Welcome to my blog. I’ve been posting my thoughts about life, faith and family here since November 2003. If you’ve got a spare day or two you can trawl through the archives to get an idea of where this blog has come from and where it’s going.

Who am I?

I’m Rodney Olsen, a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster.

I’m a follower of Jesus and am on a journey to discover how to live out a life that practises what he taught.

My day job

These days I’m a Relationship Manager with Compassion Australia, working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name but let’s backtrack a little.

I joined radio station 98five Sonshine FM as a full time staff member in May 1989. In May 1999, after 10 years full time work there I left to join The Bible Society where I served as Bike for Bibles Coordinator for five years.

I returned to Sonshine FM in 2004 as host of the morning programme which included a range of regular talkback guests and a variety of interviews. Past interviewees include Cadel Evans, Tim Costello, Brandi Carlile, Adam Young of Owl City, Mikey Robins, Julia Zemiro, Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith, Dean Geyer, Ross Wilson, Tommy Emmanuel, Jamie Durie, Marcia Hines, Guy Leech, Colin Buchanan, Jimmy Little, Mark Mitchell, Grahame Bond, Ken Duncan, Henri Szeps, James Morrison, Hugh Mackay and many others.

I left 98five again in November 2013 to join Compassion Australia.

I’m putting my radio experience to good use with my podcast, Bleeding Daylight.

In the past I have also been a consultant and writer on two television programmes, screened on the Seven and Ten Networks.

On a more personal level

The major priorities in my life are my wife Pauline and our two adult children, Emily and James.

I’m a keen cyclist who has crossed Australia 6 times by bike as well as cycling in Canada and making 2 trips to cycle in India.


If you want to get in touch there are various ways to find me. Just head to the Contact Page of this blog.