Category: Parenting


From Monday 2nd January 2012 till Sunday 15th January 2012 I will be on holiday with my family in Adelaide, South Australia. 1 x daily post has been scheduled for this blog during that period. Please note regular topical posts will recommence onMONDAY 16th January 2012 Sorry for […]

Pray regularly for your children

Job 1:5 When the parties were over, Job would get up early in the morning and sacrifice a burnt offering for each of his children, thinking, “Maybe one of them sinned by defying God inwardly.” Job made a habit of this sacrificial atonement, just in case they’d sinned.

How do you treat the different?

Deuteronomy 10:18-19 He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners.

Knowing each others story

Each family member has a story. Family members need to know the history of its members. We need to know about our family successes and what we did when we succeeded. When God saves us from addiction and compulsion we need to share it verbally and actively with […]


Spent a really good weekend with my family. Karen’s (my wife) birthday, time with her and the kid’s. Doesn’t get much better. 1 week till 4o Days of Recovery. Pray! Pray! Pray!

We are all aging

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. Psalm 71:9 “Maybe we should drop him at the old people’s home on the way home”. This suggestion came from my fifteen year old son in response to his […]

My Father – God

What a life-changing discovery it was when I discovered that I have a Father in heaven whom I had never known. I had even, unbelievably, stubbornly turned away from my Father and my God—the One who loves me as much as His only begotten Son, Jesus. As a […]

Focus on the power source of recovery

Life is full of good intentions. As we grow in recovery we try new things, with good intention but the reality is they don’t always work out the way we plan. When we focus on our problems we often lose sight of the power source of our recovery. Our […]

Family responsibility

1 Timothy 3:5 For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church? Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking work and church come before our families and justify it. Spiritual leadership must begin at home. If we are not […]

Mothers inspire confidence

Mothers inspire confidence in their children; they give them a sense of security. Mothers inspire confidence in their children. They push, encourage, promote and coach them in a variety of areas. These words from mothers lips ring in millions of ears today, “You can make it! You can […]