Author Archives: George Hawke

About George Hawke

I live in Sydney, Australia

Jesus gives life to the full

There are so many wonderful things in life. The joy of love, family, satisfaction in hard work, the thrill of the race, or the game, admiring the astonishing beauty of nature, the prospect of a new adventure. It is truly a remarkable … Continue reading

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Northern beaches coastal walk

Saturday 10 August 2019 Explore the headlands from Newport to Barrenjoey. Coastal landscape – cliffs and beaches. Transport (mini bus) available from North Ryde (8.45am) and Chatswood (9.00am). Return by 4pm. Leader : George Hawke 0422 659 589 Grade : Medium … Continue reading

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Regular praise and thanksgiving

Kids Camp starts in the Blue Mountains next Sunday. One of the stories that will be told there is the healing of Namaan in 2 Kings 5. Namaan was a commander in the Syrian army who was healed of an … Continue reading

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Sin is not as much fun as you think

Why do we sin? Because it’s a chore – of course not! Actually, we do the wrong thing because it’s fun, satisfying or seems too difficult to resist. Why would we bother if it weren’t any of those things? Lowering … Continue reading

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5 Lands Walk

Walk with Sydney Christian Bushwalkers on 15 June 2019 Sydney Christian Bushwalkers (opens in a new window)  

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Don’t let Christians put you off Jesus

Suppose there’s a man in an Australian country town with a history of shady business practices and fraudulent dealings. He also happens to be a regular church-goer. Many people where he lives know the man to be shonky and would … Continue reading

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Figure eight pools, Royal National Park

Walk with Sydney Christian Bushwalkers on 18 May 2019 Sydney Christian Bushwalkers (opens in a new window)  

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Take a closer look at Easter

If we took a closer look at Easter, what would we find – a chocolate fantasy or important history? In the 8th Century, the English monk, Bede, spoke of how the name of the pagan goddess ‘Eostre’ was used for … Continue reading

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We all need forgiveness

No matter how interested you are in cricket, it’s Australia’s national game. Indeed, when he was Prime Minister, John Howard, reckoned he had the second most important job in the nation after the Australian cricket captain. If that’s true, then … Continue reading

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Obstacles in life

Some of my grandchildren do an Obstacles Course as an after-school activity. And we face many obstacles in life. Today we are looking at the most important obstacles in our lives. These are the ones that come between us and … Continue reading

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