Dreams

Announcing Our New Film on Dealing with Broken Dreams

This was never what Merryn and I expected to happen. I wrote a book about broken dreams. People started reading it. Emails came in from readers. The book got shortlisted for an award. And now they’re making a documentary about it. Here’s what happened behind-the-scenes of the filming this week! More…

034 Will I Regret it?

It’s time to talk about regret. Or more specifically, the fear of future regret. If you decide it’s time to let your unfulfilled dream go, will you one day regret it? Read this touching letter from Renee. What advice would you give her?
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033 When Do You Let a Dream Die?

In Resurrection Year I shared how Merryn and I brought our dream of having a family to an end. Since then I’ve even advised people that giving up a dream can be important for their healing. But one major question remains, one I’ve been reluctant to address until now: When do you know it’s time to let a dream die? More…

032 Six Tests for a God-Given Dream

We all have dreams for our lives, families, businesses or church ministries. One thing is sure: God’s dream for us is better than our own. But how can we know whether the dream we have for our lives is God’s dream, or simply the product of our own ego-driven imaginations? Here are 6 tests to try. More…

Dealing with Broken Dreams: Live at Riverview Church [video]

Most of us believe in the Disney Dream: that our prince will come, the damsel will be rescued, and the fairy tale of our lives will come true. But what do we do when the the fairy tale doesn’t come true? Here’s our Resurrection Year story recorded at Riverview Church, Perth. More…

018 Infertility and Grief: Does the Pain Ever Go Away? [Podcast/Video]

Proverbs 30 describes the barren womb as ‘never satisfied’. In this video and podcast I respond to Becky’s question: does the pain and longing of infertility ever go away, or just lessen over time? More…

007 Bob, Larry and Dreams. The Phil Vischer Interview [Podcast]

In 1989 22 year-old Phil Vischer launched an animated kids show starring a cast of talking vegetables. It became the massively popular VeggieTales series. In this interview Phil talks candidly about the rise and fall of his company, and the lessons he learned about dreams, success, failure and God. More…

Time to Show You the Cover for Resurrection Year!

Here is the cover design for my next book Resurrection Year. As the subtitle suggests, Resurrection Year is a book about starting again after a dream has died, and recounts Merryn’s and my move to England for a ‘new beginning’ of our own. As the back cover says, Resurrection Year is “one part spiritual memoir and one part love story… an honest look at reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.” More…

A Story About Starting Again (Resurrection Year excerpt)

I have just finished the first draft of my next book – a memoir about broken dreams and new beginnings. Here’s a little story from it about hope. You can start again after a dream has died because God is a God of new beginnings. More…

Exciting News: My Next Book with Thomas Nelson

I have some exciting news. As of last week I have signed a contract with US publishing giant Thomas Nelson for my next book. It is not the kind of book I was ever expecting to write. Here’s how it came about. More…