Believe in better

Believe in better The slowly rising light was beginning to drift across the dirty skylights in the roof of my workplace this morning. As it picked off each ridge on its journey West the colour went from black to gold and on to pink. That was the moment my heart needed to be... Read more »
October 3, 2016

Backsliding

Backsliding Skiing has never been one of my sports, it ranks up there with football, running, beach volleyball, basketball, anything involving a ball, racket, bat or club. I like sledging! When we were first married my sister in law had booked a skiing holiday to Europe somewhere and wanted to get... Read more »
August 3, 2016

Empowerment

Empowerment In every leadership situation of life we have basically two choices, ¬†empowerment or despotic control. Having experienced both throughout my short existence on this planet I am in no doubt about which of the two is preferable. Early on in our experience as parents we took the decision that we... Read more »
May 22, 2016

Special powers

Special powers   It’s funny (to me at least) how some advertising slogans lodge in your memory. In the early eighties Martini ran a campaign on TV which featured a roller booted waitress with huge hair and small skirt delivering drinks. She swished through the streets to a group of yuppies with... Read more »
May 17, 2016

Twenty one days

Twenty one days   In some ways it doesn’t seem like that long since I beat a retreat from my place of employment. On the other hand it feels like a million years ago. 30 240 minutes ago, 504 hours, 21 days. In the grand scheme of things it isn’t a lot, if... Read more »
April 25, 2016

The big easy

The big easy The sigh was a deep one, the next breath that was exhaled carried three words…..”it’s not easy.” I was nuking my morning peanut butter sandwich when the ‘sigh’ had appeared behind me, I discovered years ago that a hot peanut butter and honey sandwich in the morning kept me ticking... Read more »
February 11, 2016

Stage fright

Stage fright Why stand trembling in the wings……they are mere humans? One of the churches I attended as a child was extremely austere. On a Sunday morning I would sit there in the silence on benches that only a Christian would have designed. They had a back rest and years of shiny... Read more »
February 10, 2016

Convoy driving

Convoy driving There are a variety of reason why you would find yourself driving in convoy. One of favourite films growing up was the film of that name, the glorification of the trucking fraternity by Kris Kristofferson and his cronies was one of the highlights of my childhood. I loved everything about... Read more »
January 31, 2016

When a man loves a woman.

When a man loves a woman. Torrential rain is always a challenge. The weather today was like being in a rainforest without the trees, heat and exotic animals. It was just cold and wet. Very wet. Our old property isn’t a fan of the excessive water that the Victorian roof allows to flow down into the... Read more »
November 29, 2015

Return to Everest

Return to Everest In case you wondered, I do try to apply this stuff to myself. Last week I wrote a piece about starting with Everest and working back, my primary thought had been that facing our largest fears opens up the way to address others. I realise that this didn’t quite come... Read more »
November 24, 2015

Start with Everest and work your way back.

Start with Everest and work your way back. I can’t claim originality on this title, I overheard a version of it this morning in another context, but it appealed to me. This is not the accepted normal way of approaching things within society in general. We are taught to work our way up through the ranks, to add... Read more »
November 16, 2015

To be or not to be

To be or not to be   It isn’t often that I find myself laughing when reading the Bible in the morning; but today I found myself chuckling into my bran flakes when reading the book of Nehemiah. The little book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament has been a personal favourite for some years now,... Read more »
August 13, 2015