“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” Part 2. Read Part 1. There are some brilliant preachers and authors out there at the moment. Authors who…

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“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”  When I was growing in my faith, as a young lad, I remember a great man called Mark. He…

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Recent studies (Sparrow 2011 and Wagner 2011) have spoken of something called the ‘Google effect’ or ‘digital amnesia’. This is where our memory capacity is reducing massively due to having…

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Recently, my wife and I had the pleasure of joining a younger couple around a table for a meal. This was the first time we had all properly met as…

Read the PostI still needed Jesus

The last month or so I have be pondering the following phrase: “In our culture we have put increasing value on authenticity and a decreasing focus on integrity”. (McManus, 2003)…

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“What you don’t deal with, your children will deal with”. I didn’t read this anywhere. It wasn’t a cool TED talk or a preach from a slick haired church pastor.…

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As part of my last job, I was on the interview panel for potential staff joining our school. I worked with students to interview applicants and our section of the…

Read the PostWhat is your life motto?

I have purposely not posted any blogs over the New Year celebrations. It would have been so easy to write a ‘live your dreams in 2016’ blog or a slick…

Read the PostAdventure is Dangerous

Joel 2:28. “…your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions”. I have been studying and pondering this verse for weeks. Why would old men dream? I have…

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As a student I worked in a coffee bar. It was nothing special but I did enjoy the interactions with the public. There was one couple in particular who used…

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“How are you mate?” “I’m so busy…..”. Sadly this is the response that is regularly given to describe someones week. But if are doing anything purposeful with your life, then…

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Ruach (pronounced Roo-agh with a rolling ‘G’) is an Hebraic word. It was used in the Old Testiment Bible to describe the part of the person that responds to God directly. The…

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8 years ago I was in a real struggle. We were nearly 2 years into a long battle with not being able to get pregnant. Everyone else was getting pregnant.…

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Today is not a special date in my life. It is not a birthday, holiday or anniversary. It is a Tuesday. Just a Tuesday. And it’s raining. But it does…

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“Ask for the ancient paths,where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls”. Jeremiah 6:16 The ancient paths are well trodden by countless generations.…

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During the twilight week between Christmas and New Year, we spend time thinking, reflecting and dreaming on what has just passed and what will soon be upon us. I felt…

Read the PostNames mean a great deal