Take Control of Your Life

Take Control of Your Life

At times all of us experience feelings like “my life is out of control!”  That is not a nice feeling, so naturally we want to take charge of our lives.  But how do we do that?  How do we know when to say “yes”, and when to say “no”?   We need to be able to exercise...
Pursuing Your Dreams

Pursuing Your Dreams

When I tell people I’m writing a novel, I’m met with either wry smiles or wide-eyed bewilderment, followed by the question, “Why not become a teacher or a journalist?”  It’s so common that I pre-empt the response.  To be honest I’m not that passionate about teaching,...
Friendship Beyond Facebook

Friendship Beyond Facebook

How many times have you checked Facebook today?  How many Facebook friends do you have?  I have 1,636 friends.  Unfortunately, I only know less than half of them in real life.  Social media is slowly changing our view on friendship.  We need authentic friendship, not...
Finding North

Finding North

Have I ever told you about the time I was flying a helicopter over the city?  It took me six attempts, but eventually I was able to time a perfect jump and land on a sky-scraper!  You can imagine the thrill that gave me!  You might think I’m making it up, but I’ve...
Christianity: Rules or Relationship?

Christianity: Rules or Relationship?

Rules. No one likes that word. It’s daunting, ponderous. It goes in the same box as ‘terms and conditions’ or ‘wait time: three hours’. Terms that make you glance round for the exit. Christianity is distinguished by its lack of rules, which is great because rules were...
Answer to Prayer: God or Coincidence?

Answer to Prayer: God or Coincidence?

Do you believe that you play a role in God’s plan? Do you believe that you’re woven somewhere in that huge tapestry of His that runs as far as east is from west – a tapestry so large that no man could fathom it even if he had his entire life to study its workings? Of...