It will sound like name dropping I know but I was chatting with Australian gold medal winning swimmer Duncan Armstrong recently (we are old mates now) and he said that they have found out an interesting thing. When they have done studies they have found that silver medalists smile less on the podium than bronze […]Read More How to smile like a gold medalist
I had always planned on looking at the questions around vaccination this week, and it just so happens we find ourselves in the middle of another lockdown! I want to stress I understand the different views I have heard. I have friends on all spectrums so there is no judgement as we work through this […]Read More The Big Question: To vax or not to vax?
Recently we have been teaching Kami, our eldest daughter, to drive. She was driving one day and it was her first time on a high way, so we are going 100 k’s an hour. I was already tense. As things always seem to go with a learner driver driving, a problem lay ahead. Way way […]Read More Wisdom and learner drivers
I remember a time when I was a youth pastor when (would you believe it?) my wife and I clashed heavily with some parents in the youth. After the initial conflict, grace prevailed and we agreed to talk things over. I’ll never forget one of the dads, probably in his late 40’s, apologising and saying […]Read More The Spiritual Growth Myth
Confused by Old Testament Law? These three questions will help.Read More 3 questions which unlock Old Testament law.
We are all aware of the terrible disease of leprosy. Famously we hear stories of people fingers and toes falling off because of the disease. Interestingly you may think the disease caused this. Well that is only partly true. The disease actually deadens pain receptors so that the person themselves gets injured in some way […]Read More Pain, the gift nobody wants.
A very popular word at the present time is ‘mindfulness’ or another one is ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT). Can I say, these things are not new! Romans 12 tells us to, “renew our minds…” and meditation, is an ancient practice in the scripture (Josh 1:8). So, here are 5 tips to reduce anxiety using these […]Read More 5 modern (but very ancient) practices to reduce anxiety
We can all do with a piece of advice from a friend.Read More Have you been admonished lately?
One of the great impacting quotes for me personally that I often ponder is by Tim Keller “Worry isn’t caused by thinking too much, it is caused by not thinking enough.” What he means is we think that we can avoid worry by just ‘clearing our mind’ or ‘not thinking negative thoughts’. Instead the way […]Read More Kill Worry Dead
Maybe isolation has been good for your faith. Here is a reason why.Read More Conspiracy theories and struggling faith: The other symptoms of CV?