When something’s gotta give, give it over.

When something’s gotta give, give it over to the one who got the balance perfectly right.

Jesus walked the impossible tightrope of deity and humanity on this earth. He was always productive, in rest and in work. He poured out endlessly but stored up spiritually. He knew to say no to the wrong things so he could say yes to the right things. He was perfectly self aware without being remotely self focused. He balanced the scales of grace and truth perfectly. He is perfectly consistent in all his judgments and totally fair in all His assessments. His unmistakable authority complements His irrefutable humility. He is always loving, in kindness and in rebuke. He is majestic and meek simultaneously.

Jesus understood who he was and what he came to do. He gave his life so others could find it. And because he lived the perfect life and died the perfect death, he provided a win-win solution to our inability to get things right.

Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place

I did a ridiculous thing today. Just when I think I can’t get any more daft, I reach another level. I’ve concluded that sometimes my head is so far ‘in my head’ that my environmental senses don’t work properly. Bill asked me to post a really important piece of correspondence this morning. He drove meContinue reading “Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place”

The hamster and the covid test 🐹

Ok, so this isn’t one of my proudest parenting moments. But I’m going to share it because no doubt most of us all have to go through this rigmarole at some point in the next few months, and as well as being mildly amusing (only in hindsight, I assure you), let this be a warning not to promise rewards in the moment you aren’t willing to deliver on; you may regret it.

The struggle is real, but what will we let it bring out in us?

The struggle is real, but what will this crisis bring out in you and me? A flame of judgment, or a blaze of compassion?

An operation in resilience #2

Today my wee Zoë is having follow-up surgery on her arm. She smashed the bone just under her elbow in June and had plates and screws installed. I wrote a post during her first operation – I’ll admit, it was partly to distract myself from pacing the corridors and going out of my mind. ThisContinue reading “An operation in resilience #2”

Screen fatigue and digital addiction: a family experiment

We’re all tired of screens, but we’re all also addicted to them. It’s making us sick. And tired, too. Here’s three tips for beating the digital blues.

How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing

How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.