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… Continue reading Mindful Reflection
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! … Continue reading The Onslaught of Christmas Stress
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… Continue reading On the journey there are valleys to pass through
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… Continue reading Partnership & perseverance move mountains (or fridges!)
I have been thinking much recently about what is important regarding how we conduct ourselves when life goes pear-shaped and messed up. The bible has much to say about the importance of looking after your heart (not-least because it is the wellspring of life!). In the bible there's this story about a prophet called Samuel.… Continue reading 018 Why the character of your heart really matters
I woke up this morning with Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in my head. What would’ve happened if Dr King had not pursued the dream? What would’ve happened if he listened to those around him who said ‘its too big a dream to achieve’? What would’ve happened if He just stayed silent?… Continue reading I have a dream you can’t let go of