Rest Requires Trust

A holiday doesn’t automatically guarantee rest. It’s convenient and easy to tell ourselves that a change of scenery, a change of pace, or a change of country will give us rest, but the problem with going on holiday is that you take yourself with you. If...

When It Doesn’t Feel Special

 When you are good at something it often feels very normal to you. Especially when you have put in enough hours to become really good at it. What to other people seems amazing, usually feels very ordinary to the person doing it.  I often meet people doing amazing...

It’s Just The Fear Talking

People are afraid – but what comes out of their mouths often doesn’t sound like fear; It sounds more like anger, or frustration, or bitterness, or bravado. But no matter the content of the words, the force behind those words is often fear. Whether people...

I Was About To Jump In

I was about to jump in with both feet when someone stepped in and gave me some extra information that changed everything. I was about to speak out of frustration when someone encouraged me to take a gentler tone. I was about to make a decision when someone spoke up...

Overflowing With Hope

If you listen to the coffee-shop conversations, the political debates, the social-media arguments, and the news headlines, you can hear a kind of hopelessness in our world. People have lost their confidence in tomorrow. They have lost the sense that our world could...

A Bigger Story

We are invited to live in a bigger story. But to live in that bigger story we must become bigger people.  The smaller story is always easier: Take the path of least resistance. Do what you’ve always done. Stick with what you know. Medicate the pain. Bury your...