just do stuff!

By |2014-11-01T22:06:31+00:00November 10th, 2014|coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, random, writing|

Creativity and the creative process get a lot of air-time these days in articles, books and blog posts. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of tips out there on how to be create, how to write. Read a lot. Read widely. Write every day. Find new locations for inspiration. Write with noise. Write in quiet. And so on. These are great ideas, really helpful. I abide by them in varied levels of commitment because they help me. But you know what they’re not.....? A formula. Creativity doesn’t come with a one-size-fits-all formula. If it did everyone would be creative and by [...]

turning up

By |2014-07-11T20:02:17+00:00July 15th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, random, theology|

Again in a Q-&-A at a recent church weekend, I found myself encouraging people to keep on 'turning up.' Old wisdom says, “90% of life is simply showing up.” I get that. But what about the things that we don’t want to show up to, but we have to?  Or the things that we do want to do, but are afraid to begin? I want to encourage you to show up consistently and see what God does as a result. Just begin. Just show up and start. Show up and ask God to guide you as you go.  In those times, as I begin [...]

effort

By |2013-12-11T12:40:01+00:00December 11th, 2013|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

"Like a car without petrol, that has to be pushed and that comes to a standstill as soon as it is left alone, many Christians endeavour to drive themselves by will power and then think the Christian life a most exhausting and bitter one." Watchman Nee Success does not get us into the kingdom of God, failure does not keep us out of there. The only thing that matters is our trust in Jesus. So rest. For your faith is based on the finished work of Jesus. So go on....... Trust and obey Him, in the power of the Holy Spirit. No more [...]