MENTORING PART 6: Wrapping it up

Jun 10th, 2014 Bev's Blog 7 min read

History and legend record the deeds of princes and kings, but each of us has a birthright to actualise our potential. Through their deeds and work, mentors help us to move toward that actualisation ~Gordon F. Shea   There are times in most of our lives when there were people who were willing to mentor us but we didn’t recognise them or we felt the…

MENTORING PART 4: BEING A MENTOR = BIG PICTURE THINKING

May 10th, 2014 Bev's Blog 10 min read

A man stood near a construction site where several bricklayers were working hard in the hot sun. He asked one guy, ‘What are you doing?’ The guy looked at him as though he was a sandwich short of a picnic and said ‘Duh! I’m laying bricks.’ The man moved on to a second bricklayer, asking him the same question, ‘What are you doing?’ The second…

Hope

Hope

Jan 15th, 2014 Bev's Blog 5 min read

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. – Shel Silverstein I’ve just arrived at the end of an era. After 18 years, I have left England – a land I didn’t want to live in in the first…

She touched the face of God

Dec 24th, 2012 Bev's Blog 1 min read

She was not completely alone; she had her husband with her, and those animals that shuffled and sighed heavily in the  night. Even so, Mary felt alone and isolated. This awesome event that should be attended by the women in her family, bustling noisily with the activities that only women understood, was starkly different for her. She wished that her mum was with her. Somehow…

What’s the story?

Dec 23rd, 2012 Bev's Blog 6 min read

Post modernism was all about statistics and programs and planning. The consumer was king… or queen, and the world became the oyster for all who could afford it. Of course, the ‘all’ were generally found in the West Character became less important than presentation. Purpose and meaning gave way to the Age of Aquarius, the catch cry of which became ‘do whatever you want to…

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STEPPING OUT!

Sep 16th, 2012 Bev's Blog 3 min read

Do you ever get those times when you feel like you’re stuck? Do you have times when it feels like there are doors open everywhere but you don’t know which one is the right one to go through… or no doors open anywhere and you’re wondering if you should try putting the weight of your shoulders against one that just slammed in your face? Do…

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Jul 22nd, 2012 Bev's Blog 4 min read

Have you ever gone for a whole day or week without once looking into the eyes of the people you love? You know how it is – life is busy and full of stuff. Too much activity, coupled with minor (or major) resentments, and you can end up with long periods of avoiding looking into the soul of someone you care for. It’s that neglect…

Decrease to increase

INCREASE vs DECREASE

Apr 10th, 2012 Bev's Blog 5 min read

John 1:35-37 (NRSV) The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him say this and they turned and followed Jesus. I read this scripture just a few days ago, and thought about John’s heart in all of this. For years he…

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GETTING THE VISION OUT OF THE MARBLE

Mar 4th, 2012 Bev's Blog 4 min read

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes, as mine see it.- Michelangelo What a fantastic quote… and one that is incredibly powerful, if we allow ourselves to think…