We really don’t have to shout


No one ever wins the shouting wars. No one. Not the apparent victors or those who suffer defeat. We are all losers, in the end, even the bystanders. Because verbal violence that erupts does its damage, that’s its nature. We don’t have to shout, but we do have to speak. How are you faring in … Read more

Do the little things in life


This was the phrase that echoed through David’s life and were his last words to his brothers. ‘Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.’ Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd – do the little things in life. Today is our national day in Wales: … Read more

Not giving up


Bernadette Jiwa wrote a delightful short piece at the beginning of the week: One way or another. Her experience of growing up in Dublin and her first job gave encouragement to the rest of us to keep going. Cycling home each day, the worst part was the last hill. And Bernadette‘s frustration at the waste … Read more

Hopeful perseverance


Aren’t words interesting? This morning I’ve been thinking about the triangle of persistence, stubbornness and perseverance. So close, yet oh so far. My persistence might actually be stubbornness. And I could just be digging a bigger and bigger hole in search of the ultimate answer. Going nowhere. Instead, I’m going to choose perseverance. Because perseverance … Read more