The Tony Moore Drum Collection
The Tony Moore Drum Collection

What do you do when you have a storeroom full of beautiful rare vintage drums that no one can see? You find a big space and share them with the world. This is exactly what drummer and collector, Tony Moore, did when the opportunity arose during the Covid-winter of 2020. The closure of cafés and... » read more

Walk through the open door, before it shuts
Walk through the open door, before it shuts

A friend sent me a video recently by Christa Elisha where she talks about a vision she had of Jesus walking in front of her, but the distance between them grew and he was leaving her behind. This upset me, it really did—not because of anything offensive, but for the urgency for others to know Jesus, which... » read more

Book review: God In Life—“A thing of beauty”
Book review: God In Life—“A thing of beauty”

“A thing of beauty” is how the Christian Today Chief Editor has described the new release Anthology from the writers of Christian Today Australia, God In Life. God In Life: Anthology was released for sale at the beginning of May 2020. It is a collection of inspirational, thought-provoking articles stemming from reflections of everyday experiences and some not-so-everyday... » read more

Book review: God In Life — hope from young columnists of Christian Today Australia
Book review: God In Life — hope from young columnists of Christian Today Australia

As published on Christian Today Australia 21/4/20 https://christiantoday.com.au/news/god-in-life-hope-from-young-columnists-of-christian-today-australia.html Press Service International are pleased to announce a first of its kind publication, ‘God In Life’—an anthology from the columnists of Christian Today Australia and New Zealand. The team behind this remarkable tome are publishers—Tony and Rebecca Moore (Rebecca is a fellow senior writer, Sunshine Coast), and editor—David... » read more

The Rebecca Moore story
The Rebecca Moore story

As published on Christian Today Australia as part of the Senior Writers series http://christiantoday.com.au/news/the-rebecca-moore-story.html I was born in a small country town in Queensland called Murgon, to my lovely parents, Salvation Army Pastors (now retired) Majors Alan and Jenny Peterson. My childhood years were fun and spent largely around the church, piano lessons, books, school,... » read more

Those who hold us up – thoughts on an election campaign
Those who hold us up – thoughts on an election campaign

As published on Christian Today Australia 31st May 2019 https://christiantoday.com.au/news/those-who-hold-us-up-thoughts-on-an-election-campaign.html At the time of writing this, my husband’s Senate campaign has just wrapped up after months of preparation and hard work.  It will be some time (three to four weeks) before we have an idea of results, but I would like to take a moment... » read more

A walk in the rain
A walk in the rain

Published in the Salvation Army Warcry magazine June 9th, 2018 http://www.warcry.org.au/single-post/2018/06/09/A-walk-in-the-rain When one of my daughters was around the age of six, she pushed the limits. One particular little tirade was over nothing memorable, yet she let the household know exactly how she felt. I was watching my husband’s face as we stood aghast at... » read more

Huntsman horror!
Huntsman horror!

My husband is a very intelligent and capable man—but when it comes to spiders, it becomes another thing altogether and intelligence swiftly succumbs to emotion! Many years ago when we were dating, we were driving to the wedding of some good friends of ours. I was working towards sitting for my driver’s licence, so I... » read more

Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships

  A simple brochure was the spark that inspired a teenager to pursue a dream that would take her on an adventure like no other. Standing strong in the waters of distant countries is a tall white ship with blue trims called the Africa Mercy. This ship is a light on the ocean that carries... » read more

Celebrate. A New Year’s resolution
Celebrate. A New Year’s resolution

  New Year, new you, new dreams, goals and resolutions. This season is the time of year that we come together to celebrate Christmas, the hope of new life, and look forward to the year that is to come. For some, the year that has passed has been a great one and we can only... » read more

Set Sail For Schoolies
Set Sail For Schoolies

When my daughter asked me if she could spend Schoolies at the Whitsunday’s on a Scripture Union trip last year, I replied with a resounding, “Yes!” My response was incredibly enthusiastic; I didn’t even stop to think twice about it, because when I heard the words ‘schoolies’ and ‘Scripture Union’ in the same sentence, my... » read more

Ageing Gracefully
Ageing Gracefully

With Senior’s week coming up, I thought I’d spend some time getting to know some of the retired folk who live in our area. I began by taking myself to join an aqua aerobics class. Can I tell you, I had the best time! The ladies from the aqua class had me in stitches. The... » read more

The Lion Within
The Lion Within

As we chatted with the Madden family over the Easter weekend of 2015, none of us had any idea of what was about to take place for them in the following few days. Children’s entertainers, Russ and Helena with their four children, were beginning their ‘Go Frills’ Easter holiday tour through Toowoomba, St George, Roma... » read more

The Dream Team
The Dream Team

Trembling with excitement the athletes nervously walk through the entrance to the Olympic ramp as the name of their beloved country is enthusiastically announced across the microphone. “Australia!” The athletes enter the stadium to a crowd of thousands of waving arms, roaring cheers and ecstatic clapping. Lights in all different colours flash across the stadium.... » read more

Samson’s Greatest Challenge
Samson’s Greatest Challenge

Most parents know the feeling of worry deep down in the pit of your stomach when your child is sick. A temperature on my babies would send me into a flurry and a cough would keep me up during the night praying it wouldn’t turn into a chest infection. For parents Deon and Katrina, a... » read more

Expecting Life
Expecting Life

It was not at all what they expected. Two different families. Two different towns. Two different times. But the one thing they had in common was the news the doctors presented to them, “your child will likely have multiple abnormalities and may live no longer than a couple of hours once born.” Linda was 22... » read more

FIFO
FIFO

With the constant struggle to find employment on the Coast, it seems there is a growing number of families who have husbands and loved ones working in Fly In Fly Out jobs otherwise known as FIFO. FIFO is a means to transport employees to mining or construction sites without having to relocate the families. Many... » read more

For the Love of Coffee
For the Love of Coffee

Since the establishment of the first Buderim coffee farms in the 1870s, which soon became Queensland’s leading coffee growing area by 1911, the Sunshine Coast seems to have had an ongoing love affair with the bitter bean. Over time, however, the farms have slowly disappeared, but not our love for coffee. With each cup improving... » read more

‘Please God, don’t take my daughter’
‘Please God, don’t take my daughter’

In 2007, there were 257 drowning deaths in Australia. On Sunday morning of the 14th January 2007, Ruby Fletcher would have became one of those statistics if it were not for the quick thinking and actions of her father. It was an easy Sunday morning. Darren and Gee had just been to church and were... » read more