TOM SMILOVITIS

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Discovering what a failure we were when we did our best can be very sobering. Being the absent father, husband, son, trying to figure out how to put enough food on the table, make the right career choices and even trying to work out who we are can take it’s tole. All along we thought we were doing our best and then we find out we crossed so many lines to end… Read More

Years ago I heard this quote ‘A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still’, implying, we can’t make people see what we want them to see. Having an attitude that we are always right or our way is the only way creates all sorts of road blocks in life. 1. Parents do this to their children until the children resist and pushback 2. Bosses have this with their… Read More

Even in nature we see the leap from dependency to independence and the ultimate cycle is to give back to the whole to make it interdependent. Before there was any form of social security to fill the gaps of poverty and helping those most vulnerable, family was the ultimate incubator to fulfil all the stages. Growing in a migrant family I experienced all three stages of life within my small community. It… Read More

Growing up in a Greek Macedonian home as an Australian migrant was fascinating to me. Stories were everything. Story telling isn’t always about the facts, story telling lifts our imagination to another level. My dad and my uncle, dad’s brother were brilliant at sharing stories. They took you back in time with their dramatics, their emphasis on details that were important to them, their humour, their prejudices and so on. When they… Read More

The clarity of stillness, helps combat the WRETCHED CHATTER. WHY I SWITCH MY PHONE OFF! God does not shout over our busyness to make Himself heard. Be still and hear God speak. Silence can be the loudest experience for some of us when our soul is not rested. We tend to busy ourselves with more outer chatter. More noise to overcome the inner loud voice that has no pause or stop button. … Read More

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