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 […]
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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.
If one thing is clear from our Bush fire crisis it is that Australian’s love to point fingers and find blame. Is our Prime Minister to blame? Past politicians? The greenies? Or as I have heard a bit lately, is God to blame? Firstly can I just say I find it so sad how our […]
Read More Who’s to blame for the Aussie bush fires?
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
Not much brings grief to the heart of a pastor more than watching somebody lose connection with God, church and sometimes faith altogether. Here are 5 warning signs that you are on a slippery slope. I’ll skip church today. Being part of a church community doesn’t earn you the love of God, but it is […]
Read More 5 warning signs that you are thinking of leaving your church
We have all gone through desert experiences. Interestingly scripture highlights three different types of desert experiences and each require a different response. Dry and Fruitless: Fruitfulness in your life seems to have disappeared. While all other factors seem good (eg. contentedness to God, relationship with others and inner-life), obvious blessing seems to have dried up. […]
Read More Keys to ESCAPING the desert!