Tagged with Hope

Impossible hope

Impossible hope

Sometimes someone else’s words capture the very thing you have been trying to say: The dreaming of impossible things in the Lord is the act of hope.  The act of hope does not ignore the chaos within and without, nor is it a dream for everything to be returned to the secure ways of the … Continue reading

Pain-bearing leadership

Pain-bearing leadership

Leaders bear pain.  It’s been a theme of mine recently.  For strength does not mean being impervious to pain.  And leadership reframing of reality means first staring death in the face. It’s been a theme in this space because I’ve seen it again and again in the space of my daily living.  Leadership means carrying the pain … Continue reading

Living in the promise

Living in the promise

January was dark this year. Whether it was darker than usual I don’t know.  But it was dark outside and in.  Pitch-black mornings and drawn-in evenings.  Sleeping for hours and hours and hours.  Yet always tired. A tiredness which is almost like an itch, a physical sensation, a mental weariness.  No tears but a heart … Continue reading

Tired leadership

Tired leadership

Leaders are tired.  Often really tired. I know that from firsthand experience, of course.  It’s a slow leak, an almost imperceptibly small depletion of energies, of passion, of get-up-and-go.  It’s that feeling of always being ‘on’, never fully able to disentangle your heart from the work.  And you push yourself that bit further every day, … Continue reading

Against hope, in hope

One day earlier this week was another difficult day in a series of difficult days where it has felt like God might be on extended vacation.  (In the sun somewhere, no doubt; I can’t see him holidaying in London with all this rain!) That morning, the endless rain mirrored my mood.  In fact, it was … Continue reading