My name is David and I am from Sydney, Australia. I am a teacher and a writer. I love what I do and I love the people I get to do it with. That’s what spurs me on – people, and God.

There’s a saying I’ve heard pertaining to the message of the gospel, that people will attract people to the gospel message and that Jesus will keep them there, wherever it is that people find themselves in the loving embrace of Jesus. I believe that with all my heart, and so I try to build my life around people, meeting them, encouraging them, growing with them. It’s what I aim to do every day as a teacher and it’s what I try to do in everything I write.

This website is a melding of a lot of hard work, thoughts, prayers and hopes. I’ve spent a lot of time pondering what Paul says in Romans 12:1-2 about renewing our minds and about the transformation that is possible if we really focus on what we’re thinking, if we genuinely consider what we’re letting into our minds, what we meditate on each day, and what the outflow of that is. I’ve designed the website around the premise that by reading the true word of God, prose that is beautiful and edifying, that just maybe I can help you in this process of renewal and transformation.

If I am able to do that it is my honour and privilege.


Written Words

Captain of His Ship

Captain of His Ship

“Renew your thoughts. Reclaim your life.” The bark tree just on the other side of my fence, where old Nigel stuck two hands over one night when I had friends over, each holding a slice of white bread in it. “Chop” was all he said. He knew what we were cooking. I gave... read more
The Man with the Ball

The Man with the Ball

“Renew your thoughts. Reclaim your life.” Studying educational leadership recently I came across this quote by Bourdieu:   Nothing is simultaneously freer and more constrained than the action of a good player. He quite naturally materialises at just the place the... read more
Coming into Your Hope

Coming into Your Hope

“Renew your thoughts. Reclaim your life.” If I asked you right now how ‘hopeful’ you were, what would be your answer?   Do you believe in hope? Or are you hope less (without hope)?   The next question I would ask is, ‘to what is your hope attached?  ... read more
One Free Scoop

One Free Scoop

“Renew your thoughts. Reclaim your life.” As I looked at the building behind the crisp blue letters, ‘A N Z’ I noticed the dilapidated façade, paint peeling, a huge spot of mildew or some other kind of blackness – but you wouldn’t notice it if you didn’t peer closely.... read more

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“Renew your thoughts. Reclaim your life.”

David has the special gift of instilling his passion into young people. It is often said that the best teachers are those who teach both from the heart and with the heart; David does just that.

Daniel McInerney

Principal, Casimir Catholic College

David provides breadth and candour in his monthly column. His indelible style engages the reader as the storyteller weaving and cajoling the message of the gospel.

Dr Mark Tronson

Chairman, Well-Being Australia

David’s creative writing inspires his readers to not only see their potential but to also enjoy the journey. He is a wonderfully gifted storyteller!

Murray Scott JP, MAICD

Finance Director


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