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We can often get trapped in our circumstances and become blind to possibilities. Circumstances?, seeming facts or conditions connected with or relevant to an event or action. The problem with living under the burden of circumstances, we become tossed about like a tempestuous ocean, never feeling anchored about anything. If circumstances are favourable, we enjoy the moment like a flowering daisy, fortunate enough to glimpse the sun for a moment or two,… Read More

Outreach was always a natural gift On Sunday May 20th 1984, I had already been involved in a local church serving where I could for three years. I joined this particular church because of its youth focus, I was seventeen years old and full of energy. The church community were very prolific in street outreach and every Saturday night they had a rock concert in a dark hall with a capacity of… Read More

What would you do with $7,200,000? There’s a classic parable that Jesus shared of a wealthy master who distributed resources to three of his servants. It’s as though the master knew the capacity of each one of his servants and he gave them different amounts of money to invest. To one he gave 5 talents, to another 2 talents, to another 1 talent. A talent (Ancient Greek τάλαντον, talanton ‘scale’ and ‘balance’)… Read More

There’s no one that likes order like me, but order for the sake of order can be madness. The very idea of order shouldn’t suggest that everything looks perfect, nothing could be further from the truth. Order is about creating flow and the ability to move in any direction necessary to achieve something greater than ourselves. Order is not about having a clean desk as the end goal. Most of my work… Read More

When the flower has fully bloomed its spender starts to fade, as it is with life. The very idea of peaking in life as the be all is the shortest way to experience deep depression. Of course life has peaks and troughs and neither one ought to be our dwelling place forever. Life is a struggle which is where true enlightenment shines the most It was Jesus who encouraged those who really… Read More

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