I had a conversation with my first-born and from it I invited her to share what she had to say. The following is given exactly as she expressed it with no editing on my part. I submit this for your consideration. For His Name’s Sake Shalom C. L. J. Dryden As the oldest daughter, […]Read More Conforming to Conflict
Identity and belonging. Skin colour, ethnicity, local culture, peer group, leisure activities, religious settings, political persuasions, ideological motivations. They can all help us discover where we belong. But is that where we belong? (Photo by Mink Mingle on Unsplash) For His Name’s Sake Shalom C. L. J. DrydenRead More Dryden Shorts: Where We Belong
There are few things worse in life than feeling like a spare part. Spare parts have their place of course, because if something goes wrong with one of the main parts then you’ll need a … spare part. Until then, however, to all intents and purposes your role as a spare part is to lie […]Read More Do We Need Everyone In The Team?
Ah the issue of identity. Some view it through racial, gender, sexuality and physical/mental capacity perspectives. Some believe it’s something that can be sorted all by yourself. There is something about having the humility to realise that maybe not being certain on everything about your identity is good place to start. And also understanding that […]Read More Place To Be Who You Are
“I just want you to be happy.” This is a common sentiment and whenever I hear it, I can often hear the heart behind it. Where I often hear it is from a parent to a child. Not a young child, either. At that stage where the son or the daughter is ready to take […]Read More Is That The Order? Happiness First?
You put the mixture in the oven. She hires that office worker. He plants the seeds. They pay the money for the new player. All with the same desire in mind. That desire is that the individual will produce the goods. There is a sense in which we can believe that we are put on […]Read More Producing the Goods
It’s a wonderful thing to be reminded about who He is. A few months ago I came across a podcast called To The Saints. I don’t quite remember how I came across it but I am really glad I did. The point of sharing the link of course is for you to check them out […]Read More Reminding Yourself of Who He Is