If you follow English football (not soccer!), you'll be aware of a particular coach famous for his 'park the bus' philosophy. I'm not claiming to be the world's leading football analyst but I know that on several occasions where I've watched this coach's team play under this 'park the bus' strategy, it was mind-numbingly boring. … Continue reading Stay on the attack!
If you clicked on this hoping for a 5 minutes church/pastor bashing session, I'm very happy to disappoint you. When the phrase spiritual blackmail comes up, it's easy to swivel our necks around the church hall looking at others and not ourselves. I've been a Christian for a few years now and I think I … Continue reading Say ‘NO’ to spiritual blackmail
“You are the only you God made... God made you and broke the mould.” Max Lucado *WARNING: what you are about to read might come across as a rant, so proceed with caution 🙂 I taught English in secondary schools for over two years and one of the many things that used to grate on … Continue reading My very personal beef with ‘just’
Same storm, different boats. Pastor Rick Warren used this analogy in a recent conversation with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel (HTB Brompton). Our world has been besieged by relentless waves and hurricanes of grief, loss, pain, confusion and paralysis. We’re all stuck in a collective limbo; to ease lockdown or to not ease lockdown? The same … Continue reading Same storm, different boats
What do you do when a change of guard looms and you are staring down the barrel of an unknown future? The book of Deuteronomy is sort of Moses’ last counselling session with the nation of Israel. He had led them for forty years and they were now on the verge of Jordan; Canaan was … Continue reading Transition in 3D
"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair..." 2Cor. 4:8,9 2020 strikes again, this time very close to home. My father in law, Daddy Olatoye, fell asleep and not even our loudest wailing could wake him up. Although he spent the last 22 years in a wheel … Continue reading How to live a limitless life – a tribute to my father-in-law
'2020.' This was supposed to be the year of clear vision. Turns out that our vision is as cloudy and foggy as ever. Turns out that thick menacing and destructive clouds of hate still hover ominously over society. I couldn't bring myself to watch the video of George Floyd's tragic death. From the still photos … Continue reading How do we unravel the deadly tapestry of hate?
What would you consider your greatest achievement to date? What is the precious gold medal you proudly (and rightfully so) display around your neck? What is the source of your swag? For example, being a great mother and homemaker is an excellent and worthy achievement. It takes a special type of person to repeatedly wake … Continue reading Dear Speck, calm down!
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin - Mother Theresa Ready or not, this is the day. This is the day to start ... (fill in the blanks) This is the day to stop... (fill in the blanks) This is the day to grow. This is the … Continue reading Ready or not…