I came across this Franciscan Prayer on a memory stick when looking for some research notes - it struck me that sometimes ancient words have the power to create new thoughts within us. With all the pain in the world at the moment words of encouragement, hope and inspiration are medicine for our souls. I [...]
I had a chess set a long time ago, and I loved that little chess set. It was a rather funky, electronic board that meant I could play chess even when no one else in the family wanted to play - and that was always. So I played against the computer - an unseen opponent [...]
Have faith in God. Have faith in yourself. God has faith in you. Ever thought that? Never thought that? Thought worth thinking, that. Believe for the best. Believe you can do it. You'll get through it. Trust in yourself. Trust God's help. He'll see you through.
It's that day of the year again: you know the one where we think back and look forward?! Reflecting back is great, and helpful, and we ought to do it more. Looking back is NOT about living in the past - it IS about learning from the past in order to move forward today. As [...]
So it's Christmas (almost!). That time of year when parental stress peaks temporarily; family conflicts fly off the handle; the busyness of consumerism feels like it will drown us! Crazy consumer Christmas! We cannot deny that for most people the time of glad tidings and joy is more like a giant tidal wave of tasks! [...]
Every adventure commences with great excitement and expectation. The heroes band together, united in their quest, hungry for success to greet and embrace them with the warmth of an old friend. In life there are wide pastures where we can relax; enjoy the people we love; stop for refreshment; etc. In the pastures we are [...]
The fridge stood in the middle of the room where the delivery guy had left it. It was huge! I unfortunately am not huge. How on earth would I move this fridge? We’ve all had days like this: days when there’s something in our lives that appear to be immovable. It might be a big [...]