Wednesday, May 22
Jesus only?
Uncategorized

Jesus only?

It is post-Easter. Jesus has risen. He has met with his disciples a couple of times. In the absence of knowing what next, the disciples keep a semblance of a routine going. Always a good thing when your world is upside down, to remain consistent in healthy routines. 7 go fishing. They catch nothing all night! Not good when half the crew are experienced fisherman. Someone calls from the shore telling them to cast the net out on the other side and try again. Curious, tired, bewildered, they do it. They catch a catch of a lifetime. The nets are bursting. Fish jumping all over the place. But get this. See what Peter does. ... they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord
What the Greatest Teams Have …
Work Life

What the Greatest Teams Have …

The greatest teams have certain things going on that make them great. There is no team without what I call 'A Reason'.  Some call this a vision.  The word vision might seem a little too much for some team functions. But every team must have 'A Reason' for existing.  What is your purpose? There is no team without a 'Team Leader'.  About 15 years ago companies experimented with the concept of what they called 'Self-managed Teams' - it failed!  A team will never work at its maximum ability without a Team Leader - leadership is essential.  A leadership that can adopt a style suitable for any given moment of the day - coaching, directive, consultative, listening and developmental. Of course, needless to say, a Team is not a team without 'Team members'...
Staying authentic in a conflicted world
Leadership, Personal Life, Uncategorized

Staying authentic in a conflicted world

Recent years have reshaped how we need to approach the world, our lives and ministry. I'm not just talking about the effects of the pandemic, but also shifts in sociological norms, the savage pressures of media on Churches and the shifting expectations from within ourselves. We need to navigate this well as our future success and well being will hinge on it. It has been my observation that there are some fundamentals we need to keep in shape in order for us to stay strong in the midst of these onslaughts. These observations, I trust, will help us live free of internal conflict or division, hence why I use the word 'authentic' to describe them. Authenticity in its purist sense is being the real deal. It is a behaviour that is integrated within oneself. A person who is w...
What on earth am I here to do?
Personal Life, Uncategorized

What on earth am I here to do?

In the background are all the usual party sounds, the bustling of glasses, coffee cups and chatter.  Music is faintly penetrating these sounds to bring an ambiance to the evening. Yet through this are the tones of Lizby talking to a couple of people.  I can’t make out exactly what she is saying, but I know it’s her voice, I know her tone, her vocal rhythm and intonations.  I can even tell the mood of the conversation.  She is so familiar to me it isn’t difficult to hear this through all the other background noises. There is an echo in our spirit.  It’s a heavenly sound, which is why it is sometimes so quiet, it sounds different to other sounds, it is not pushy but it is insistent, it doesn’t take over, but it can consume, it isn’t a demand, but it is a call
The Blessing of Wisdom
Personal Life

The Blessing of Wisdom

A short Bible study encouragement on Ephesians 1:3 and bouncing into Proverbs 9 and 10. Talking about the spiritual blessing connected to wisdom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3JIlH6LQrQ