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User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 17, 2017 8:17 AM (UTC)
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User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 16, 2017 6:19 AM (UTC)
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Heading home from a day in the office together. Xavi thinks I have a fun job.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 8, 2017 12:47 AM (UTC)
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This crunchy caramel muffin was delicious and the brand spanking new cold brew hit the spot.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 7, 2017 9:45 PM (UTC)
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Breakfast in bed for the birthday girl. We're really #thankful for @rjcampbell here's the list the kids came up with:
1. That she helps us.
2. Sneaky kisses.
3. Cuddles in bed.
4. Playing in the garden.
5. Lots of jokes.
6. That she loves us.
7. That she works hard to make things nice for us.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 5, 2017 8:00 AM (UTC)
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Last week we bought seven (adult) guppies; we lost four in the first week. But when I checked the tank last night to see if any more had gone down... I discovered we'd managed to get through the week with no net loss. We had four fish babies.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 3, 2017 10:27 PM (UTC)
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So I played some indoor soccer this week and this isn't even my best bruise. Maybe it's time for some elbow pads... or retirement.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 2, 2017 1:15 PM (UTC)
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When we kicked off a church in South Bank almost four years ago we were keen to see our church connecting well with the community, and our sense for what that looked like was shaped by a desire to love those at the margins of our part of Brisbane. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so we've been volunteering and partnering with Micah Projects since we kicked off; in various ways including working bees, pop up markets, the Hope St Cafes, abd community meals, particularly around Common Ground, a tower of apartments they helped launch that operates with this brilliant ethos (that seems to run through everything Micah does). I love the idea of 'Common ground' as a name and as a strategy for being good neighbours in our community.
Anyway. Tonight this rooftop — the top of Common Ground (which has uncommonly good views) — hosted a Creek Road South Bank growth group for the first time because a group member who lives in Common Ground, invited her group to her place. She is such an encouragement to me, especially in her excitement and enthusiasm, so is her Growth Group, and it's nice to see connections to the community taking root; even if this sort of thing can take almost four years. I'm blown away by little pictures of answered prayer, and the people and stories God is bringing into the life of our little church community. I'm also blown away, in an ongoing way, by the vision that the Micah Projects team has for connection and community and inspired by partnering with them.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Nov 1, 2017 10:37 PM (UTC)
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When our big two are attacking each other we make them hug it out. There's been a bit of hugging amidst our cabin fever this week.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 31, 2017 9:20 PM (UTC)
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When your family has gastro the second last thing you want to discover when you get out of bed is that two of your kids have polished off a block and a half of dark cooking chocolate. The last thing you want to discover, in a wave of chocolate, is that your third child finally has gastro.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 29, 2017 7:11 AM (UTC)
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User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 29, 2017 7:03 AM (UTC)
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When you're a ballerina the world is a stage.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 22, 2017 5:27 AM (UTC)
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It was a beautiful privilege to hear Renee's story of coming to love Jesus this morning and to baptise her two boys Ryley and Nate. She shared how five years ago she'd have laughed if anybody had told her she'd be standing in a church making a public declaration about trusting Jesus because 'I was always told that God hates gay people'. She shared about a life looking for meaning and connection but not finding it in the places she looked.

Two years ago Nate was born super premature and in the ups and downs of his miraculous survival she met Ali, who is standing with her on stage. Ali lives in New South Wales, she had premmie twins, and bonded with Renee through the experience. Ali loved Renee unconditionally, she prayed for her, shared hospitality with her, and gave her Christian songs to listen to when Renee was struggling. Basically Ali showed Jesus' love to Renee and became part of her family. It's our church's joy to be an even bigger part of Renee, Ryley and Nate's family and to promise to be part of loving them like Jesus. “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:12-13‬ ‭
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 22, 2017 4:50 AM (UTC)
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First Sunday in our new venue. Baptisms; great time digging into 1 Corinthians; sharing the Lord's Supper and then lunch together in the parklands. #lovemychurch
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 19, 2017 1:09 AM (UTC)
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NEW VENUE

After three and a half years of our church meeting in the Queensland Theatre we're making a temporary shift to Opera Queensland (in the Conservatorium building) while the Theatre is renovated. We kick off here this Sunday at 10:30 and we're looking forward to meeting in the heart of South Bank.

If you've sometimes thought 'I should check out church some time' but you've been worried that it's like walking into someone else's home or a place everyone else belongs but you... this week's a good one to come along.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:41 AM (UTC)
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This morning Xavi was really upset because he wanted to 'make something for daddy'... he had a very clear picture of what he wanted to make me. A Daredevil mask. So Robyn helped him put together this bad boy. It just needs some red paint!
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Oct 6, 2017 8:14 AM (UTC)
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Apparently this is what 'being better' feels like. Can't wait to not feel sick.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Sep 27, 2017 4:58 AM (UTC)
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Kid free time was nice, but there's a special sort of joy I got watching Xavi, 4, be a horse for Ellie, 2.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Sep 26, 2017 6:41 AM (UTC)
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User Image nmcampbell Posted: Sep 26, 2017 4:11 AM (UTC)
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Farewell Tasmania and your 10 degree spring days. It's been fun. Hello 30 degree summer in Queensland.
User Image nmcampbell Posted: Sep 25, 2017 7:53 AM (UTC)
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I read a lot of kids books. I've noticed two recent trends that were cool when they weren't trends but now are a bit lame.

1. Books that break the 4th wall. The characters know they are in a book. This was mind blowing when Jostein Gaarder did it to teach philosophy (as a twist), and in early works like We Are In A Book.

2. Books where the message of the book is that kids books are good for teaching us to have an imagination. I reckon this is more to tell parents why reading to their kids is a good thing to do; cause when it comes to kids I think 'show, don't tell' probably works better here.

So I propose one book to rule them all; a book where the characters know they are in a book and use knowing they are in a book to teach the readers to have an imagination; then can we get back to fun stories?