Author Archives: George Hawke

About George Hawke

I live in Sydney, Australia

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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Being thankful

Psalm 107 teaches of the need to thank God when we are delivered (saved) from trouble. It praises God for His kindness to his exiled people, beginning with, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures … Continue reading

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Remember me

People want to be remembered. We build monuments and make plaques to remember people. And we name streets and boats after people. We take photos and make videos to help us remember loved ones. It is so easy to forget. … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas!

Racing car drivers and procrastinators want the same drug. It comes from that contradictory cocktail of excitement and terror. Whilst drivers push the physics envelope, procrastinators push the limits of time. As fear of the impending deadline looms, finally adrenaline … Continue reading

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Start life again

So keen was Nicodemus to meet Jesus that he was willing to risk being seen. But he had reason to be afraid. The religious sect known as Pharisees that he belonged to were committed to killing Jesus. Such was their … Continue reading

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Until Jesus comes again

We believe that the most important event in the world’s history is the death of Jesus Christ. At the Lord’s supper we remember why Christ did what He did. In 1 Corinthians Paul describes what happened at the last supper … Continue reading

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