A Little Pocket of Heaven 

I have just completed a retreat at El Palmeral. What a privilege!   I feel like I have entered a little pocket of heaven on earth.  Snuggled away in the Spanish countryside near Alicante, Mike and Julie welcome 10 to 12 guests regularly into what is their home and is also a retreat centre. You... Continue Reading →

What are your troubles producing for you?

Grief? Hassle? Irritation? Frustration? Define 'trouble' as any sort of problem, setback, disappointment or pain and ask yourself the above question. Possibly you will only come up with these kinds of answers: sorrow/loss of earnings/loss of confidence/loss of hope in the future. For you might even say that your troubles are dividing you from friends... Continue Reading →

Stop Postponing Happiness

Many of us spend a lot of our lives postponing happiness. Don't believe me? How often do you catch yourself thinking: "when I've… (Insert project/plan/book to read/goal to fulfil)… Then I'll be happy" This false belief is laid down deeply inside us-it might even lie below the level of conscious thought but occasionally it does... Continue Reading →

Getting over the Crisis

To those of you who have been aware that at the end of July I suddenly experienced acute neck pain, a quick update and some BIG APPRECIATIONS. If you prayed for me, thank you. There were many other practical things that contributed to my recovery physically but I do not think any of us fully... Continue Reading →

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