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...
Who am I?

Who am I?

Who Am I? “Who Am I?”  How many times have you asked yourself this question?  Would you like an identity that is secure, not subject to self-failure or the failure of others?  I suggest that our identity should be found outside ourselves, apart from our work, academic...
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...