What’s Around The Corner?

"'In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." (NIV) This scripture always stops me in my tracks. I think I should probably reflect on it every evening.  The Digital Revolution has created a world where our communication can [...]

People That Take

Unfortunately, some people are "Takers" and fail to give to those around them - materially, emotionally, in friendships and relationships. These people drain energy from the room, conversations and even out of others. Some uni friends have experienced this with one of their housemates over the past year, and it has created a very unhealthy [...]

“‘Owt For A Quiet Life”

Some people just love drama. For some, it seems like life would be boring without it. My Grandad used to say, God rest him, that he would do “‘owt for a quiet life”. For him, life was better when there was no drama, fewer arguments and peace in the house. He was gentle and easy-going. [...]

Walked All Over

Sometimes, we find ourselves being walked over by others - partners, friends, clients, work colleagues, bosses. This isn't a pleasant experience, especially if it is by someone we care about. How do we challenge this? It might take a difficult conversation to address the issue(s). It might mean we have to face our fear of [...]

Growth

Most of the time, growth goes unnoticed. It’s only when it bears fruit that we celebrate. We plant seeds. We put down our roots. We cultivate the small growth we notice at the start. But then, we have to patient. We live in a culture that worships immediate success and "quick fixes”. We want to [...]

Enjoy It While You Can

Life’s moments of joy and despair have a lot to teach us. I like to think of life as a mountain range. It goes up and down, with mountain-top moments of pure joy, as well as deep valleys of loss and pain. When things are going well for us, it’s easy to think that on [...]