Cateura is a small slum in Paraguay, South America, built on a rubbish tip. Desperately poor, its villagers eke out a living by recycling and selling whatever they can find in the garbage. But from these unpromising conditions something beautiful has emerged. And it holds an important lesson for you and me.
I made a number of discoveries while writing The Making of Us, one of the most impacting being that the trials of life can release our best gifts into the world. All it takes is some creative merging of those trials with our God-given talents. In this short video I unpack the idea with some
Dreams. We all have them. But by our 40s, some of us have had to watch our dreams die. Yet even those broken dreams can become something beautiful. In this video I explain how sometimes the 'wilderness' - the dark and barren place of longing and loss – is in fact the best place for
In a world where there is brokenness and decay at every turn, how can Christians be a voice of hope? How can we ensure our words, messages, conversations and art bring hope that is inspiring yet practical at the same time? At the 2015 Premier Digital Conference, I spoke on the topic of creating hope,
Researchers into resilience say we bounce back from adversity better when we can turn our weakness into strength and our pain into power. It's a nice thought, but how can it happen? Here are four ways I've seen God do it by seeing pain as a challenge to be fulfilled, a gift to be embraced,
Merryn and I have just returned from a holiday to southern Italy. It was a trip filled with both beauty and decay. Yet even in the decay a subtle beauty was found - a 'broken beauty' which can help us see our own lives in a new way. Here are 30 photographs to show you
Imagine entering life without arms or legs. In 1982 Nick Vujicic was born with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder, a condition which still baffles doctors today. Yet, with one small foot and a lot of faith, Nick is living a most extraordinary life and bringing hope to millions.