Navigating Life

There is a corporate mantra, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It warns against trumpeting the five-year plan without changing the culture of the team. No amount of resolutions, colour ...
When my son signed up for French in high school, I tried to convince him to take Spanish instead. Our community in America included many Spanish speakers and our church often organised mission trips to Spanish speaking countries. “When would you use French?” I challenged. Still, he wan ...
Video games are a large part of the lives of children, but as parents we can feel on the back foot. It can be hard to know how to use them positively. By knowing more about gaming we can make informed choices about how best to guide our children in this area. What are video games? ...
Have you ever spent Christmas at your cousins' house? It’s still Christmas; the tree is decorated, the table set with food, but everything feels different. Askew. It’s not the same as Christmas at home. This year is our fourth Christmas with the cousins – our cou ...
This is the one question I am always asked whenever I speak on parenting. It’s a good question. I want to know the answer to this question. I suspect I have even asked my own children this question. There are two ways to answer this question. 1. You can’t improve your ch ...
Jesus headed to those at the bottom of the pile. Will our children follow him? ...
You don’t need me to tell you that this year has been like no other. We have all felt the difficulties of 2020. I doubt we will forget them. We are still living with them. The relief is that, as Christians, we can live through this season of uncertainty and hardship knowing that ther ...
We have a little rule in our house. It’s called no eating, nibbling or touching of your food, until we’ve prayed and given thanks to God. It’s not that we think there’s anything particularly unholy about eating before praying. But it’s just one of those rules we have ...
During lockdown I was told that there are usually three stages to a crisis. I see these responses in the lives of the families I know, including my own. 1. Emergency response. The first weeks of lockdown. Hard work. Getting by. Running on adrenaline. Late nights. Early mor ...
In the story of the Tower of Babel, we see people condemned to talk past each other, confuse each other and ultimately walk away from each other. Throughout the Bible, we see God slowly including people in his kingdom, with the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost bringing a new spirit of open commu ...