Brisbane

A precious death

Six years ago I had a revelation. It was Saturday 29 January 2011. I knew I would be preoccupied the next day, so I decided to do Sunday’s Bible reading on Saturday evening. The set passage was Psalm 116. As I read the psalm, the following words jumped out at me: “Precious in the sight […] Read more…

Willis: A strong, determined man of faith

Willis. It’s not his given name. It’s a name Wei-Chih Lin chose for himself. At University, his English teacher wanted all students to have an English name. Willis searched the internet and a book of English names for one beginning with “W” because his Chinese name begins with “W”. He found “William”, which means “strong, determined”. […] Read more…

My mother, a young woman

This story is a Mother’s Day tribute to my late mother, Evelyn. It is about my mother as a young woman, during the 1930s and 1940s, in the years before I was born. It reveals a lively, courageous and competent young woman. It is a personal story, but one that I hope inspires, challenges and […] Read more…

Barbecue Steak Marinade

In Australia where I live, no matter whether it’s Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, it’s always a great time to share a barbecue meal with family or friends. Like many Australians, my husband and I love barbecues.  We especially enjoy outdoor barbecues.  There is something special about food – especially the steaks – cooked on […] Read more…

Tony’s mango chutney

My husband Tony does not cook.  He says he doesn’t want to cook.  He is happy to let me prepare all our meals; he cleans and washes up afterwards. It’s a good arrangement. It keeps us both happy. However, it is not strictly correct to say that Tony doesn’t cook. There is one thing he loves to […] Read more…

A surprise encounter

Do you believe in coincidences?  Some people say that out-of-the-ordinary unplanned events happen just by chance.  Others say they are due to fate (whatever they mean by that).  I have heard it said that they are “God-incidences”.  What do you think?   In 1946, William Proposch (my father) had a surprise encounter. It was so remarkable […] Read more…