TMT#15: What I’ve learnt from reading 100 books in 8 months

In 2009, I heard this quote for the first time: "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." Until 2017, reading was a necessary evil to endure, because I felt that God had called me to be a leader. Then something happened: I finally started to enjoy it!  I would often read about CEOs who somehow read 100 books … Continue reading TMT#15: What I’ve learnt from reading 100 books in 8 months

TMT#14 The Best Question in Our Marriage So Far

Two years of marriage is not a long time, but we've packed a lot in. We've divided our time equally between two continents, visited thirteen countries, met countless phenomenal people and started to get used to this whole "doing life together" thing. We've taken it in turns to both struggle with and adore our jobs … Continue reading TMT#14 The Best Question in Our Marriage So Far

TMT#12 When/Timing is Everything

According to author Daniel Pink, “we simply don’t take issues of when as seriously as we take questions of what.” In his outstanding book, When: the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink suggests that timing really is everything. Here is a bitesized chunk of his findings: Firstly, we all experience the day in three stages: … Continue reading TMT#12 When/Timing is Everything

TMT#10 Politics (3): Church & State

We're concluding a short political three-parter. Part one encouraged us to assume good intent, ask questions, stay calm, and be prepared to argue our case well (i.e. logically and respectfully). Part two recommended nuanced engagement with politics; realising that although we might disagree on methodology, our motives are the same. Distancing ourselves from discussion or … Continue reading TMT#10 Politics (3): Church & State

TMT#9 POLITICS (2): A Goldilocks Exchange

I recently read "I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) - A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations" by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers. It makes for fascinating reading. Quotes from the book in blue (emphasis added): The recent UK political landscape has become stingingly divisive. It appears more fractious in the USA than … Continue reading TMT#9 POLITICS (2): A Goldilocks Exchange

TMT#8 POLITICS (1): Lessons From Westboro

Westboro Baptist Church is known for hate. Know this: their beliefs are very far removed from what the Bible teaches. That's important to recognise. However, the focus of the next few posts isn't the Westboro Baptist Church. It's politics. At a New York TED Talk in 2017, Megan Phelps-Roper discussed why she left the Westboro … Continue reading TMT#8 POLITICS (1): Lessons From Westboro

TMT#7 Response / Responsibility

Response: a reaction to somethingResponsibility: a duty or obligation to do or be something. The words sound so similar, and yet there's a profound difference between the two. Think about it. A sense of responsibility can come out of response. For example, I love my wife, so I choose to take responsibility for the dishes; … Continue reading TMT#7 Response / Responsibility

TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

I don't struggle with depression. But sadly, I know lots of people that do. Half a lifetime ago, it nearly got the better of me. And then, suddenly, it went. It is foolish to deny that the 21st-century western world has a problem with anxiety and depression. It would be equally silly to trivialise and … Continue reading TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection