Palm Sunday

This morning as I attended Church at Belgrave South Baptist Pastor Andrew shared the story of Palm Sunday. As I pondered this very special part of the Easter story I thought ‘how would I relate that to now?’ PREDICTION Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in […]

Getting it right

The way we treat those closest to us is important. Our spouses, children and other family members usually experience the worst of our behaviour when we are feeling unwell or under pressure. One of the things I am most aware of at present in my life is how […]


I always remember when I was a Soldier of The Salvation Army, Kilkenny Corps in Adelaide, the Corps Officer used to always ask me are you R.F.A. (Ready For Anything). Something that has remained with me all the days of my recovery. Living the life God has planned […]

God expresses Himself through music.

Thank you Paul Colman. After the worst night in years I got on the train, iPod in ears and listened to your music. Four songs helped put my life back in perspective. I owe it all. Remembering where you started encourages you to move on. The One Thing. […]

Where is God in your life?

I want to tell you briefly about a friend of mine, who is now in Heaven and making God laugh. A funny bloke from Glasgow. His name is Peter. He took me under his wing early in my recovery and taught me what it meant to ‘follow Jesus’. […]

Rely on God

Matthew 7:7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 1. Realise you need help. 2. Expect God to change your life when you ask Him to. […]

Self- examination

Since coming to recovery one of the things I do religiously is take time to self-examine. My motives, my attitudes, my actions etc. I heard a quote back in July of 2010 which said ‘If your output exceeds your input your upkeep will be your downfall’ Many of […]


As we continue in recovery and learn to trust God He opens doors for us creating opportunity to enhance our experience and lifestyle. In 1991 whilst I was the Assistant Manager of Red Shield Industries in Adelaide, South Australia the Salvation Army conducted National Alcohol Awareness week. Richard […]

The Power of God’s love

I have been going through some old papers, of messages and testimonies I have delivered since coming to recovery. One was a time during a ‘Spiritual Campaign’ at Eden Park in Wistow, South Australia (the Bridge Program rehab where I obtained sobriety and became a Christian) The topic […]