I’m an imposter. One day someone will realise 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 really know very little about technology and I have nothing to share that would improve anyone’s experience. Just watch the average tech YouTuber, you’ll learn so much more.
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?
As a Christian, I believe it’s my mission to help bring salt and light into the world. This, for me, very much includes social media and the internet to which it is inextricably connected. I’m not just talking about those feel-good statements we see a lot. I actually want to engage people where they are at, and most of them are online it seems, well over 59% of the global population - which is an astonishing figure.
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.
If you’ll let me, I’d like a few minutes of your time to talk about George Floyd, what his death represents and what we, as Christians, should do in response. If you haven’t been watching the news recently, George was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.
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 have smart things listening to me everywhere!
No, really I do, and, in what might be shocking news for some for you, I don’t really mind. I quite like the idea that all I have to do is say a ‘magic word’ and a smart thing will spring to life and answer my query or make stuff happen, like switching on my lights.
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.