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
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.
We can all do with a piece of advice from a friend.Read More Have you been admonished lately?
I shared recently that there are essentially two ‘yous’. The conscious mind and the subconscious self. Author Paul Scanlon refers to it as the Captain of the ship and the engine room controller (click here to see the message). My view is that we will then spend our life allowing our subconscious self line up […]Read More Getting the message through to the subconscious self
Are you a Christian Buddhist? Now first up, I am no expert on Buddhism so my knowledge is limited and I am not beating up on their faith. But as a Christian, sometimes we can be surprised how wrong concepts can creep into our faith. One question I like to ask from time to time […]Read More Are you a Christian Buddhist?
Jesus in Matthew 7v1 says the famous words, “Judge not or you too will be judged.” In view of this often times we hear the church is judgmental even though Jesus told us not to judge. An interesting thing happens however, just a few verses later in Matthew 7. Jesus goes on to essentially tell […]Read More When is it ok to judge someone?
In my church Catalyst Church we are working through a series in Proverbs, “How not to make Dumb Decisions” and this week the theme was Self-Awareness. It is never easy pushing into this area of our lives and at first it doesn’t come natural. But in truth lacking self-awareness is a major hindrance to wisdom […]Read More 3 keys to increasing self-awareness
Kamahl famously said, ‘Why are people so unkind?” Why do we fight? Not just countries, not just political parties, but us – you and me! In Philippians 2 Paul answers this question. He draws us to an interesting point, that our fighting is caused by ‘vain conceit’. Vain conceit is from a Greek word which […]Read More Why are people so unkind?
With the help of Tim Keller and his book “Prodigal God” I have been fascinated with the often neglected important lessons from the older brother in the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). I believe most people can possess the tendencies of both the elder and the younger brother. But I think it can be […]Read More 5 signs that you are an older brother.