How does one describe oneself? … and be really honest?
Besides…. what do people really want to know?
I am a retired counsellor and live with my wife in the outer
eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Retired meaning that
I may have ceased being formally involved in the paid
workforce, but not retired from living. How can one ever do
that? Life is meant to be lived to the full… forever.
I say forever, because I believe firmly in the fact that I am a
created being, made in the image of God, and having
wandered away from Him, have been fully restored to God’s
family, through the amazing gift of His son, Jesus, who has
given me this privilege, plus, life eternal, simply because I
believe in Him.
How good is that?
So why do I write about the things in this site?
Over many years of sitting with people, listening to their
problems, distress, fears and concerns, it became abundantly
clear that believing in a future made perfect was one thing,
but living the day to day life here on this earth is another. And
this, most people find incredibly challenging.
Much of the difficulty centres around two problems. We are
very unclear about what and who we are, and secondly, we
are meant to live in community. But living with and around
others means understanding our relationship to others and
having the skills to communicate effectively and appropriately.
And in this area, we all struggle at times.
It has been astounding to see how prevalent these two
problem areas in our world. It mattes not how educated we
are, how affluent we are or what our job is. Most people
struggle with a healthy sense of self and have problems
relating to others… at least some of the time.
I have found there is much joy and peace of mind to be had
when we learn the truth about what and who we really are,
and that by learning a few simple skills, the art of getting
along with others becomes much easier and more enjoyable.
When I’m not writing about all of the above, I just love being
outdoors in the garden, walking, bike riding, listening to good
music, going out for coffee, and simply meeting new people
and getting to know them.
I hope one day I might even get to meet you..
…by the way, these books are free to
download, with no strings attached, simply because I believe
the information in them is so important, it needs to be freely
available to everyone.
While they are freely available, content is copyright. You are
free to pass it on, but please contact me if you wish to use the
material in any other way.
… explore the possibilities