We have been working our way through Suits on Netflix for a while now. We enjoy the fun light hearted dialogue mixed with the fast paced drama and many plot twists. As you might imagine for a drama set in a law firm the topic of guilt comes up a lot, which got me thinking... … Continue reading Not Guilty
In an earlier post at the start of the year I wrote that this year I would go after feedback. I want to grow through giving and receiving feedback. Well we are now over 8 months into the year and I have mostly stuck to my plan! I have been learning as I go, through … Continue reading Giving Feedback
There can be a temptation to think of the gifts of the Spirit as one off specials or simply as tools in our tool-belt. This way of thinking can lead us down a path where we think we have done that, got the t-shirt, so to speak. We can become familiar with the gifts in … Continue reading Prophetic culture
Building a school of ministry over the last four years has been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. Way back at the beginning as we sat down to plan the practicalities and design the school we first began with this question: What do we want the culture of our school to … Continue reading A Culture of Honour?
There are few topics that cause as much controversy within the church as money. In some places you dare not speak of it, in others it becomes an unhealthy focus. It would seem easier to ignore the topic entirely if it weren't for the fact that Jesus talked about it a lot! A number of … Continue reading Money Troubles
Today I thought I would take a break from my usual musings to share about the most mundane of everyday things, email. Love it or hate it our lives are now full of it. It has replaced so many other forms of communication. Many prefer it to calling now. The demand for response times seems … Continue reading Inbox Zero
Have you ever tuned into a conversation that is part way through? Perhaps you walk into a room, or having been zoned out suddenly pick up a phrase the people next to you are saying. Now it may just be in the circles I keep that this leaves you completely confused and sometimes very worried … Continue reading Half the Story
Nothing makes a Brit cower in awkwardness like public praise and appreciation! For some reason a simple public acknowledgement for work well done causes us to reach for those awkward phrases that deflect and look for the nearest exit. Something within our culture and our identity frowns on public recognition. I suspect it has something … Continue reading Receiving Praise
Life is full. About 9 months or so ago I realised that "busy" was fast becoming my stock answer to "how are you doing?". I don't know if others noticed but I was definitely getting bored of this reply! So I decided to stop. Life is always busy, the real question is with what. I have started preferring the word "full"! It may just be code for busy but at least it feels like a more interesting answer! In my "full" life, managing work life, home life, raising two little girls under the age of 3 and running a school of ministry on the side I have been on an intentional pursuit to understand rest...
We are now almost 2 and half years into the adventure that is parenting! It is an absolute privilege and one of the most fulfilling things. At the same time it can also be deeply challenging! Before you switch off, fear not this is not an excuse for a jolly good moan about being a … Continue reading Cos I Said So!