

  1. Man say take it, take it, take it, you say give it away.
    Woman say hold it, hold it, hold it, you say let it go.

    You say living starts with dying,
    you say happiness starts with crying, you say rich is poor, and poor is rich, and I never heard you lying.

  2. Man say bigger, he want bigger,
    you come ever so small.
    Woman say stronger, she want stronger, you come ever so weak.
    They were looking for a strong man,
    a hero with a strong hand,
    you came with peace, you came with love, they thought you were the wrong man.

  3. When man say failure, I'm a failure, you say that's my boy.
    When woman say loser, I'm a loser, you say that's my girl.

    You say don't be scared to stumble, you might meet me when you tumble. You say first is last, and last is first, the way with me is humble.

‘God. Version 1.0’ is entirely different to the one we expect to encounter. Reflection on the life of Jesus continually challenges most of what we commonly regard as ‘common’ sense.


Thanks ...

Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
Ray Shillabeer.
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.