One way we can know what is good for people is to sit back and think about what helped us in the same situation. Or if that is not possible to get advice from someone who has been in that situation. One thing that sticks in my memory about this is a scene from a […]
There is a reason for spelling response-ability like this. The idea behind the entries in this category is that you and I are able to respond to situations. We can respond and take control of situations rather than let ourselves be controlled by them.
Have you investigated Periscope yet? It is one of the many ways that people are connecting with people on line. The idea is that if you have a phone with a video camera that can download an app for either an Android or an Apple phone you can record a video and leave it online
The idea of a fair society is, like many other terms, something that means something different to different people. Words can change meaning over time and can mean different things within different communities. One classic example is the word prevent. This at one time meant to go before. Today it means to stop something happening.
Most of us have things in our lives that we would like to see changed. It could be that we desire a restored body with no cancer, no arthritis, the bits removed by surgery replaced and the things that are the worse for wear back to their original condition. It could be that we want
When we read the bible we find people who do all sorts of strange things. People who speak out for God and end up in an empty underground water storage tank. People who make axe heads float or stop rain from falling for a couple of years. We look at them and say that was
Diligent that is an old word. It is not one that we hear very often these days. I knew it has something to do with hard work but there had to be a slight difference in meaning or there would be no need for another word. To make sure I knew what it meant I
I have been trying to plan a new project and I knew that I could not do it alone. I needed some helpers. I asked some of the Christians I knew and they were all too busy. I asked some non-Christians and they said that sounds like a good idea when can we start! I was worried and
We see needs all over the place but whose responsiblity is it to meet those needs. Today in Britain the expectation is that the government in one way or another will meet all the needs of the people. They provide a National Health Service, fund social care so that the weaker members of society are cared for
These are people who are remembered years, decades even centuries after they have departed this earth. It could be you if you do things that are remembered by those whose lives you have touched, not just family and friends. Such people are the ones whose story is told in history books or in interviews that others do. There
For those who don’t know the Big Society is an idea put forward by the new UK government that came to power this summer. They say that their aims include supporting co-ops, mutuals, charities and social enterprises and encouraging people to take an active role in their communities. Well that is the positive side of things. The