I was born and grew up in
Sydney Australia where I worked for many years in the photographic industry before moving to
live in Tasmania in 1994, where I studied computer science at the University of Tasmania in Launceston and
graduated with an honours degree. After graduation I moved to Hobart to live and work in 2001. I have since retired.
Over the years I worshipped the Lord in many protestant evangelical churches,
some mainstream, some Pentecostal.
I am alarmed by the fast demise of the evangelical Christian church, and also the spread and
growth of evil in our western civilization. It is my belief we are at a turning point in world history and
may shortly see an increase in signs pointing to the imminent return of Jesus Christ, as prophesied in the Old and New Testament of the Bible.
It is my aim to share many of the things God has shown me from His Word.
You may agree or disagree with my views; so send in comments if you like. Some of the more constructive comments will be displayed on my pages.
Tasmania – Australia's Picturesque Island State
My home is Tasmania which is Australia's only island state. Positioned
south of Victoria across Bass Strait it experiences more temperate daytime
temperatures than mainland states. Winters can be very cold especially
in the highland lakes districts where snow can fall many times during
the year. Cold spells originate from weather coming from the west or
south where winds from the Antarctic keep temperatures down. Summers
can be occasionally hot but mostly daytime temperatures would rarely
exceed 30 degrees. The west coast has the freshest air and cleanest
rain-water thanks to the Roaring Forties which travel many
thousands of kilometres across the Indian Ocean.
Because of its isolation from mainland Australia it is protected
from many of the pests and diseases affecting fruit orchards and
farm crops. Tasmania's climate suits apple orchards, hops farming
used in the making of beer, and honey production from leatherwood
and other exotic flowering plants. Wheat is grown in the midlands; dairy and
beef production produce the finest meat and creamiest milk. Opium poppies
are grown and harvested in the north-west of the state for the
pharmaceutical industry, potatoes and onions are also grown in the north.
The major population centres are Tasmania's capital city, Hobart,
followed by Launceston, Burnie and Devonport in the north of the state.
Smaller towns are also scattered throughout Tasmania most of which
have historical significance dating back to colonial convict
days. Tasmania is a favourite holiday destination for many mainlanders
seeking a purer lifestyle and clean, rugged environment. Many overseas
tourists also come to Hobart on the frequent cruise ships
entering the Derwent River and birthing at one of Hobart's piers.
Tasmania is also home to some of the world's most exotic animals. The tasmanian devil,
perhaps the most famous, is a marsupial scavenger about the size of a small dog. It is rarely
seen in populated areas but spends most of its time roaming native forests at night looking for food.
Brushtail possums, another marsupial animal, have adapted themselves to living in suburban areas around
towns and cities. Often in pest numbers they take to the eating of plants and fruiting trees in household gardens.
Wallabies, small cousins to kangaroos, also come into suburban housing areas at night looking for food. Other
native animals often seen in tasmania are Echidnas (spiney ant-eaters), blue-tongued lizards, parrots and
poisonous snakes. Tiger snakes, named because of their striped appearance, often venture into populataed areas
during hot weather. They are protected by law so you cannot kill them. A snake catcher will take them away
and release them in the bush.
I live south of Hobart with my wife in a house with a large vegetable
garden in the backyard. Our award-winning house is a solar passive
home designed by a renown, sustainable-house designer. It reduces
heating and electrical usage with its double-glazing and large
north-facing windows. This website was designed and programmed using
experience I developed from years of working for numerous
IT companies and the University of Tasmania.
This website shares my thoughts and
inspirations on the Bible. Hopefully you will find these
challenging and thought-provoking.