Author Archives: George Hawke

About George Hawke

I live in Sydney, Australia

King size bed

Being a celebrity definitely comes with its perks, one of which is the capacity to make outrageous demands. If Jennifer Lopez travels, she reportedly asks for her hotel rooms to be completely white; everything from the walls, to the furniture, … Continue reading

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Read the Bible through

I supposed I knew my Bible Reading piecemeal, hit and miss, Now a bit of John or Matthew, Now a snatch of Genesis, Certain chapters of Isaiah Certain Psalms (the twenty-third!); Twelfth of Romans, First of Proverbs— Yes, I thought … Continue reading

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Memory loss

Do you ever forget where you put your keys, phone or glasses? Have you ever gone into another room at home and wondered what you went in there for? We all forget some things and forgetfulness can be a normal … Continue reading

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There is no racism in heaven

Bookworm Claudette Colvin had two dreams when she was young. The first was to marry a baseball player. The second was to become President of the United States. Lofty dreams indeed for a teenager from the poor side of town, … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains National Park – Springwood

Walk with Sydney Christian Bushwalkers on 15 August 2020 Sydney Christian Bushwalkers (opens in a new window)

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There is hope

The headline didn’t shout. It didn’t need to. This wasn’t a slow news day. It read, ‘In one week 10% of Australia’s workforce have lost their jobs’. In India, a nation of 1.3 billion people were given four hours notice … Continue reading

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Calming our fears at a time like this

I know there is so much going on out there. Opinions are divided yet there is no shortage of advice on COVID-19. Everyone is speaking. I took a step back to listen to what God might have to say in … Continue reading

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Catherine Hill Bay to Caves Beach

Saturday 4 April 2020 Coastal views from headlands and beaches. Sea caves, rock platforms, and conglomerate rock. Sandy and rocky track. Transport (mini bus) available from North Ryde (8am) and Hornsby (8.25am).  Return by 6pm. Leader : George Hawke 0422 … Continue reading

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Remembering Jesus

At our family Christmas party, my Christmas present was a book titled, “Remembering Bob” (Pieters-Hawke, 2019). It’s a collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke, who was the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) President in 1969-1980 and the … Continue reading

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Unexpected good

It seems cold and unfeeling to make lists of good things in the midst of all this pain – especially while things are fresh and even still happening. But part of making sense of what’s happened and finding meaning in … Continue reading

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