Subscribers only: Download as a PDF here. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find” Matthew 7:7. I’m convinced I had a ‘Samuel moment’ when I was 5. I thought I could hear my mum calling... More

What is your first reaction when a child or young person tells    you about a hardship they are facing? Do you feel as though you want to sort it out and save them from those negative feelings   or experiences?... More

Registered users only: Download as a PDF here.MENTAL ERRORS VERSUS GOOD DECISIONSHave you ever made a decision you knew was unwise but went  with it anyway? Sometimes we make irrational and inconsistent... More

This week I started carrying a thin leather bracelet with eight knots in it when I go out for a run. Each knot represent a person in my team at work.  More

I have a sneaking suspicion that I have become less patient in my old age. I noticed it this week in my family relationships (and they very generously confirmed my suspicions back to me!). More

Most mentoring is positive, for example mentoring for better leadership, for spiritual growth or to excel in sport, work or worship leading. But some mentoring has to focus on less positive areas, seeking... More

My 12-year-old son has been going through a tough time recently. I believe every father should be a great mentor to their daughters and sons. More

The first mentoring programme I set up was almost entirely accidental. It was essentially the product of an unconscious emphasis I had toward building empowering and supportive relationships with young... More

I’ve done something really stupid. I entered myself into an Ironman triathlon next July: a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. More

I had a good friend growing up. We’d walk to school together each day and I’d be in and out of his house so much that I considered his family friends too. More