Why a raincoat could be bad for you

Not only had Jesus removed the disciples’ staff, bag, bread and money; he wants to leave them with nothing but the shirts on their backs.

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Be the adult!

My last two posts were inspired by Eric Berne’s idea that we can operate in any of 3 roles whilst engaging with others. We can play the parent, adult or child role. Using them as a framework for self-analysis I’ve been encouraged to consider who my parent figures are, and to ensure I make the…

Be the Parent

Last time I said how we need parent figures in our lives to look up to, to find direction and structure from. They may not be your real parents, but they function in that role. We all need ’em! But it’s also crucial that you are nurturing someone else.

Be the child!

However old you are, you need ‘Parent’ people in your life to provide guidelines, correction and nurture. As you get older there may even be people who play this role that are younger than you.

Dealing with (church) family tension

IN SHORT: Show love and allow others to love you. In my last post I let everyone off the hook who feels guilty that they don’t always get on with their family. In the first of two lessons I’m learning I’ll talk a bit about love. Showing love is a huge topic in itself. All…