inspired

What does it really mean to be inspired? Is it to be motivated or encouraged? Perhaps it means to be prompted into action when we read about our fellow humans and their moments of bravery, miracles and leaps of faith. The mundane can be profound when you scratch the surface. Welcome Ponderer, prepared to be inspired.

The Architect of Awesome And The Order of The Teaspoon

When Ronni Kahn walks into a room, you know it. It isn’t just because she is dressed in powerful layered shades of honey, laguna and mustard, her signature colour is yellow. She has a presence. We ponder with Ronni about Oz Harvest and her book…

Little Shape Changer Blog Ponderings Australia

The Case of The Exploding Brain

Would you like an after dinner mint with your Taboo topic?

Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness Part Two

There is nothing I like more than meeting a person who surprises you with a character that is refreshing and far from mundane.   This interview...

Connection, Crisis and Corona

words by Fr Rod Bower Thoughts and prayers have got a lot of bad press of late. The term has been hijacked and used to characterise inaction when...
Little Shape Changer Blog Ponderings Australia

The Case of The Exploding Brain

Would you like an after dinner mint with your Taboo topic?

Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness Part Two

There is nothing I like more than meeting a person who surprises you with a character that is refreshing and far from mundane.   This interview...

Four Points to Ponder from Netflix Documentary: Miss Americana

Taylor Swift's new documentary Miss Americana aired on Netflix this year. It is vulnerable, raw and just a little more than surprising.  Coming from...

Ponderings Whilst Peeling Potatoes

A week from today, I go in for surgery. I have to admit there have been a few times I have felt like a cow being loaded up the infamous race to the abattoirs… whats really behind that door? Hmmm. The funny thing is in all these life stopping moments, that in fact does not stop, it continues. Clothes need to be washed, and the potatoes need to be peeled.

Zen of the Hidden Sock

What a surreal week this has been. The messages we have received have been like messages-in-a-bottle of poignant hope and prayers bumping pleasantly...

Choices of a Polygon

You have days that plonk themselves on you like a big fat lardy icky stink. Days where it can be hard to whistle and smile. I had a couple of those...

The Land of Always and Hugs

It’s been a while. I know. I am sorry. I have been going through a bit of a process, a great word -  from Latin processus "a going forward, advance,...

Message in a bottle

Panic, small child panic. The only way it fades is to give my heart over to grace, surrender all and sleep. This is my prescription for a hurting...

Sky Puddles and Cornflakes

The owls are back. It is what started the week off, the gentle Who Who-ing of the owls. Normally I like owls but these owls always turn up just...

Want to Build Treehouse?

I may have mentioned to you before that I had this thing for the Magic Faraway Tree as a kid that verged on madness. I climbed a tree in our street,...

Calling all Polygons…are you ready?

Well hello 2016 you sexy son of a bitch. How are you? Are you surviving? I would like to begin my saying I wish mine had started off with a positive...

You can’t see if your ears aren’t open

I have not written here in a while. The reason for this is transparency. As a friend reminded me the other day; this blog is about truth. I could...

Chronicles of an over- sharer

Last week I took a deep breath and I remembered a story about a bear. It gave me the idea for a series of blogs I shall call: 10 steps to feeling...

A Period Through Time

The design of sanitary period items are made to conceal, discretion please! We don’t want everyone knowing our uterine wall is shedding

Fiona Wood Ponderings Australia Magazine

Prof. Fiona Wood – Pioneer of Positive

It’s not every day you get to chat to an Australian of the Year. Or the head of a large foundation backed by some of the world’s most prestigious...

Non-Toxic Mother’s Day Anyone?

With Mother’s Day approaching the retail catalogs are overflowing with perfumes, scented body wash & lotion packs and scented candles as gift ideas!

Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness

by Kirsten Macdonald For those of you that have followed Ponderings over the last few years, you will know that my preoccupation with faith and the...
Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness Part Two

There is nothing I like more than meeting a person who surprises you with a character that is refreshing and far from mundane.   This interview...

Dear God, it’s me Rod

Oh yes. Take the sexuality debate; it’s a classic example. The modern Bible translates a word as homosexual. It’s not;  you can’t translate that word like that. The whole concept doesn’t exist in the first century. And so people are thumping and turning up on your doorstep with their Bibles open to 1 Corinthians or whatever text they’ve found, and they’ll point and say, look it says ‘Homosexuals.’ And I say, No, it doesn’t!  

The Architect of Awesome And The Order of The Teaspoon

When Ronni Kahn walks into a room, you know it. It isn’t just because she is dressed in powerful layered shades of honey, laguna and mustard, her signature colour is yellow. She has a presence. We ponder with Ronni about Oz Harvest and her book…

A Forecast Of Charisma And Not a Plain Jane In Sightm

words by Kirsten Macdonald Jane Bunn is one very popular lady, with a prime spot as Australia’s beloved weather presenter and a feverish 40,000+...

From Dingley to Disney Magic and a Little Fish Called Nemo – Inspiring Aussie David Green

Home grown Aussie Brian Green pursued a dream, the boy from Dingley made it to the employment of Steve Jobs and is today the technical director of the world’s greatest animation company Pixar, Disney.

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