Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau As I’m entering my 38th year of life I’ve been thinking about how things have changed in that time frame. We now live in a world of instant, fast, now and immediate. Social connections are immediate, purchases can be made with a click (as if several clicks were too many) and money can be in your account after a quick online assessment. You can put the kettle on for your favourite instant coffee, just add water to your noodle snack, order fast food, stream a film through your tv and get your pics seen by the world before the water’s boiled! Growing up, my dad would make me wait for Christmas presents until at least after dinner

Going the extra mile

I’ve heard that the most important part of a workout or run is the last 10%. The bit where you push that bit harder or go that little bit further. That is where the growth happens in your muscle tissue or lung capacity. That’s why it’s helpful to have a buddy or a personal trainer motivating you to go through the pain barrier. Jesus addressed this issue in life during one of His first major teachings. He had gathered a crowd around and he started to speak on life change and raising the current standards of morality. It was midway through this discourse that He told His followers “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” Matthew 5:41 (NIV). If you’re not a follower of Jes

Recovering from a broken heart....

My brother has recently died at the early age of 52 so I thought I would write a little on dealing with loss. This has been and continues to be a real struggle for me and the following 7 things I find useful as I press forward into a new season without him. 1/The first thing is to be open about your emotions and feelings rather than having a stiff upper Christian lip! Grieving is a natural and important part of healing. So don’t be afraid to cry because “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed (Psalm 34 v 19). 2/Secondly remember that He is the God of all comfort "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all

No Regrets!

How would you rate your life on a scale of 1-10? Your life is a result of your decisions. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn How many decisions do you make in a day? How many of those do you regret? From buying those shoes, to having that extra piece of cake. Many of our regrets are quite small fry, but do you ever have one of those BIG ones? You know, the ones that change the course of your life? I’ve had a few. Just a few though….. When I was a young man I got involved in a relationship with a girl that was not good for me. As a result I ended up with a load of debt and emotional baggage I would carry around for th

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