Does mercy trump justice?

Courtroom gavel

Guilty! Judgement passed. Sentence handed down. Justice done. There is a deep-seated satisfaction in knowing that the law has been upheld. The perpetrators have been caught and punished appropriately. Those that tried to cheat, deceive and malign have had their comeuppance. What could be more fitting than that? “I know…

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You’re hired… perhaps


This week I did something I’ve not done for about 15 years. Last time I was very nervous, this time there was only the mildest of flutterings. In the latter part of 2001 I attended an interview for my first ever IT job. Having a degree in Civil Engineering I…

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How to navigate life without a map

Map and compass

The story is told of a man on a walking holiday in Ireland. After several hours he finally had to concede that he was completely and utterly lost. As he continued on his way he met a farmer, “Excuse me sir!” he said, “I’m trying to get to Limerick, can…

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Christmas – Love, Joy, Peace and STRESS!

I love Christmas, a time of celebration, joy and hope. It reminds us there is a narrative greater than the world’s ills; God has come to earth to initiate a rescue, to bring hope to those who are hopeless, to restore relationships, to reunite His family… so why the STRESS?!…

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