The Ultimate Ending

Monday, August 8, 2011 Written by

Have you ever envisioned your own funeral?  What do want people say about you once you’re gone?  Your spouse?  Your children?  Your co-workers?  Your friends?

The second habit of highly effective people is to “Begin with the End in Mind”. 

From the Mouths of Babes...

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Written by

My son Lachlan called my wife “Babe” the other day!

Tanya had expressed some frustration over something or other and little Lachlan asked, “What’s the matter Babe?”  I was in the living room, Tanya was in the kitchen and we both burst out laughing.

I’ve always wanted to have a ‘life-style’.

I’m not 100% certain I even know what a life-style is, but from time to time I think I may stumble into one only to find that I’ve stumbled back out of it a short time later.

Before Tanya and I had kids, I think we had a modicum of a life-style.  We certainly had more available income.  Our satellite package had quite a few more channels in it than it does now.  We ate out more often (and not just at McDonald’s thank you very much!) and we enjoyed date nights regularly.  Getting away from the pressures of life simply meant not focussing on our work.

Highly Effective Church

Thursday, October 6, 2011 Written by

Stephen Covey is one of my favourite authors.  I enjoy his work so much that I will be ordering a copy of his infamous “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” for each of our parish staff.

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