Making shit shine

Why do some people thrive even when life dumps them a horrendous pile, while others just flounder?  Why?  What makes the magical difference? I honestly don’t know.  And yet, it’s hard not to ask the question when you’re face to face with men and women who are literally making shit shine.  In circumstances beyond anything … More Making shit shine

Smokin! How to set the world aflame from the pages of the bible.

There are probably dents in my forehead from pressing it up against the window pane as Fiji’s coastline sneaks into view beneath us – I’ll never tire of watching the land creep up under the wing tip of a plane as we tilt away from the sun. There’s something about seeing the earth from the … More Smokin! How to set the world aflame from the pages of the bible.

Yep, poor people have mobiles. Please give them more money.

The moment I spot the mobile phone I flash an eyebrow at our photographer. It says “Damn it, can we get that out of there? If not physically, then at least out of the shot? I totally forgot about mobile phones…” Then I continue to forget about mobiles because #otherfishtofry and clearly Alex just thinks … More Yep, poor people have mobiles. Please give them more money.

Why I’m chuffed our daughters are still part of church – and why we haven’t invited you to come.

If you ask B why she goes to church, up until pretty recently morning tea will have figured high on the list. Memorable moment – our three year old clinking communion glasses with her father and declaring loudly: “Cheers.” J would probably tell you she goes because her two best friends from Primary School are there, along … More Why I’m chuffed our daughters are still part of church – and why we haven’t invited you to come.

How to be completely content in three easy steps

I was chatting with a friend the other day about being content. “I’m reading this book and it says something about it…” she told me. “Here we go… ‘God wants you to be content….’ That’s helpful isn’t it?” We both started laughing. I’m sure the book said other stuff too, but it struck me as … More How to be completely content in three easy steps