43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:43-44 (NIV) Personally this verse is one of the hardest ones for me to wrestle with. Firstly, who is my neighbour? Is it literally 1 house either […]
Do we ever stop and think? Put ourselves in the shoes of another? That’s what we’re told we should be doing, after all shouldn’t we be aware of just what it means to be aware of mental illness? My path is a familiar one – I met a bloke who was broken, down, lost, desperate […]
In considering writing something for Valentines day, I have to confess the commercial pomp and fizz around the day does little for me and my wife. However, readers beware, there is a hidden trap that many men have fallen into. It’s that conversation the week before about Valentine’s day, you know the one. ‘What are […]
It’s tough enough falling for someone, at any point in your life. Before you know it, a special spark can arc between you and someone completely unexpected … But it’s probably a lot harder if you developed feelings for, erm, a fish person?
This is my first blog, so please be patient as I navigate my way through this new skill! Writing a blog is a great way to share our journeys in life and to keep folks informed on what’s going on, the good and the not so good! I am the father of 5 beautiful kids […]
So if I’m honest, I’m not the most romantic bloke in the world. It’s not outside of my skillset but it just doesn’t happen naturally at times, so Valentines’ day can be a bit stressful. I had a look at the history of Valentines’ day, and was surprised to see that Valentine was a Christian […]
Love is one of the strongest desires of the human heart and yet we live at time when deep loneliness abounds. But what clues do our deepest longings offer us about ultimate reality?
One of the most challenging aspects of any workplace can often be the people we work beside, the people we have to spend the majority of our week with. Often we are thrust together with people who we would normally not choose to spend a few hours with, never mind a whole day! How we […]
Separation must be one of hardest things to endure for a husband and wife and family. They have to face situations , through war, being away for work, out of fellowship, divorce, going off to university, hospital stays etc.. We have seen two of our close friends face the hardest situation of death of a […]
When I was a lot younger I was convinced that the word chimney had an ‘L’ in it. That’s right I thought the word was pronounced chimley. I’m sure as you say that out loud to yourself you, like me, realise that this is a much more audibly pleasing word. It rolls off the tongue […]