A Tale of Two Tellers

What has grace got to do with good service delivery? Nearly five years ago Lorraine and I travelled to England to give support to our younger daughter and her husband as they welcomed their first child into the world. Knowing about our trip, a German friend kindly gave us some British currency that she had [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Kindness|0 Comments

Returning Rabbits & Building Community

The opportunity for building community can emerge from the most unlikely circumstances. Earlier this year Lorraine and I were looking after our grandsons while their parents were away. Our daughter Anna had asked me to let their pet rabbit Rexy out of his hutch for some exercise. She cautioned me however to keep an eye [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Community, Kindness|0 Comments

Watering the Gardener – Lessons from a Mentor

Taking the time to mentor someone is an investment that can have far reaching effects. In my early twenties I studied theology at a school in the North of England. The main building was a former English country home that looked distinctly like a castle. It stood within a large rural estate that included a [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Encouragement, Kindness|0 Comments

The Kindness of My Favourite Teacher

My favourite teacher was defined by her kindness. The rumour circulated by my friends was that you definitely didn't want to go into Mrs Penman’s class. Any other class but hers. What is it with little kids? Where do they hear all these stories about cruelty in the classroom? But at seven years of age [...]

By | April 23rd, 2016|Kindness|0 Comments