• If you’re going through hell, don’t stop

    Eleven years ago, my wife and I watched a great new Hollywood movie that just had hit the DVD shelves called Fun With Dick and Jane. Our children were much younger at the time and so we used to tuck them into bed and our ‘date night’ was a rented DVD on a Saturday night. […]

  • Why the K.I.S.S. method works if you’re feeling stressed

    We live in a complicated world. Very complicated in fact. And it seems to get busier and busier, and hence more and more complicated, with age. When I was growing up my Dad always used to tell me to remember the KISS method: keep it simple stupid. In fact he was the master at it. […]

  • Avoiding the trappings of greed

    I met Melissa Caddick almost twenty years ago in an office close to the downtown precinct in Sydney, Australia. My good friend was a successful young financial planner before everyone seemed to be one, and my friend and Melissa, very bright young planners, had become partners in a boutique firm. The older firm’s owner loved […]

  • Yes, you can be a Christian and be successful

    The church has been sold a massive lie – and sadly, most of us have believed it. Some years ago I was on a conference call with a band that we were going to take to Australia for a seven stop music tour. One of the band members said to me on that call, “From […]

  • How you can use your coronavirus downtime wisely

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of spare time in my life. Between working, going to church and chasing around four children, there is not a lot of spare time. And that is not necessarily a good thing. When we’re racing around and chasing our tales, we are so busy […]

  • Why God’s always got a Plan B

    One of my children has been home sick with a bad cough and so I have been trying to work whilst keeping an eye on him. He’s a very keen surfer and so we had Youtube on watching an event called the Newcastle Surfest. While we were watching, Bethany Hamilton paddled out in one of […]

  • Some great advice from a Christian billionaire…

    OK, before you start reading this, I need to break the news to you that I am not the billionaire here. The billionaire is someone else and I am just telling the story. My wife is currently doing a Dave Ramsey Bible Study plan. You know Dave Ramsey, the finance guy who encourages Christians to […]

  • The importance of looking out for opportunities

    I recently watched a fantastic documentary called ‘The Secrets of Coca-Cola’ and it was a remarkable look at how this massive company got its start in the soda business… after he removed the cocaine from its recipe. Coca-Cola’s history is fascinating. It is the story of how a brown liquid that only made $50 (£39.25) […]

  • Maybe your fear is telling you something

    I have been a Christian for most of my life and have been in church for a lot of it too. I really appreciate the message of ‘fearing not,’ as the reality is that we all have so many things we can be fearful of in our life. You could lose your job tomorrow. Your […]

  • How to raise your teen the enjoyable way

    I have one child who is a teenager and I have to admit that I entered this phase of life with a lot of trepidation. At the start of last year, I attended a school evening where they were helping the parents transition from managing the raising of a child into the teen years. It […]