Words from the streets of Kings Cross and Bondi Beach
About Jon Owen
I am the Pastor and CEO of Wayside Chapel. I write with my heart wide open and my eyes looking at life. I am a philosopher, a dreamer, a tower of weakness, a leader and a follower, a husband and a father and I hope to give you a flavour of life by the wayside.
Dear Inner Circle, No sooner had I neared the entrance of Wayside than I was besieged with requests, but one stood distinct from the rest.
Dear Inner Circle, First, a moment of pure, heartfelt gratitude for you. As the seasons change and we’re emerging from the excitement of the City2Surf
Dear Inner Circle, The week began with loud cheers as the chapel buzzed with excitement, cheering our Matildas to victory, amidst a sea of green
Dear Inner Circle, A couple of stories capture the essence of human connection. Recently, two young children were in the park. One of the kids
Dear Inner Circle, Many years ago, my wife Lisa and I found ourselves in a season where we were taking a lot of young people
Dear Inner Circle, Sadly, there seem to be a spate of funerals and memorials to organise these days. They seem to come in runs. A
Dear Inner Circle, The heart of nearly every parent is easily broken. No book in the world warns you that a little piece of your
Dear Inner Circle, A Wayside team member was deep in conversation last week when, in more a statement of fact rather than a plea of
Dear Inner Circle, There are a lot of late nights at this time of year, when the burdens of my predecessors weigh upon me a
Dear Inner Circle, Kindness is all in the eyes. There’s a gentle man with whom I trade terrible jokes on a weekly basis. Months ago,