Waves of Emotion

Waves have always fascinated me. While I cannot surf to save myself, although I give it good go when I can, there is just something the ocean is able to do to captivate me.  It’s always a transforming experience whenever I get the time to get to the beach, find a quiet place by the […]

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A Time for Deconstruction and Reconstruction

We live by seasons. While it may be a cliché none the less, there is no escaping this simple reality of life. Some seasons last longer than others and others can be very short, and some feel like they’re lasting for an eternity. Even with the natural seasons these days, as the impact of global warming and climate change continues to […]

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The Scream and a Long Dark Night

There are a series of artworks that have forever stayed with me. After initially learning about them at high school in visual arts – there are four works of the same image – I was immediately able to relate to them. Even now they have the same powerful impact on me as they did then. It […]

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Lent (Putting Off the Old, Putting On the New … Again).

Growing up there were traditions within the church I never really understood. When it came to Lent, the only thing I understood about it was the day before it started involved pancakes! A work colleague remarked after I mentioned what day it was yesterday that, “Every day is Pancake Day; I don’t one day in a […]

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Why not follow Jesus: “Who else do you have in mind”?

During an interview with late-Christian philosopher Dallas Willard in 2003, I asked what I believed was a pointed question. In reality it wasn’t, however considering his vocation, it seemed a natural one and momentarily forgot that, not only was I talking (on the phone) with one of the sharpest minds in the world, but also one of the greatest Christian […]

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The Trials and Confessions of a Modern Day Jonah: The Great Red Challenge!

2017 has greeted me as the year of “The Great Red Challenge.” I’ll explain what that is as the year progresses, and while it is my actual life challenge, I believe God has put it to me to do some “weight training”, take up “long distance running” – two things I hate with a passion […]

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Never mind the Bullies – Own Your Life!

‘Life’s too short to allow someone else to pull it down,’ that was a conclusion I reached after years of trying to process some events from my childhood. I would have loved to have reached it sooner and while it didn’t quite work out that way, the valuable lesson was insecurity is something everyone has […]

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