Category: Life Lessons
Back to the Future
Five years ago, I went silent. I just didn’t know what to say anymore.
How Do I Smell?
As I said goodbye to my girlfriend earlier this week and got ready to get in my car, she asked me to wait as she disappeared.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. ~George Augustus Moore Every song on shuffle today wants to remind me that home may always be a foreign concept to me. Lyrics like: Why am I the one always packing up my stuff? (Why Am I the…
And Who Do You Say I Am?
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16v15 Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They responded. Then Jesus rephrased the question: “Who do you say I am?” To which Simon Peter responded, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” This is a question…
On Being a Man
“Every man feels that the world is asking him to be something he doubts very much he has it in him to be.” – John Eldredge (Wild at Heart) The thing about being a man is that sometimes we get scared too. Sometimes we get scared that maybe we’re not everything you want and need…
In Memory of Madiba
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” • “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but…
In Memory of…
Right around the world, today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Fifteen years ago, HIV/AIDS became relevant to my life. When I was just ten years old, and we had only just moved to Cambodia – my parents were asked by a mother, dying of complications from AIDS, to care for her two year old…
The Time In Between
“There is how we were before, and how we are now, and the time between is spent choosing which doors to open, and which to close.” -Karen White I’m in the time in between. I’m in the time in between, returning from Cambodia, having worked in youth ministry to resettling in Australia, preparing to work in media…
My Own Worst Enemy
They say we’re our own worst enemy. First off, who is this we that we always quote? I need to know. Secondly, I think this this we has a point. I think I am my own worst enemy. Not on purpose of course. —Cue random story— When I get into songwriting mode, I usually pick up a guitar or…
Be forewarned: I’ve written about being single before, I’m about to write about it now and there’s every chance I’ll write about it again. At this point in life, it’s just a part of who I am. And it’s not a complaint – it’s just an insight into my personal observations on being a single…