Christina and I continue our conversation from last week. She said after the interview that she wanted to be clear that having a large family is a lot of hard work. We talk children, male and female roles, God’s provision, and diversity. I’ve put a couple of links below for the things we talked about and I’ve also included the NaNoWriMo website, and my blog website in case anyone wants to know what I was talking about in the introduction.
Christina and I had a wonderful conversation about hospitality, art and music. She and her family show hospitality in various ways to backpackers who are working in the orchards in the Huon Valley. She is a harpist and composer and shares her faith through her music, and she also supports visual artists to share their work and their art through the Pilgrim Artists Festival.
Celeste has travelled a few places in response to God’s call on her life. A few years ago she came from Argentina to Tasmania, and now she is in England. She talks about depending on God, about stepping out in faith, and about God knowing our needs before we ask them.
William Temple said, ‘When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t.’
Celeste also mentioned Luke 4: 24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “No prophet is accepted in his hometown.”
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be on the other side of the dentist’s chair? Why a dentist would go into that job of sticking their hands into people’s mouths? We talk to Michelle, a dentist who owns her own practice, and we find out what drives her, what joys she finds in her work and in the Lord.
Michelle talks about Craig Groeschel, and you can find more about him here:
The two books on prayer that I mentioned are:
Kneeling with Giants
and A Year of Living Prayerfully
Annette and I talk about nature and how that has spoken to her. We also discuss how she writes books in terms of time-management and also what she draws from to write the books she writes. We also look at her philosophy of education and how and why she homeschools. Annette reminds us of the goodness of Christian life.
A Distant Prospect and By Violence Unavenged can be bought at the following link:
The ‘big walk’ Anette talks about is the Overland track.
1 Corinthians 13:1–3
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Professor Matt King is an award-winning scientist in the area of geodesy and geophysics. We talk about what that is, about how he lives as a Christian in the university environment, and how he balances work, home life, and ministry.