Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.
‘Would you have work done?’ It was a topic that came up one night at an office job, when we were having Friday night nibbles. Because we thought we were the cast from Sex and the City (‘work, of course, meant cosmetic surgery).
The most powerful argument can be the one where we don’t talk. But what does that have to do with Brussels sprouts?
Aristotle said, ‘Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.’ But that’s not an option in the face of a mission value that calls us to ‘Support Our Army’.
I’ve sat at my father’s deathbed twice, almost three times. The first time was when Dad suffered a major stroke at 66. We weren’t sure he’d survive. He did, but was left paralysed on one side and with his personality very
The Salvation Army value ‘Do the Right Thing’ sounds straightforward, but unless we allow ourselves to be guided by a clear standard, it’s so easy to get things wrong.
With advances in screening for unborn children with Down syndrome, the future of genetic selection is now. This offers up grave questions about the value of people with Down syndrome, and of what it means to be human in the 21st century.
How do we allow people to move from feeling like outsiders, to knowing they belong? The Salvation Army value ‘Offer a Place to Belong’ is a challenge to look beyond our own needs.
When New Zealander Kara Isaac couldn’t find a Christian novel she wanted to read, she decided to write one herself. This month she releases her third book, and is a nominee at the international ‘Oscars of romance writing’.
Autocorrect and predictive text on smartphones are supposed to help us. But sometimes they’re laughably wrong. Like when you say you’re ‘auditioning your kids’, and autocorrect changes it to ‘auctioning your kids’.