Drinking Unicorn Blood

“…it is a monstrous thing, to slay a Unicorn. Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain, would commit such a crime. The blood of a Unicorn will keep you alive, even if you are an inch from death, but at a terrible price. You have slain something pure and defenceless to save yourself, … Continue reading

Expensive Trousers???

I begin by making an apology – I am about to ruin a worship song for you. Quite a few years ago a Pastor/friend told us how he had never liked the song “As the Deer Pants”, my wife and I made the mistake of asking him why. Whenever he sang the song he could … Continue reading

Platform Nine and Three Quarters

Hi again  – Time to continue with the Harry Potter theme. Previously we named “He who must not be named” as the law. This is potentially misleading because we have other enemies……and also because the law is not all bad – think of it like this – as you know we live at Privett Drive … Continue reading

What makes a good photograph?

Photography is a great hobby. When you first start out and begin to critique your own work you ask questions like “Is this photo any good?”  It is important to recognize that there is two levels in photography. Level 1 Every photo a photographer takes is a good photo. For the person taking the photo … Continue reading

He Who Must Not Be Named

I sit here at the keyboard once again with writers block. I had a vague idea of what I was going to write and I thought it would get clearer as time progressed. Well guess what….time has progressed and it hasn’t. I kinda promised I would name our enemy. I think I may as well … Continue reading

No Mudblood – Purity of Gender

Voldemort had a Muggle Father, this made him a mudblood. It is curious that his fury was directed at Muggles and Wizards that dared to defile pure blood. No Mudblood (Part 2) I remember a child being asked whether someone was a girl or a boy. The “someone” in question was a boy with long … Continue reading

No Mudblood – Purity of Religion

The enemy in the Harry Potter stories is a character called “Voldermort” or “He who must not be named”. Harry wasn’t scared to name him and neither should we be. My intention is to compare one characteristic of Voldermort with what I see in our world and then finally do the unthinkable and name the … Continue reading

The Exciting Life – Harry Potter

The adventures of Harry Potter await all of us. The wonders of Diagon Alley and Hogwarts, the friendship of Hagrid and the new life away from the dreary broom closet! I was brought up a Christian and  in my teen years I learned about the “priesthood of all believers”. I was encouraged to believe that … Continue reading

For God so Loved the World

There is a fine line between beauty and ugly. Australia is ugly. I could imagine a tourist coming to Australia and driving from one end to the other and going home and spreading the word – Australia is ugly. I could also imagine myself grabbing this aforementioned tourist around the neck and telling him that … Continue reading

More Owls!

It’s the morning of the first day of the year, most of you are probably still asleep as I write this…….I’ll tap the keys lightly so as not to wake you, although if you have a hangover – NO SYMPATHY – sorry that wasn’t very nice. It took me many years to figure out that … Continue reading