The fuel gauge on this soul wasn’t on E for Enough, it was on E for Empty and Exhausted. How do we restore the soul?
Life is exhausting at times. Demands come from everywhere. Things start to fall apart and you’re that little less patient. Anxious and depressive thoughts gain a strength of their own, but you have to keep going. Continue reading
It all happened like a kind of slow motion movie.
I was driving home the other day and as I approaching a corner, one that I have driven around probably thousands of times, I saw a white car take it way too fast. It lost control, came across the middle line and ploughed into a large 4wd. The white car literally bounced off the 4wd and spun around back on to its correct side of the road and then into a ditch. Continue reading
It’s his favourite resting place.
I have a large comfortable chair in my office. With solid armrests and comfortable cushions sometimes it’s a tussle between myself and our two dogs who gets to sit on it.
Our nervous pound pooch Tyler particularly likes it. He climbs his large body into it, does a little dance circle of three spins then plops himself down. Tucking his whole body, legs, tail, nose into a ball, he makes himself a nest where he can rest and feel secure. Continue reading
I had never quite sensed that feeling of release before.
That feeling of letting it all go and handing it on to someone else. I had been in ministry for 13 years serving as a Pastor/ Chaplain to people who struggled with ‘Normal Church’, mostly due to Mental Illness. It had been a time of growth and challenge where I along with a team of volunteers developed a mid week church service, ran camps and all the other stuff pastors do.
It was a load though, it was a responsibility, and now Continue reading
Her response wasn’t surprising. She was probably more surprised at being asked the question.
It was one of those random telemarketing phone calls that seem to always occur when you are just about to eat dinner or watch your favourite TV show.
She was polite and asked if I had a few minutes to answer a couple of questions.
‘Why not’ I thought. I have been in the situation of doing surveys door to door and the struggle of all those rejections.