Sometimes our workload is massive, and our work environment dull at best, or emotionally draining at worst. What do we do in these situations? Do we let it what we’re experiencing rule us, or is it possible that we can take back control?
The power of eating together should never be underestimated. Being in someone’s home and eating with them breaks down barriers. Maybe it’s because you’re in their environment and you’re at the mercy of what they have to offer. If you’re willing to engage, there’s so much to be gained simply by spending time with people in their world.
How many of us are prepared to stick something out for the long haul, never knowing when, or if, we're ever going to make a real difference?
At the time of writing this, the whole of the world is in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc to economies and more importantly has devastated a lot of lives. In amongst all this, a lot of us are in lockdown. This means that we are being asked by various governments across the globe to stay at home and to try and slow the spread of the disease so that our health systems are not overwhelmed and can cope with a steadier stream of patients.
“I love you.” “I’m sorry.” “How can I help?” These are three simple phrases that just might change your life.
A couple of weeks ago, my wife, Kathi, told me she had read in an article that saying those things regularly to one another in a marriage could strengthen the relationship. Possibly, even save it.
As a church leader, I find myself getting invited to all kinds of different things: City-wide church prayer meetings, leadership gatherings, both local and city-wide, and many, many assorted types of conferences. Conferences on prayer, how to lead well, how to plant churches, apologetics, the list goes on. There are also para-church organisations that want... Continue Reading →
Anyone find it hard to follow the rules? Pablo Picasso once said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” It seems to me like they’d be anarchy and no civilisation to speak of if we all didn’t agree to follow at least some rules. And if all we... Continue Reading →