‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” Ecclesiastes Derek writes:  Winter blues Today the weather was bitter; an east wind was flinging wet flakes into my eyes as I cycled with my daughter to pre-school. Early snowdrops were cursing their optimism […]

The heart has its seasons

“The unexamined life is not worth living’ Socrates “The opposite of busy in today’s world is sustained, focused attention. It is deep engagement in activities that really matter to us, or in conversations with those we care about.” Tony Crabbe, ‘Busy- how to thrive in a world of too much’ […]

Breaking the busyness habit

‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life’ Socrates ‘Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork…’ Ephesians 5:11 (MSG) Derek writes: Everyone’s busy nowadays There are advantages to spending a whole day painting the dining room. You get the rare luxury of listening, undisturbed to the radio. And there […]

Addicted to busy