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A night to remember

A night to remember

I’d been babysitting until almost midnight on Saturday evening, so it was already a late night. I dived straight into bed and was fast asleep almost as soon as my head hit the pillow. I was deeply immersed in some crazy dream when the radio alarm went off. I was sleeping so heavily that it took me a few seconds to realise that the crazy, squawking voices on the radio weren’t actually part of my dream. Opening my eyes reluctantly, I saw that it was 2.25 am. Time to get up!

Choices for our children

Choices for our children

Holding a baby just four or five hours after he has been born, as I did this week when I met my grandson for the first time, is a breathtaking experience. He was sleeping serenely unaware of what lies ahead for him.
Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

You know how when you’re about to face the music — an exam, a job interview, a performance — you get butterflies in the stomach, metaphorically speaking? You’re filled with apprehension. Will I give a good enough account of myself or will I blow it? Am I even capable of passing the exam or getting the job or singing that song?
The power of community

The power of community

What a start to the year. Floods, cyclones, fires. And just when you think the worst is over, another disaster strikes.

The spirit of giving

The spirit of giving

Three Baha’i families in our community hold regular devotional meetings including a monthly “Tranquillity Zone”, which my wife and I hold in our home.
Celebrations on both sides of Australia

Celebrations on both sides of Australia

One of the biggest celebrations on the Baha’i calendar is the Birthday of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Faith, who was born on November 12, 1817.
A Stronger Neighbourhood

A Stronger Neighbourhood

Every second year our local community of about 40 Baha’is (adults, youth and children) hosts an informal dinner for members of the local town council at one of our homes.