Technology is a tool and like any tool it can be used for good or for bad. A knife can be used for cooking, a hammer or axe for building, but both can be used for harm. The tool has no morals or values, it is the user that brings their morals and values to the use of that tool. This is the same with technology. The psychologist in me makes me understand another aspect of the use of technology as a tool. Anything that we use creates or exerts a degree of change in us, whether we realise it or not. For example, when you constantly use a pen or knife, after a while you may see an impression on your hands and fingers. Similarly, our use of technology creates impression marks on our minds which primes us for future activities, decisions, habits, expectations and relationships.
The challenge with the saying 'surround yourself with like-minded people', is that we are usually attracted to people who think like us. Psychologists have shown that in varying contexts, people are attracted or drawn to those who look like them and think like them. For example, when employers are hiring for a job, they are more … Continue reading Say ‘no’ to like-minded people
I'll share my journey of heart break, healing and the lessons learned. This will probably be one of my most poignant posts, but it has been a long time coming. After sharing my story and the tough lessons learned with other men and women, who were so encouraged, I was reminded that it is time. So … Continue reading Hearts may break but they also heal
#SamsonChallenge - Day Six FINALE Read: Judges 16:23-31, Hebrews 11:32-34, 1 John 1:9 Samson was blessed with this gift of strength from God, but he used this special gift for selfish purposes, to carry out acts of personal vengeance. In today’s Church, God has blessed its members with various gifts, abilities and skills and in … Continue reading #SamsonChallenge – Day Six FINALE (See Your Top Tweets Here)!
#SamsonChallenge - Day Five Read: Judges 16:1-22 and Proverbs 21:19 Although we talked about Samson being real with God in the previous chapter, after reading the beginning of this chapter, we can deduce that perhaps Samson wasn’t real with God about everything. https://twitter.com/JChrist918/status/505691387040649217 Was Samson still hurting from his betrayal and heartbreak, after his Philistine … Continue reading #SamsonChallenge – Day Five
#SamsonChallenge - Day Four Read: Judges 15 After reading this chapter, I think it is safe to say that Samson had anger problems. ‘An eye for an eye’ was the business back then, literally, ‘do me, I do you’. Samson was extremely cheeky and prideful in the way that He dealt with the Philistines. Let’s … Continue reading #SamsonChallenge – Day Four
#SamsonChallenge - Day Three Read: Judges 14:12-20, Genesis 16:1-12 Samson was so proud of his victory over the Lion that he made a riddle to summarise the event and asked the 30 relatives of his bride to try and solve it, in exchange for some suave garments. The men were unable to solve the riddle … Continue reading #SamsonChallenge – Day Three
#SamsonChallenge - Day Two Read: Judges 14:1-11 and Galatians 3:28 Samson was clearly suffering from a case of ‘love at first sight’, although after reading the end of this chapter, we’d probably call it ‘stupidity in HD’. We can assume that Samson knew nothing about this woman who he wanted to make his wife, other … Continue reading #SamsonChallenge – Day Two
Your girl has been working hard on the next Bible Challenge and I am pleased to announce that the 'Samson Challenge' is now live on the YouVersion Bible App (can be followed on my blog for those who don't have the app). I really thank God for allowing me to push His vision, thank you to my … Continue reading #SamsonChallenge – Day One
Some of us are still dating our past life and romancing the feeling of bitterness when we remember our past hurts.It's easy to become bitter when we feel that we've been wronged by someone - whether it was an ex-boyfriend who belittled you, a friend who misused your trust or a parent who wasn’t there. … Continue reading The Case of The Ex