BLOG Update

Hi everyone …

My family and I will be taking some holidays during January. I have scheduled regular posts for the blog so there'll be lots of good content coming your way, at least every few days. This includes ten great questions to ask yourself as you start another year.Read the rest

A Drummer Boy?

Drummer Some random Christmas musings from my mildly cynical wife, Nicole …

"This morning to my great horror I was humming that Drummer Boy carol … This might have to do with the outstanding job that our creative arts team did with it at our recent Christmas production.Read the rest

Christmas Humour

EgyptA funny Christmas story …

Terri asked her Sunday School class to draw pictures of their favourite Bible stories. She was puzzled by Kyle’s picture, which showed four people on an airplane, so she asked him which story it was meant to represent.Read the rest

The Christmas Season

Nativiy In a few days we will celebrate Christmas together.

The early Christians did not celebrate the birth of Jesus and Jesus never asked them to. They focused on his death and resurrection, as well as his promised return. Christmas Day as it is celebrated today did not begin until the fourth century.Read the rest

Beliefs

All of us experience adversity in one form or another on a regular basis. We respond to adversity by thinking about it. Those thoughts rapidly form beliefs and these beliefs have consequences – in how we feel and what we do next.Read the rest

Happiness

Laugh 

We live in a world where the pursuit of happiness is most people’s highest endeavour. Everyone wants to feel good, to have positive emotions, and to avoid negative ones.

 Studies on the subject of happiness have found that:

  1. Most people have a set range of happiness that they will return to even after good or bad things happen to them.
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Problems

Puzzle Problems – no one likes them but the truth is that everyone has them. I use to think that the aim in life was to have no problems at all … but then I discovered that as soon as I solved one set of problems, some new ones would arrive on my doorstep.Read the rest

Clarity in Uncertainty

Today we all live in fairly turbulent times. There is a lot of uncertainty and that can bring all sorts of fears and worries into our life if we aren’t careful.

One of things you’ll discover in life is that you can’t always be certain but you can be clear.Read the rest

Border Control

Wire I have been privileged to have traveled to a number of other nations now and every time I enter a country I have to go through customs or ‘border control’. Before they let you in, they want to know lots of things such as: who you are, why you are visiting, how long you are staying, and what you are bringing in with you.Read the rest

Apostles of Fear

Apostles of FearI am currently reading a recently released book by Morag Zwartz entitled Apostles of Fear. It is a tragic story about a number of events that have taken place over the years in two related churches: Melbourne Christian Fellowship (formerly called "Immanuel") and Brisbane Christian Fellowship, under the leadership of Vic Hall.Read the rest

7 Things To Do Before Christmas (Pt.6)

Christmas 6. Get Organised.

Clean your office. Make an appointment with yourself. Block out plenty of time for this.

Sort through any filing cabinets, shelves, or desk drawers.

Clean out your email folders.

Throw away as much as possible.

Get your 2009 diary or calendar up to date.Read the rest

7 Things to Do Before Christmas (Pt.4)

Christmas 4. Do Some Planning for 2009.

Think about some of your main events or activities for next year. What's happening with – your life, your family, your friends, your work, and your church? 

Start doing some planning and organisation for the first quarter of the year.Read the rest