What to do when you get knocked down

Life circumstances have  a way of knocking us down. It can be relentless sometimes. Money issues, redundancy, the school bully, or the daily grind. We all get knocked down at some point. What knocks you down? What makes you not want to get up again? There’s this story of a father who comes to Jesus … Continue reading What to do when you get knocked down

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments of … Continue reading Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

An old bench and the Restoration of the soul

My neighbour recently threw out an old white, broken, mouldy bench. It wasn't pretty to look at, but you could see it had been lovely in it's time. I passed it four or five times and as I passed the bench I found myself wondering if I could restore it. Restoration is the process of … Continue reading An old bench and the Restoration of the soul

How I recently handled a big Disappointment

I recently had a major upset and disappointment in my career journey. I decided early on that I would not let it define me, but rather I would embrace the situation and navigate through it with my head held high, and my eyes on a more positive journey. I have listed some of the things … Continue reading How I recently handled a big Disappointment