Pushed Around but Not Over
I can still remember the day five ‘hoods’ ganged up on me as I was walking home. At around 8000 people, Te Awamutu wasn’t a big town but like any place on the face of the planet it had its ‘bad element’. It still astounds me because I had walked those streets at all times of the day and night and really hadn’t felt unsafe or in danger. Sadly on that day, a Saturday afternoon around 2pm, I became a target. No one likes to be bullied and a bully is a coward but what happens when there’s more than one?
One Thing Remains
Today I had one of those moments where you just need to know that God is still in control. My Mum must have been ‘in the zone’ because she sent me a TXT with Lamentations 3 v 22-27 which was spot on and then this song by Jeremy Riddle came on the radio from the crew at LifeFM All up Lamentations might sound scary to some but the verse, the song all came together and reminded me how we need to remain strong not because we will prevail like some humans vs. aliens movie script, but because of our God’s Love and Faithfulness.
Better Days Ahead
This morning I found this video from mate Steve Grace that he has recorded with the Watoto Children’s choir. I remember Steve saying what a …
New Year’s Rear Vision Mirror
Around the blogs and the twittersphere there is a lot of topical New Years material but there is a also a cathartic nature in writing about the topic. Like every good preacher I suspect that every blogger is ‘preaching’ first to himself before the audience reads a word.
Are you a Tattoo?
One of the modern day dilemmas involves ink, skin and Mum. Most teenagers will think about it, bikers will do it and wives may regret …
Succeeding through Self-Discipline
I would have to admit that the biggest battle of my life is with my ‘self’. I’m constantly having to pull my ‘self’ into line, …