Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm

I have been considering lately the idea of ‘peace in a storm’. It’s a well known thought that the ‘eye of the storm’ is the most peaceful part of a tornado. While the tornado rages it’s centre is a place of calm. Chaos is external, while calm is internal. With a little self-awareness and theContinue reading “Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm”

Your value is in who you are

I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do we feel the needContinue reading “Your value is in who you are”

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”

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”

Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up

The words we say and use are vitally important because they will either build ourselves and others up, or break them down; they can wound a friend or make them feel wonderful. Words can transform a person’s emotions, wellbeing and thought patterns for better or for worse. What words would you use to describe yourself?Continue reading “Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up”

Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell – along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THEContinue reading “Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…”

Kindness is giving your strength away

kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) – but kindness is NOT weakness – it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strengthContinue reading “Kindness is giving your strength away”

A voice in the darkness

Ever felt like you are stuck in a dark place? Then this post is written just for you…. Gods first words in the human story were words spoke in the darkness – words from the darkness. Spoken by God. Spoken to breathe life into the darkness. Out of the darkness these words were uttered: “Let…Continue reading “A voice in the darkness”

I have a dream you can’t let go of

I woke up this morning with Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in my head. What would’ve happened if Dr King had not pursued the dream? What would’ve happened if he listened to those around him who said ‘its too big a dream to achieve’? What would’ve happened if He just stayed silent?Continue reading “I have a dream you can’t let go of”