If there’s one member of our household taking these uncertain times in his stride, it’s our black-furred, silver-pawed cockapoo, Rupert—whose playfulness is getting him through heatwaves and lockdowns alike. Rupert’s joy seems based on the fact he has legs and he can run, and with his tongue out and ears flapping, he dashes through the
I thought I was getting through this Covid crisis OK—until a couple of weeks ago. That’s when chores started taking longer to do, broken by spells of staring at walls. Articles took longer to write as I doodled instead of typed. I stopped posting on social media because I couldn’t focus my thoughts, and I
Friends: they celebrate our birthdays, pop a cork over our new jobs, become bridesmaids and best men at our weddings. But fewer of us seem to have them. In the UK, a recent YouGov survey found that more than 1-in-10 Britons have no close friends and a further 1-in-10 have no friends at all. In the US, 35 percent
Most of us grow up assuming our life will take a certain path. We’ll go to school, find a job, get married, start a family. But things don’t always go as planned. That was our story. And the Day of Discovery team have turned that story into a short film you can watch now FREE.
I recently heard a fascinating story about a heart surgeon. At the end of one operation, he returned his patient’s heart back into the chest and began gently massaging it back to life. But the heart wouldn’t restart. More intense measures followed, but the heart still wouldn’t beat. Finally, the surgeon knelt by the unconscious
Sometimes I’m surprised at what I get nostalgic about. The other day I reminisced about the way in-flight entertainment used to be done on planes. You might remember it. Before we had individual touch screens with a million movie options, a hostess would announce the ‘feature film’ was about to start, those who wanted to
It's been a monumental few days. How are you feeling? With historians saying Coronavirus will reshape our future, with livelihoods in jeopardy and many vulnerable, you may be feeling anxious. At the same time, this pivotal moment calls for self-sacrifice for the good of strangers. How can we meet these demands? Here is something that
Beginning Tuesday 18th August, join me for this highly recommended 5-session online retreat. Through story, scripture, video clips and reflective exercises, we will journey together to find new identity and purpose through these uncertain times.
According to research from the University of Derby, people who take as little as 20 seconds a day to notice nature are happier, have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and are more motivated to care for the earth. Scientists are still in discussion as to why this is the case but I have an
I recently asked my seven year-old nephew what he wanted to be when he grew up. With delightful honesty he said, “I want to be famous!” He's not alone, of course. Lots of kids want to be famous, as did we at his age. But for some years now polls have revealed a growing hunger