Teamwork April 29, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
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Watching the canoeing at the weekend gave so many insights. This is a tough sport and not for the faint hearted with a real show of teamwork in the double kayaks.
The strokes, the lean, the direction all with total reliance on one another….beautiful to watch
Wisdom…..if only April 26, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
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The quest for wisdom may be littered with mistakes, or is it? What is wise in one persons eye may be foolishness to another. We all know that wisdom is a precious gift and requires time, thought, counsel and much effort. But what does it mean to be wise?
History is littered with those who have been called wise only to be caught out with unwise actions that follow. Even Solomon in all his wisdom is seen as a flawed character because of unwise choices.
The truth is, only God is truly wise, our wisdom is found in Him.
Creativity in everyone…. April 22, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
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Please do not say that people are not creative, we all are. You see it everyday, sometimes in a positive way and sometimes less so.
As a frequent ‘Tube’ traveller, I see some creative work. The best examples are evidenced by the people that sit in the ‘Priority Seat’ available on each carriage. At every stop you see the shuffling, concentration and sometimes the physical exertion to avoid spotting someone who may be in need. The master craftsmen usually wear earphones and have either the free newspaper or Kindle. This way you have a reason for ignoring others as you immerse yourself in a private world. The less initiated can sometimes stumble as they look up through nervousness and then have to blunder their way through to avoidance.
Watch and learn…creativity is alive and well, even on the priority seats.
Surrender March 2, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
A word that is less fashionable these days but was one that I heard regularly in Church as a teenager.I listened to one hymn on a regular basis….”I surrender all” sung after the sermon as many an old voice warbled it, yet something of the power of God would be evident as people determined to live ‘completely for Christ”.
These days, it feels like surrender is less a refrain, rather the ‘life coaching impress’ of success, achievement and striving as we unlock potential, achieve our dreams and live lives of great accomplishment.
The disparity of these 2 worlds is very evident – if I had to choose between them it would be the former, for this is where the greatest fruitfulness is seen. However, I often find myself in the latter place. Each day is a choice, on this day, “I surrender”.
Friday Quotes March 1, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
“Genuine ignorance is profitable, because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish, waterproof to new ideas.” John Dewey
Beach Beauty February 28, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
cleaning the dross – spring cleaning the social netwrks January 19, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
Social networks are a great tool but they do a lot of dross behind when you ‘delete’ them. I have spent some time tonight attempting to clear old permissions and access points from the networks where I still engage – it is more time consuming than I thought. Whilst I have cleared a great deal, it feels as if there are plenty of more that need a cleansweep. Remembering passwords from 5 years back is harder than I thought – gives me a great reminder to make a decent record in a safe place in future.
Hoping that things will run a little more smoothly now that the spring clean is complete
Once in a lifetime January 19, 2013Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
What more can I give Him? ….. December 18, 2012Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
For me, this is the most poignant line in any of the Christmas carols.
What Christmas may mean to some….you are beautiful December 13, 2012Posted by thehutch in Uncategorized.
Christmas seems to have different meaning for different people. There are the obvious faith based meanings but what about;
Those that lost a loved one on Christmas morning
Those that are alone, no family around
Those who have nothing whilst others waste their excess
Those who have no shelter
Those that are sick
Those that have no hope
Whoever you are, know one thing, you are beautiful!