A tale of swans and butterflies

There is no better way of expressing how much you love something or someone than by the time you spend nurturing that love. Often, our time, just like our money, tells us where our hearts are captivated. Discovery Quite a few years ago, before Lara’s daughter Grace was born, she realised that her heart did not have any love for an administrative job she was … Continue reading A tale of swans and butterflies

A transition to retirement?

How do you transition to retirement? That was Julie’s question. She had plenty of energy, plenty still to contribute, but wondered, “when will I be ready?” Julie had been with a large community organisation based in Sydney for twelve years. “We had gone through a lot of changes. I had a big role, responsible for a lot of staff. But I was thinking about moving … Continue reading A transition to retirement?

deconstructing it so far

a personal reflection… It’s been over seven weeks since I left my previous job. Life’s been active. I’ve finished reading William Brooks, Transitions, for a second time. The first time was in 2010. That year I left a church that I’d been a part of for almost 30 years and I gave up the ambition to be a Pastor vocationally. It’s funny that 10 years … Continue reading deconstructing it so far

A move to support

Matt and Clare moved from Sydney to Newcastle with their three children at the end of 2019. Clare had been offered the role of CEO for Compassion Australia, a significantly sized humanitarian charity. “Most aspects of my life have changed. I finished up my role as a Pastor for a local church and am effectively working as a stay at home Dad.” Changes He sums … Continue reading A move to support

anticipation

Seasons of change bring anticipation with them. I’m no exception. Finishing one thing to begin another sparks anticipation. Better described than defined, anticipation is that first whiff of roasting coffee beans in the morning, the roar of the crowd when your team runs onto the field, the sound of your toddler breaking the bliss of sleep. Anticipation is a tiny theft of pleasure. A wreckless … Continue reading anticipation