Don’t lose heart

Don’t lose heart and don’t lose vision! Run your race with perseverance and keep your eyes on the most important things, that are already yours, that money can’t buy: Serving God, strengthening your family, building character, being honourable and generous, finding wisdom, rejecting despair and self-pity, enjoying the little things of life, working hard, always […]

The deepest parts

Consider how much human energy is expended in discovering what’s inside us. Entire industries, advancing technologies and schools of learning exist to help us peer into our physical beings. A billion words have been written in developing insight of our emotional and psychological beings. If our skin and organs were transparent and our thoughts and […]

What is love?

In the shadow of a Sydney public housing tower, light and love break out in a post-modern expression of ancient truth. The purely secular event, addressed at times by politicians of the left, fulfilled quite superbly the principle of the good Samaritan. Christians came, not with authority or position, but with that greatest of all […]

Fine moments from a free breakfast

Brian*: ‘Oh, and I’ve found Jesus.’ Me: ‘Yeah? That’s great.’ Brian: ‘He was on the corner of Ross St and Pyrmont Bridge Road.’ Me: ‘Mmm, well that’s as good a place as any.’   * named changed for privacy Stories from the ‘sharing our lives’ community breakfast being held at the Booler Centre, Lambert St […]

Early morning thoughts on hype versus strategy

Hype is a danger to leadership because it can become organisational doublespeak – sounding excited becomes compulsory regardless of results. Hype is no substitute for strategy. In fact talking it up can obscure the reality that nothing is happening. #faithnotfake There’s a place for speaking positively about what will happen to create an atmosphere of […]

Early morning thoughts on self

Self-centredness is a kind of blindness we all experience to some degree – the inability to look past ourselves and see others. Being true to yourself is best accomplished when self is illuminated by the love of God and enriched by a love for others.     Peter A Hallett