This turtle looks like how I’ve felt the last couple of days. Stuck, flailing around wildly, and getting nowhere for all my efforts. 🐢 I think a lot of us feel like that at the moment. The exhaustion of going around the house in circles tidying up after kids, the monotony of the same surroundingsContinue reading “When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.”
Category Archives: relationships
Living a #nofilter life: who are we when no one is watching?
We are made to be instruments not ornaments.
We are made for connection over making good impressions.
We were made for service above self-promotion.
When you’re asking yourself if you’re making a difference, remember that the tip of the iceberg is all you see
Never measure the fruit of your labours or the impact of your life only by what you see. Because what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.
No regrets: it’s time to do what you’ve been dreaming about.
If you had one day left to live, what would you say, what would you do, and what would you give?
A question that could change your life
The next time someone does something that makes your blood boil, try asking yourself this question… it might just change your life!
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.
Are you fluent in love?
The people in my family communicate love in very different ways. Different things make them feel special. Different things make them feel warm and fuzzy inside. And so I find that each new day is a new step in the journey of learning to love well.
Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism
‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t know who first said this, but I can’t understand why it became so popular. Because it’s quite simply wrong. I would re-render it as: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there’s nothing like words to bring you down.’Continue reading “Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism”
The superpower of self-awareness, and how to get it
It’s not often considered to be one of life’s superpowers. But you can’t be a good spouse, friend, employee, team player or leader without it. Leadership coach Reggie McNeal says it is the most valuable skill in a leader’s toolkit. Marriages can’t thrive in its absence. Friendships blossom in its abundance.
So what is it, and how do you get – or should I say – grow it?
When weariness weighs you down, who holds you up?
Once upon a time there was a battle. A fight which felt impossible to win. The leader of one side was known for his great exploits. His courage. His bravery. His boldness. His unwavering confidence in his God. But in this particular story, he is vulnerable, he is weary, and he is tired. A groupContinue reading “When weariness weighs you down, who holds you up?”