Focus: sport’s Holy Grail

Focus: sport’s Holy Grail

Champion athletes, such as basketballer Michael Jordan, are famous for their ability to focus under pressure. Most athletes can focus on executing their skills in training. However, it is only the best, like Jordan, that have developed their ability to focus under pressure.

  • Parent’s journey – medical diagnosis

    Parent’s journey – medical diagnosis

    As a Minister of 41 years it has been my lot to minister to families and parents whose children of whatever age has received a horrific medical diagnosis. The story below relates to such parents although this particular situation were parents of an adult daughter who had children and diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • Ease of travel remains on the agenda  - AU/NZ

    Ease of travel remains on the agenda  - AU/NZ

    My wife Delma of 41 years and I have recently travelled to Christchurch, New Zealand and the passport drama continues with cameras, passport slots and the like.

  • Soccer and its drama queens

    Soccer and its drama queens

    There are an enormous number of sports that are played across the world and none more so than the round ball game, what we in Australia and New Zealand refer to as soccer and elsewhere as ‘football’.          

  • Survivor night: outwit – outplay - outlast

    Survivor night: outwit – outplay - outlast

    My youth group recently held a ‘Survivor Night’ and it was a huge success. Just like the popular reality TV show, we were broken up into tribes and competed in a series of challenges to determine the winner. Before the night began, us leaders got to church around two hours beforehand to set up and prepare for the night ahead.

  • Simple Accidents Cause Death

    Simple Accidents Cause Death

    Recently a News.com article revealed that statistically Australians are likely to lose their lives in simple accidents, and many of them around the home.

  • New Zealand Rail Journey's Promoted in Australia

    New Zealand Rail Journey's Promoted in Australia

    Reading through the on-line New Zealand Herald I saw a promotion of The Spirit of Queensland tourist train that takes in the Brisbane to Cairns route with tourist stops in between.

  • Vehicles can be a Must - Regardless

    Vehicles can be a Must - Regardless

    Any one of us would have to have been in a cave somewhere not to have seen the television Jeep adverts and the various other motor vehicle promotions many of them targeting prospective young women car owners.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    The use of animals in sport is as old as sport itself, even if our ideas of what is acceptable entertainment have changed over the years. Fortunately, we have moved on from the brutal gladiatorial games of the Romans that would pit beasts against condemned prisoners or martyrs, or the vicious bear baiting of the Middle Ages.

  • A Car Show with a Difference

    A Car Show with a Difference

    The recent Sandown 500 V8 SuperCar race highlights Australia’s love of cars. Motorsport stirs the emotions as people reflect on their passionate connection with their own cars. Are they a Holden or Ford driver?

  • Parenting: Is it Possible to Turn Terrible Twos into Terrific Twos?

    Parenting: Is it Possible to Turn Terrible Twos into Terrific Twos?

    My boy just turned two last month and oh what fun has it been! Along with a sudden surge of confidence and independence, comes an overflow of words. He has begun experimenting more, trying out things he has not done before. The adventurer in him begins exploring places by himself.

  • Treat Yo’ Self

    Treat Yo’ Self