Who Are You?

I’m an imposter. One day someone will realise this and soon after everyone else will see it. My writing is poor, and what I have to say is better said by other people. I know very little about technology, and I have nothing to share that would improve anyone’s experience. Just watch the average tech... Continue Reading →

Pickaxes And Diamonds

Don’t judge me. Recently I’ve started playing Minecraft. Some of you reading this might also play. Most people have probably heard of Minecraft, even if it’s just to buy an expensive Minecraft branded plushie for the kids at Christmas! However, for the uninitiated, Minecraft is what is known as a ‘sandbox’ game. You create a... Continue Reading →

Fear Of The ‘Other’

I remember, back in the early 2000s, soon after getting engaged to Kathi, being invited around to have a meal as a couple to a married couple’s home. They were, in fact, the first people in the church I’d only recently become a part of, to reach out to us as a newly engaged couple... Continue Reading →

Head & Shoulders

One evening last year, my youngest son, ten years old at the time, ran himself a bath. He’d been in for a little while when, with his permission, I nipped in to grab something I needed from the bathroom cupboard. I noticed he had added plenty of bubble bath and also that he was in... Continue Reading →

100 Videos!

Over the last year, I have found myself becoming quite addicted to watching YouTube videos and have subscribed to plenty of channels. (If you fancy subscribing to one more, why not check out my church’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/freedomchurchleeds). The choice of channels to which I’m subscribed is quite varied. There are plenty of tech-focused channels, as... Continue Reading →

What Day Is It?

There was a comedy/romance movie released in 1993 staring Bill Murray which has attained cult status and is indeed in my top 5 of favourite movies. There was a comedy/romance movie released in 1993 staring Bill Murray which has attained cult status and is indeed in my top 5 of favourite movies. There was a... Continue Reading →

Don’t Panic

Depending on when you read this article (originally published mid-2020), it may resonate with you, or make you shudder with the memory of what I’m about to describe. I went shopping today. It’s not that I’ve never been shopping before. It’s just today, for the first time since the coronavirus started to take hold, I... Continue Reading →

Washing Cars

Back in the mid-noughties, about 3 years after I’d become a Christian, I attended a Bible school for a year. It was a strangely fascinating and intense year. For anyone who has ever had to move to a different part of the country to attend a school, or indeed move to a different country altogether,... Continue Reading →

A Problem-free Philosophy?

Do you know this little ditty: “Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze. It means no worries for the rest of your days. It’s our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata!” Doesn’t that sound great? All we need is to adopt a problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata! Don’t you feel better already?The reality... Continue Reading →

More Than Words

“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.... Continue Reading →

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