God Wants You To Be Happy?

"May all who are godly be HAPPY..." - Psalm 97:12 NLT96 It feels so good to hear the words, "God wants me to be happy." It feels good to hear that, above all else, He wants me to enjoy life and only wants good things to happen in my life. But what if that weren't entirely …

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A Letter from Dad

This is a letter I wrote to my firstborn son, Will, a few months after his arrival. Seeing as yesterday was Father's Day, I though I would post it on my blog to try and express the emotions and feelings a dad feels towards his children. Dear William On Thursday the 21st of July 2011 your …

Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love (Part 2)

In an article I wrote many months ago (If you haven't read it, I suggest you do, otherwise this post may not make as much sense) I wrote about the fact that money and happiness are not always directly related. And while that might sound noble or perhaps naive, I wanted to ask myself the question, "Is this …

Building Bridges

This is a guest post from Richard Dahlstrom that I simply had to repost. One of the things that’s most annoying about what’s come to be called “Christianity” in western civilization is its tendency to create people who are withdrawn from the real world. This happens because of a false understanding of what “the world” …

Change Something.

So many people I speak to are desperate for change. ...in their church. ...in their business ...in their marriage. ...in their health. ...etc etc. Yet, when you dig a little deeper, what they really want is to have the benefits of change without paying the cost of change. We want to keep eating donuts, but get skinnier. We want …

The Land Between

This sunday we started a new series at my church called "The Land Between" - looking at the Israelites forty-year journey through the desert towards the Promised Land. Reflecting on this ancient story, I realised that this "land between" was fertile ground for COMPLAINT and for STRUGGLE. But interestingly, it was also fertile ground for FAITH …