Attention Awareness

Normally at the end of every month I look back through the lessons I’ve written down each day and pick the one that stands out to me the most. That then becomes my Lesson of the Month. It’s a good practice that helps to remind me of the most important things I’ve learnt, many of … Continue reading Attention Awareness

Choose Your Attitude

Choose Your Attitude.   Life is hard right now. I don’t say that in a oh-woe-is-me kind of way, I say it because it’s a daily reality for all of us. Lockdown 3 is dragging on and the hope of getting back to normal actually seems to be receding, not getting closer. Lockdown a year … Continue reading Choose Your Attitude

December’s Lesson: After a draining week the Sabbath is how we fill our souls back up with life (John Mark Comer)

December's Lesson: After a draining week the Sabbath is how we fill our souls back up with life (John Mark Comer).   I’ve been reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer this year. Quotes from it have been my Lesson of the Day literally dozens of times over the past few months, … Continue reading December’s Lesson: After a draining week the Sabbath is how we fill our souls back up with life (John Mark Comer)

November’s Lesson: Technology interruptions break our hours into confetti

November's Lesson: Technology interruptions break our hours into confetti (Ashley Whillans).   How many times a week do you catch yourself thinking or saying something like: if only I had more time? We promise ourselves and dream that we’d do x, y and z if only we had more time. The truth is, we already … Continue reading November’s Lesson: Technology interruptions break our hours into confetti

October’s Lesson: Love chooses to move at the other person’s pace rather than requiring them to move at ours.

October's Lesson: Love chooses to move at the other person’s pace rather than requiring them to move at ours.   There are many definitions of love and what it looks like, but this one was new to me. I know that a convoy can only move at the speed of its slowest member, but I … Continue reading October’s Lesson: Love chooses to move at the other person’s pace rather than requiring them to move at ours.

September’s Lesson: Prayerlessness is a sure recipe for falling into temptation

September's Lesson: Prayerlessness is a sure recipe for falling into temptation.   We need to pray more. That’s not exactly a revolutionary statement – I think many of us have thought this at one time or other – but do we take prayer, or the lack thereof, seriously enough?   This statement was one of … Continue reading September’s Lesson: Prayerlessness is a sure recipe for falling into temptation

August’s Lesson: Since we can’t earn more time, we should be more concerned about budgeting our hours than budgeting our money.

August's Lesson: Since we can’t earn more time, we should be more concerned about budgeting our hours than budgeting our money.   Time is money, or so the saying goes. True enough, to a point. Time can be used to earn money and lost time can mean lost income. On the other hand, though, time … Continue reading August’s Lesson: Since we can’t earn more time, we should be more concerned about budgeting our hours than budgeting our money.

July’s Lesson: Lay down tracks of truth for your train of thought to follow

July's Lesson: Lay down tracks of truth for your train of thought to follow.   This fantastic sentence was originally written by Jeff Lucas, and it was my wife who introduced it to me in July. She was inspired by it so much that she wrote an entire devotional on it, which you can check … Continue reading July’s Lesson: Lay down tracks of truth for your train of thought to follow

June’s Lesson: Silence speaks. Don’t let the fear of saying too much for some or too little for others lead you to say nothing.

June's Lesson: Silence speaks. Don’t let the fear of saying too much for some or too little for others lead you to say nothing.   This post is the latest in a new series based on the main lessons I’ve learnt in 2020. Keeping up the habit I started in 2018, I write down one lesson that … Continue reading June’s Lesson: Silence speaks. Don’t let the fear of saying too much for some or too little for others lead you to say nothing.