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Online Magazine: Edition 70

Summer (Dec-Feb) 2021/22

Welcome to the Seventieth Edition of the Online Magazine of the Thornleigh Seventh-day Adventist Church.



I don't know about you, but I am finding the everchanging Covid restrictions quite hard to keep up with and sometimes quite challenging to interpret.  

You will find lots of posts on social media criticising people for making, what they consider to be, non-essential trips or purchases during Covid restrictions.  Obviously, no one objects to people buying food or medical supplies, but there are many more things that are open to interpretation and judgement, as is always the case on social media. 

I saw a post of facebook, some time ago, that took quite a different stance that I though was quite sensible.  Wouldn't you know it though, when you try and find it again you never can.  So here is my rough memory of the gist of it. 

Please be kind on social media during Covid restrictions

Everyone has different Covid circumstances, and everyone handles the associated stress differently.  Whilst I am not advocating engaging in irresponsible behaviour or breaking Covid restriction rules, may I suggest that it is not for us to judge the personal circumstances of others. 

The bible does not give us specific Covid advice, but it certainly gives us good advice regarding judging others.

What a difference place social media would be if we applied this advice to our posts.

In this Edition

Pastor's Piece - A Resurgence of Hope - Pr. Mark Baines

In this edition, Pr. Mark Baines writes about the need for a resurgence of hope.

Meet Helen Hall: Order of Australia medal awardee - Nathan Brown (writing for "Signs of the Times)

Nathan Brown looks at the life-work of a remarkable Australian who has dedicated a large portion of her life to the establishment of educational facilities in Thailand.

Book Review - "On Eagles Wings" Author Col Stringer - by our Resident Book Reviewer.

It is with pleasure that we are introducing a new regular column to our on-line magazine in this issue.  The first book to be reviewed by our resident book reviewer is "On Eagles Wings" by col Stringer.

Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes - Erica Green

Our recipe column for this edition includes a selection of vegan salads that would be suitable for any Christmas table.

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