Wednesday, May 12
Step 1,2,3 Exercise advise for Isolation
Health Life

Step 1,2,3 Exercise advise for Isolation

Recently I carried out an Instagram poll asking if you found it harder or easier to workout since being in isolation. Many of you said you find it harder. So let's embrace this challenge together and see if we can take some simply 1,2,3 steps to help. This is for beginners, intermediate and advanced exercisers. Whether it's the lack of availability of a gym, a busier family life or simply the change of routine has disrupted a habit or motivation, we can all adjust. YOUR HEALTH IS SO IMPORTANT. The condition of our mental and emotional health and our spiritual alertness can also be connected to our physical health. Try this video, straight from my home to yours, on how to step up our physical condition. We will look at some simple steps and so very helpful apps, requirin...
How to build community in an isolated society
Family Life, Personal Life

How to build community in an isolated society

Take a few moments to read this extremely helpful advice from one of our team - Jamie Baker (instagram: jamiedbaker) : These last few days and weeks have been somewhat of a rollercoaster. Many of you likely feel how I do: baffled by the measures we’ve had to go to in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic; concerned by how many different people I have contact with every day who could leave me infected; confident that, being young, healthy, and faith-filled, this will not end badly; and slightly overwhelmed by toilet roll-related memes. Different countries appear to be at varying stages of lock-down, but it seems almost the entire church globally has been forced to branch out online. For some, this is mandated by government restrictions, for others, it’s sheer wisdom. But
Peace in a Storm
Health Life, Personal Life

Peace in a Storm

I may not be able to control the storm, but I can determine whether it controls me.  I choose peace to fill my mind, not the storm clouds.  So be anxious for nothing! I first published this blog at the end of last year, but it seems worth re-publishing given our global current circumstances. It is so important to keep everything in perspective, to use calming language, not alarmist language, but of course we can best do this if our internal world is experiencing peace. Please read on .... Philippians 4:6,7 NIVDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. How com...
Personal Life, Uncategorized

I’ve got a control issue!

Ever wondered why you like to be in control? You may not be a 'control freak' but if you don't have somewhat of a control issue then you are probably not fully human! We have an innate desire to control our environment, our lives, relationships and, well, pretty much everything! In turn we fall in the trap of things controlling us; our money, our performance, habits, desires and, well, pretty much anything! Yet, if we could resist the slightly freakish internal control demand for a moment we might discover some powerful tools that will break this control issue. In the words of Clay Scroggins in his book ‘How to Lead in a World of Distraction’ you need to ‘Turn down the noise long enough to be curious about what’s inside of you.’ As we turn down the distracting white noises ar
Leadership, Personal Life

A leader is born through vulnerability and courage

Reconciling vulnerability, leadership and courage It requires courage to be vulnerable.  A vulnerable leader is a strong leader, if he or she chooses courage. The age old debate is whether leaders are born or made.  Well, actually, it’s probably not much of a debate any more, I think it is pretty accepted that it is a mixture of both.  There is a certain personality mix that gives some people a head start on the leadership path.  However, the qualities, capacity and design of a leader are made, developed and forged.  Furthermore this would be by far the more significant factor to whether someone is a leader or not, well above personality, having the right start in life or any other inherent factor. In the process of being formed as a leader, it is my