Allan’s Story

Making Plenty of Gravy

Dear Inner Circle, This week I received a little note of gratitude from a visitor. Usually I would fill the next few paragraphs with my

Unlikely Angels

The very old hands around here will tell you that the most tension filled weeks at Wayside Chapel are the two leading up to Christmas

Farewell to a King

This time of year often lends itself to a retrospective glance at life. It must be all the graduation ceremonies we see that take us

A Letter of Love

Dear Inner Circle, For those of us old enough to remember, the postal service was a precious mode of communication. Receiving an aerogram was met

From the Depths

Dear Inner Circle, Wayside Chapel was, in many ways, born in the gutter. We sprouted from the cracks in the concrete and will only continue

Thin Places

Dear Inner Circle, Most living is “thick”, where we stumble from place to place, meeting to meeting with the assurance that very little real “meeting” is

The Significance of Nothing

Dear Inner Circle, Last weekend I was able to spend two glorious but all too brief days celebrating Diwali with family in Melbourne. There was

Eyes Wide Open

Dear Inner Circle, There’s a bit of a trend that has emerged in reality shows that masquerade as “Love Shows” – where impossibly attractive people

On A High

Dear Inner Circle, Nice is an inadequate word to describe the ability to throw the lights back on inside parts of our buildings that have

From the Inside Out

Dear Inner Circle, Wayside Chapel, in many ways, was born from the inside out. In our earliest days our founders would use the chapel as