Tag: fatherhood

My children are 5 and 7 years old. A boy and a girl. We wanted more but a lengthy battle with fertility meant that we were many years behind our…

Read the PostPride & Joy

I go to church. I enjoy church. I enjoy the unity and fellowship that it brings. But church for me is not just 11am on a Sunday morning. It is…

Read the PostDivide & Conquer

These next 4 blogs will form a small series on what God is directly talking to me about. They aren’t slick or polished, but instead they come straight out of…

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Ask 100 people what the word ‘father’ means to them and the answers will be diverse: kind, loving, angry, passive, fun, distant. Many will have a good word, many will…

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Band of Brothers Today I carried a coffin. A baby coffin. It broke my heart. It wasn’t heavy but we held on so tight we had white knuckles. Standing shoulder…

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Stay patient and trust the journey Have you ever followed someone’s directions to a place? Not a GPS signal or an address. But verbal instructions – turn left after the…

Read the PostThe Journey

I have been asked to write a short chapter for a new book. I was asked to write about Generational Patterns v Generational Choices. This is my chapter: I had…

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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…

Read the PostBeing not saying. Part 1.

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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“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.…

Read the PostBroken glass in the toy box

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?

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.…

Read the PostA gift called legacy

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…

Read the PostToday is not a special day

“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.…

Read the PostAncient Paths