Old Dog, New Tricks

Part of our capacity for change is our capacity to learn; about ourselves and about the environment we work and live in. Of course, as time marches on, we tell ourselves that we can’t learn new processes, that we’re too set in our ways. Because of this, we tell...

GO!

In a world where so many obstacles stand in the way of our happiness, we can develop a finely tuned sense of our own inadequacy. How could we not, when we seem set up to fail from the word go? It’s a shame that people feel the need to belittle others…to remind them of...

Always Facing Forward

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. – John 4:23 One of the greatest temptations in our lives, as people in the world and as people in Christ, is to...

The Art of Thinking Brilliantly

The world is a tiring, draining place. It places so many obstacles in our paths, barriers that we have to clamber across to reach the places that it tells us we need to get to. How many times have you been asked about your day, and answered, “I’m so tired,” “I’ve had...

The Space Between the Notes

The French composer Claude Debussy once famously said, “Music is the space between the notes.” The greatest blues musicians are able to captivate us by playing less, not more. Artists refer to the idea of ‘negative space’; the absence of content that itself carries...

The Problem with People

Other people can be hard work. Whether it’s friends or family, work colleagues or schoolmates, husbands, wives or children, one thing is a constant—other people can, on occasion, be royal pains in the posterior. Other people are capable of wronging us in a marvelously...