The search for joy can be hard

I caught my wife studying hard last week. She was caught up in the world of concentration seeking information and studying to apply it to heart and mind. So I captured the moment. Why? Because I wanted to remind myself that chasing dreams, or joy, or goals always involves hard work. Wishful thinking does notContinue reading “The search for joy can be hard”

Just a little thanks goes a long way

Gratitude is a wonderful gift. It is the gift that we can freely give away. It genuinely costs us nothing and yet we can reap a positivity harvest when we give it away. Think about how you feel when you say a genuine thank you to somebody – it’s a good feeling isn’t it? TodayContinue reading “Just a little thanks goes a long way”

Choosing to live life to the full

Live life to the full. I love this phrase – it is jam-packed full of wisdom and joy and possibilities. Life is meant to be lived, not loathed. The choices we make everyday determine whether we will enjoy life, or endure it. How are you choosing to live your life today? There are so manyContinue reading “Choosing to live life to the full”

More love please

“We all wanna be loved; we all want just a little respect”. So wrote the band called DC Talk I believe the love is the most powerful force in the entire universe. It is the life flow of anything worthwhile. It is the bloodstream of every relationship, and when love is not passing between twoContinue reading “More love please”

A little reminder to keep remembering what’s important today (and every day)

Have you ever forgotten something so important that it messes with your head when you cannot remember it? I hate when that happens. There are certain things we need to remember, like our partner’s birthday, facts for an exam, or remembering to go to the toilet on a regular basis. There are other things it’sContinue reading “A little reminder to keep remembering what’s important today (and every day)”

Everyone has to matter or no one does

I was watching the drama Gotham recently when I was struck by the quote in my title. In the episode Detective Gordon is making the point that in society everyone needs to matter – including the homeless, the runaways and the (so-called) undesirables. Gordon is the one person who believes Gotham can be better –Continue reading “Everyone has to matter or no one does”

The strength you have is not in your strength alone

The strength you have is not in your strength alone. There are many people out there with great strength, and yet their strength is not seen or known or used. I am one of them – you might be too. I believe we all have latent strength within us: strength that lies dormant and awaitsContinue reading “The strength you have is not in your strength alone”

There’s beauty in the breakdown

Brokenness is part of humanity. Wherever you are in the world today you will see brokenness: poverty, displaced peoples, violence, mental illness, relational – the ‘broke’ list is endless! But all around us there is something else – there is deep and profound beauty that can rekindle joy even for a moment in the darkestContinue reading “There’s beauty in the breakdown”