Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.
I’ve grown up around animals, so it was perhaps inevitable I would become a ‘cat lady’ (while resisting the ‘crazy’ label that so often goes with it.)
Over the past five years, The Salvation Army in the UK has assisted over 4500 victims of human trafficking. It’s all around us, including New Zealand, says director Anne Read—If you have the eyes to see it.
What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurt-y. What happened when the oyster went dancing? He pulled a muscle.
Like most Kiwi kids, I grew up with dad jokes. It was our role as children to look bored and roll our eyes. But, of course, we secretly loved them. And now I find myself repeating my dad’s jokes to my own pre-schooler, trying to at least get a pity laugh.
Running in his fourth Olympics, Nick Willis is well accustomed to carrying the identity of one of the world’s best. But unlike most sporting celebrities, he’s also brutally honest about his shortcomings and struggles.
The runners sped up, heading for the top bend of the track and the home straight. What followed was one of my favourite memories.
When his Lego skills left a toddler unimpressed, Jeremy Suisted learnt a difficult lesson in thankfulness. He reflects on the importance of that small word ‘thanks’, and on its extravagant implications in the unseen Kingdom of God.
I like to think I fly the banner for averagely-achieving mums. Recently, we held our first proper, kids-high-on-candy birthday party.
In the final part of this series, Carla Lindsey asks what the book of Jonah is really about … and the answers are bigger than a really big fish.
Actor Tom Ellis of Miranda fame tackles a very different character in TVNZ’s new show Lucifer. As Lucifer Morningstar, he’s a supernatural force in human form, eliciting the deepest, darkest secrets from people … and yet, given time, may evolve into a more moral entity altogether.