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Teaching, driving, and other challenges…

I think I was about 7 or 8 when I came to the realisation that I was clever, and by the time I was 10, this was the most important thing about me – being Clever was what made me stand out; it was what made me important. In the survival-of-the-fittest climate that dominated inner-city […]

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Week 2: thoughts on transition…

So this weekend I spent every moment I was alone crying in fear and repeatedly refusing to go to bed because I didn’t want Monday to come. Here’s the question: Why? Some thoughts… “My servant Moses is dead.  Now proceed to cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving […]

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On living slowly (in theory at least!)

              It’s funny, I can feel myself growing up – growing older. It feels like slowing down. I used to revel in late nights, not minding the tiredness of the next day: watching lecture notes swim before my eyes, cycling back  to wake myself up again, have a second […]

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Stop! Consuming.

Stop! Consuming. music stories information food drink coffee tea alcohol friendships facebook work hobbies TV Stop! Consuming.   Let’s fight back walk slow take a break say, “I have enough” “I am good enough.”   Where are the shopping malls shrouded in mystery? aisles and doorways to search and explore feel the fabric or a […]

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Thoughts on forgiveness…

Here are some incomplete thoughts I had last year when I was thinking about how Christians talk a lot about forgiveness but what actually is it?  Here goes…   To not forgive is to hold on to someone else’s guilt, believing you have the rights to it because of how they’ve hurt you, and what […]