Monday, 23 January 2012

Crushed like diamonds

I understand that diamonds are formed through immense heat and pressure crushing carbon materials which results in something incredibly beautiful out of all that heat and pressure.

If we were to look closely at one another's lives then I'm sure we would see little glints of mini diamonds or at least tiny flecks of diamonds from past struggles.

The past year has been in many respects the most difficult me and my family have ever had to go through. And yet deep down I feel a certain peace radiating. It's not the temporary peace that would be afforded from solutions to life's problems because generally life has a whole stack of other problems around the corner for us. This peace seems to be saying to me it's OK, life is difficult but you are safe I'll be with you. Maybe just maybe I am starting to understand, to grasp the truth and reality of Jesus' words "my peace I give you".

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Happy New Year - better late than never!
Happy New Year readers! I sincerely hope 2012 is a year like no other for you - not like 2011, 2010, or 2009, 2008 and so on.

It's been awhile since I posted to the blog and there are a variety of reasons summed up in the word, life - the busyness, struggles, challenges etc. - as my favourite opening line of a book goes, "Life is difficult."*

However, I return to blog again for another year and although I have not been writing ideas have been bubbling up in my mind. So what can you expect from me in the near future? My first post will be tomorrow - written a couple of months ago and feel it's right for now - followed by my 2012 book list, reviewing/revisiting my top and least viewed posts, more leadership views, further posts on my experiences and tips for administration, and some ideas that are forming on belief & unbelief and the temptation of fads. I am also hoping to have some guest posts!

One area of my blog is missing from the above list, did you notice it?

Six things, the micro interviews with interesting people that have been very popular. I did nine of these in 201, but who will I ask in 2012? Well I have some ideas but I want to put that question out to all my readers as well, who would you like to see answer my six questions? Please do comment below, email me or message me on facebook or twitter. I will definitely approach the most popular people who you want to hear from.

So onwards into 2012, I look forward to journeying with you.

* The Road Less Travelled by M Scot Peck