Willpower is not enough. In our efforts to change, willpower only takes us so far. I’ve found that willpower diminishes throughout the day. I start the day with good intentions. I employ my willpower in the morning and I eat muesli with fruit. By the end of the day my willpower-tank empties and I’m eating … Continue reading Willpower or Want-power?
In a secular age, where the sacred is pushed to the margins, to place the holy at the centre of our lives is an act of rebellion. We are resisting the cultural conspiracy that treats casually that which is divine. As Advent approaches, our celebration of sacred days becomes a way of resisting the attractions … Continue reading The whole earth…
For the last 15 years I’ve been a runner. In my early 30s, after a few years of feeling sluggish, I stumbled across running as a life-giving energiser. Around 80% of my days, I choose to run. I am not a jogger. I am a runner 😉 In my mind walking was a poor relation … Continue reading God Speed: Walking
When can you speak with ‘authority’ on a subject? I’ve always been secretly sceptical of parents of toddlers who give lectures on parenting, and couples who have been married for two years taking marriage classes! How long do you have to have been a leader before you can give leadership advice? I’m not sure! Is … Continue reading 25 Lessons from 25 Years of Leadership
I have blind spots. I don’t always see things clearly even when I think that I do. How about you? You check your side mirror. There’s no car in the lane next to you. You change lane. You discover that there WAS a car in the lane next to you! That’s a blind spot. You … Continue reading Blind Spots
I believe in one-thing-living. I believe in one-thing-thinking. I believe in finding focus in a world of multiple distractions. I believe that the pursuit of one-thing gives much needed motivation, direction and clarity. (Check-out Philippians 3:13 if you don’t believe me.) I believe that double-mindedness brings instability. (Check-out James 1:8 if your don’t believe me.) … Continue reading One Thing?