Christianity · hope · Meditation · peace

The act[ion] of reasoning

Reasoning keeps us busy thinking we are doing something about our problems when in reality what it mostly does, is squeeze out the voice of God. Reasoning distracts us from the divine leading that is just a prayer away if only we would stop long enough to listen. In that stillness, there is guidance, there… Continue reading The act[ion] of reasoning

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Ideas · Learning · parenting

I will not practice!

Emma went to her piano lessons every week but wouldn't practice at home so her Mum suggested she give up the classes. Emma responded, "I don't want to give it up. I love going to piano class. I just don't want to practice". So her Mum made a decision that I think every parent should… Continue reading I will not practice!

Book review · Focus · inspiration

Can I have your attention please

My inbox overflows. I'm sure yours does too. In his book "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future", Kevin Kelly gives a fascinating insight into attention that grabbed umm… my attention. "Our attention is the only valuable resource we can personally produce without training. It is in short supply and… Continue reading Can I have your attention please

Book review · Friendship · Hospitality · Kindness · peace

Awkward!

"Everyone's awkwardness shines a little brighter in an elevator." Sammy Rhodes from his book, This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection. You and I can be standing side-by-side, but because we don't know each other there is this expectation and understanding that we will ignore each other. I can… Continue reading Awkward!