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Believe it or not, Easter celebrates a man who died a criminal’s death and became the foundation for what are commonly called ‘Australian Values’. When I was a young boy, visiting my grandmother in Edinburgh, Scotland, she used to tease me by saying, “You and your family are descended from convicts.” I deeply resented her… Read More

Editors Note: It is not often I include a guest post on the Justaman blog but Tony Palombi is a great man with a great story and a great family. He shares the pain of growing up in a broken home and the hope within him. Divorce hurts our children. Lets not go there! My… Read More

The Joy of The Journey

Recently we attended the birthday of our nine year old twin granddaughters. Family members gathered from east and west. The party atmosphere, with the presence of other young children, was very much a controlled but happy riot. The new trampoline in the back yard added to the festivities.  Interestingly my son and his twin girls… Read More

Love DNA

We have just celebrated the greatest event in human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ split time in two in more ways than one.  BC and AD and have been a measure of history for almost two thousand years.  We also have the old and new Testaments, not to mention the fact that… Read More

Best Day of the Year

Everyone has their best day of the year. For me it is Christmas which is the day this newsletter comes out - Sunday 25th December 2016. The reason that this is the best day for me is simple. Christmas Day is a time when family collides with Christ in the best possible way. Family and… Read More

Charles Dickens words could well apply to Christmas for many people here in Australia.  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…  it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.” From my point of view Christmas is one of the best times of the year. Christmas is… Read More

Easter Family Holy-Days

Henry Youngman, a comedian who was known as 'King of the One Liners' once said, "I was an atheist for a while but I gave it up, no holy-days." Such a one liner about holy-days sums up the subject of this week's Dads4Kids newsletter - Easter Family Holidays. Most of us celebrate Easter holidays but… Read More

Wise Men and Sages

Last week I wrote about the stages of the masculine journey. John Eldredge released his book, 'The Way of the Wild at Heart - a map for the masculine journey' in 2006 and it will go down in history as a must have book about manhood just like "Iron John." The “Way of the Wild… Read More

Christmas Joy

Christmas is a great time of the year for our families and particularly for our children. I remember as a ten year old boy, the year seemed to last forever before Christmas arrived. The lead up to Christmas went excruciatingly slow. Psychologists acknowledge that time does go quicker as you age. For me, the big… Read More

Repentance is greatly under valued in the modern church world. Identificational repentance even more so and yet repentance was the message that laid the foundation for the operation of the power of God in the New Testament. The message of John the Baptist was "repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand."Jesus message was… Read More