Don’t die with the music inside you!

Wayne Bennett the legendary Rugby League coach used the title of this blog for the title of his 2002 book. I suspect Wayne used the Dr Wayne Dyer quote for his inspiration; “Don’t die with your music still in you. Don’t die with your purpose unfulfilled. Don’t die feeling as if your life has beenContinue reading “Don’t die with the music inside you!”

Emmanuel

Emmanuel means ‘God with us!’ Sometimes at the end of the day I will go for a gentle walk around the suburb before retiring for the night. At present many homes are ablaze with Christmas lights. It fascinates me that most of those homes have lighting displays that feature a Santa, mistletoe, reindeer, sleighs, snowmenContinue reading “Emmanuel”

Gratitude

I once flew into Melbourne from Singapore. I had been working with our Brothers in the Philippines. It had been a long day; Cebu to Singapore, a lay over, Singapore to Melbourne. I was grumpy, tired and just wanted to get home and have a hot shower. Little did I know but the twenty majorContinue reading “Gratitude”

The journey that matters

Many things confuse me. I have never worked out why young people, especially young men, who are extraordinarily fit use drugs. I have known some extraordinarily talented young people who are elite rowers, football players, swimmers and more who are fit beyond compare. When I bench-press my 15 kg I am in awe of theirContinue reading “The journey that matters”

Back pack

I am a teacher. What a privileged title; teacher! My calling is to walk with young people, to help them find their key to their dreams for OUR world. I come alive when I see the sparkle in a young person’s eyes, when I sense their passion to make a difference, when the fragile flameContinue reading “Back pack”

Bucket List

I have to admit that the term bucket list hardly rated a mention in my life until recently. Sure I had seen the 2007 movie, ‘The Bucket List’ and enjoyed it. And I had in the back of my mind a list of things I would love to do one day. Good old ‘one day’!Continue reading “Bucket List”

Shadow work

I cannot think of too many lessons I have learnt in my life. But one thing that my life’s journey has taught me is that we ALL have feet of clay. We ALL have our weakness, our questions, our problems, our struggles, our imperfections. We ALL have those things about us that we think, “IfContinue reading “Shadow work”

One

Recently we had the anniversary of the famous Martin Luther King, “I have a dream!” speech. Regardless of your politics or world view it would be difficult not to agree that it was a powerful speech. One man – a journey of courage and commitment to make the world a better place, a more justContinue reading “One”

Drum

There is a beautiful freedom present when you meet someone who ‘marches to their own drum beat!’ This last couple of weeks I have had the honour of working with groups of fifteen year old boys on a ‘Crossroads Retreat’. The basic concept of the retreat has been to invite these young men to considerContinue reading “Drum”