Archive for the 'Family' Category

Friends sharpen each other

May 10th, 2017

One of my favourite Bible verses is from Proverbs 27:17. In the NLT it says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” This is talking about the way we build each other up and encourage each other as friends as we go through life.  As we read the Bible and discuss it, as […]

My top five tips for being a great Dad

September 6th, 2015

I love being a Dad. It is one of the great joys of my life. Being a great Dad is one of my major life goals so I work hard at it. Today I thought I would share my top five tips for being a great Dad. Give them time – Kids spell love T.I.M.E. […]

Encouraging your spouse

September 2nd, 2015

One thing my amazing wife has just started doing is email encouragement to me. She didn’t tell me about it first, she just started doing it. The email starts out with “Hi Dave” and it has two positive encouraging things in it. Its says… One thing you did lately that I appreciate… One moment I […]

Depression, suicide and God’s comfort

August 10th, 2015

About six weeks ago someone very close to me committed suicide. They were depressed and life got too much for them. They saw it as a way out. This is the first time I have been able to speak about it as it is still really raw. In the midst of the pain and disbelief, […]

Our homeschool journey is finished

February 12th, 2015

It sounds strange for me to say this, but our homeschool journey is over. We started homeschooling our two girls in 2004. The eldest was in grade one and the youngest was in Kindy. We taught them to read and write, do maths, write assignments and stories, how to research and general things about life […]