Good news in hard places
October 16, 2012 | David PettettJessica’s family had to make one of the hardest decisions of their lives.
September 28, 2012 | David PettettIt is always tempting when we encounter someone in emotional pain to offer a solution or advice or to tell them about when something similar happened to us.
September 4, 2012 | David PettettLike many young men who end up in gaol on remand, Phil turned up to chapel one Sunday morning. Like many others he had a question on his mind.
August 10, 2012 | David PettettThe story of a congregation that took a risk and reached out to a family in need. It’s a story of simple Christian love, of dedication and sacrifice.
July 30, 2012 | David PettettGaol didn't cure Armen...
July 13, 2012 | David PettettJohn challenges us in his Gospel to carefully consider who Jesus is and to ask a related question, “Who am I looking for?” A miracle worker or the Christ?
June 21, 2012 | David PettettVisiting Bon Scott’s grave is still on Gary’s bucket list, and heavy rock may always be a favourite, but he has now encountered something far more amazing..
June 8, 2012 | David PettettIt's an occupational hazard for the hospital chaplain. The phone rang at 3 a.m.
May 17, 2012 | David PettettChris is six two, slim build with powerful muscles. He works out a lot and loves boxing. He has been in and out of jail since he was 14.
May 4, 2012 | David PettettIt is often difficult for Christians to grieve. Sometimes the loss is so palpable it is hard to see the Lord’s goodness.
April 13, 2012 | David PettettJessica had been admitted to hospital for self harm. She was only 14.
March 22, 2012 | David PettettA hospital baptism shows just how great God is.
March 9, 2012 | David PettettI had the privilege the other day of going back to Lithgow jail. I left there a year ago after seven years as a prison Chaplain.
February 28, 2012 | David PettettDeena and her siblings were foster children, passed from home to home. The good situations never cancelled out the bad ones.
February 10, 2012 | David PettettI have found it easy to connect with people on the margins of our society. They’re responsive when they’re treated as fellow human beings. But....