Open Our Eyes

Posted by Jenny on May 17, 2015 in Snapshot, Snippets, View Point

I wrote this poem about a month ago – when some politicians in Europe were calling for a ’stop the boats’ policy like Australia’s of huge numbers refugees dying at sea after fleeing among other things the ravages of ISIS. Thankfully, Europe rejected the idea of turning refugees back to the killing fields. Now, it [...]

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Reflecting on Friendship

Posted by Jenny on Jul 11, 2014 in View Point

Last week I had to the opportunity to reflect on friendship as a guest on Michelle Denis Evans’ blog. Michelle is the author of Spiralling Out of Control, Spiralling Out of the Shadow and Life Reflections.
Friendship Across the Years
I didn’t come easily to making friends.
This verse in my poem ‘A Long Time Ago’ captures something [...]

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Building on Bedrock

Posted by Jenny on Nov 21, 2011 in View Point

In 2011, a great many Australians have faced the full force of nature’s fury and many are still picking up the pieces. Across this normally dry continent we have faced searing fires (in the west) and (in east) incessant rain, raging floods, summer storms and powerful cyclonic winds. It was not so long ago that [...]

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The Reason for the Season?

Posted by Jenny on Jan 8, 2011 in Christmas, View Point

In the midst of the commercialised bedlam during the Christmas Season (and its aftermath), Christians seek to remind their neighbours and societies of what they claim to be the reason Christmas is celebrated in Western countries.  They urge people to rediscover “the true meaning of Christmas”, to put “Christ back into Christmas” and to remember [...]

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