Some churches have statements of faith they adhere to, called creeds. But they’re often not the kind of thing we turn to in times of trial. So my author friend Tony Horsfal wrote his own: a courage-building ‘Resilience Creed’—one that expresses the kind of truths we can hold to in times of adversity and pain.
Almost daily we hear another reason to be alarmed at the state of our world—from war, famine and terror, to our own personal storms. In troubling times like these, some of the world’s greatest leaders have gained strength from one famous speech: the Sermon on the Mount. In this video filmed in Melbourne, I explore
During a particularly challenging time in my life, I began reading Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount in depth. What I found there captured my soul and changed me deeply. The result was 'Resilient'. You've heard about the book and audiobook—now, the DVD. And the first session's FREE.
When I released my latest book 'Resilient', I was invited to speak at events and in chats with the media, about the book's message on how to become more resilient. One of those chats was with Hope 103.2 journalist Clare Chate, my former producer and good friend, who suggested we do a video interview. She
How can you stay strong when the storms of life hit? To find out, plug in your headphones, and take a 90-day AUDIO journey with me through Jesus' Sermon On the Mount. Yes friends, after weeks of recording and editing, the 'Resilient' audiobook is here—an unabridged recording of my devotional that will recalibrate your callings,
Some days we wake to a world of crystal skies and bright possibilities. And other days it’s to rain pelting our windows and thunder rattling our roofs. How can we stay strong when the storms of life hit—when a spouse leaves, a client sues, unemployment strikes, or our dreams fail to come true? Rich with
It is prayed each Sunday in churches. Some of us grew up reciting it daily in school. It can suffer from both neglect and mindless repetition because of its familiarity. But when prayed slowly and with intent, it is possibly the most powerful prayer one can pray, touching every area of our lives. In this
We are the options generation. We can pursue almost any career and lifestyle, something previous generations only dreamed of. But our increasing affluence has brought problems. We can want too much, be pulled in too many directions, and lack clarity of mind and purpose. In this post and podcast we'll look at Jesus's remedy to
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,
Researchers into resilience are agreed: there are mental, emotional, social, and spiritual factors that help build inner strength in us. In my book 'Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life' I share how I discovered these factors in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. In this accompanying ebook, I invite you to explore five practices implicit