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, There was a scene out the front of Wayside yesterday that broke my heart. One of our regular visitors came in for
Dear Inner Circle, Close your eyes and picture what you were like at 10. If that’s a little foggy, think about your own children or
Dear Inner Circle, We pride ourselves on being the place where our doors are always open, but this month we prefer to keep them closed. This
Dear Inner Circle, This is the time of year when gratitude for a warm bed can be outweighed by the desire to not leave it.
Dear Inner Circle, The daily train commute to and from Kings Cross provides a fascinating snapshot into the quirks of “train culture”. The trips are
Dear Inner Circle, If where you stand determines what you see, then who you walk with determines what you’ll do and where you’ll end up. One of the
Dear Inner Circle, Nearly 20 years ago Lisa and I set out on our honeymoon and landed in the most unlikely of places to begin
Dear Inner Circle, Even the toughest looking men cry, or should that be “especially the toughest men cry”? An anxious bride makes her way through
Dear Inner Circle, Looking back over the past few weeks this note has covered some heavy ground. Humour is a gift, which can sometimes be earned through
Dear Inner Circle, An excited and eclectic crowd filed into our hall first thing Monday morning. As the place buzzed, I stood in a moment