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
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
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?
We had an interesting experience with our girls watching the online interview last week on finances in a financial crisis. Now I get it, they are young, but our two older girls were wide eyed and a bit overwhelmed at some of the advice being given. Invest this percentage, budget this much, save for the […]Read More 5 Tips for surviving a financial crisis
So should we run in fear and panic buy toilet paper and water and stock up for the coming viral apocalypse? I think not. In the famous scripture in 1 Timothy 1:17 we are reminded that we are not given a spirit of fear but a ‘sound mind’ and a ‘spirit of power’. Now here […]Read More Coronavirus: 5 ‘better’ ways for a Christian to respond.