Sheridan Voysey

118 Added | 13 Magazines | 35 Likes | 3 Followers | @SheridanVoysey | I am a writer, speaker and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. Author of Resilient, Resurrection Year, and other books. www.sheridanvoysey.com

Designer carves detailed miniature cities out of scrap wood

They look like aerial photos of a city taken by a drone, but they are in fact incredible wooden sculptures. James McNabb is an American designer who …

Got Some Goals for the New Year? Great. Just Don’t Forget This

<i>Picture: Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash</i><p>I can be a dreamer, ready to follow a latent idea or new goal. My journal is full of ideas for books, …

Oxford University

The Best Books I Read in 2017 (all 30 of them)

<i>Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash</i><p>Well here it is – my annual list of the best books I read during the year, those I endorsed, and all the others …

Do You Need a ‘Fallow Year’? The Ancient Art of a Year of Rest

<i>Photo by Drew Coffman on Unsplash</i><p>‘You reap what you sow’ is a powerful principle describing the way that much of life works. Plant a seed of …

Not Just Women: Childlessness Cuts Men Up Too (BBC News Video)

Childlessness isn’t just a ‘female’ thing. It cuts a man up too.<p>I and other men know. We’ve felt each cut.<p>Thanks to new research conducted by Leeds …

Are You Running to False Places of Safety?

<i>Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash</i><p>Well, our new puppy Rupert Reginald McScruffy is proving popular with the public. People stop me in the street to …

Truths to Hold When the Path Gets Tough: The Resilience Creed

<i>Photo by Ben White on Unsplash</i><p>Tony Horsfall is a UK-based writer, retreat leader and spiritual director. His books include <i>Spiritual Growth in a Time</i> …

What it's like to bring a human heart back to life

“The heart was cold, it was motionless and doing absolutely nothing,” says Leslie Hamilton, one of the few people in the country who knows what it’s …

Confused About the Direction of Your Life? This Might Help

<i>Photo by Ethan Sykes on Unsplash</i><p>The plan seemed clear. The path seemed straight. But diversion after diversion beset you. Now you wonder if you’ve …

Time I

The Pitter Patter of Tiny Feet…

<i>Picture by Jonathan, cc by-nc-nd 2.0</i><p>If you know a little of my and Merryn’s story, perhaps from reading <i>Resurrection Year</i>, you’ll know that for many …

Good News For Behind-The-Scenes People: Your Work is Indispensable

<i>Photo by Verne Ho on Unsplash</i><p>In a celebrity-driven age like ours it’s easy to applaud those who work on the top deck—the public faces of business, …

Legitimacy

Who or what deems an idea legitimate? Many people of faith think because their ideas are true, everyone should listen, pay attention, and do as they …

Malcolm Gladwell

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Employee Engagement

Four Reasons Why You Should Try a Social Media Fast

<i>Picture credit: Michael Coghlan, cc by-sa 2.0</i><p>Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn – I use and enjoy them all. But sometimes I enjoy them too much. …

Why Having A Strong 'Why' Statement Is The Key To Staying Motivated And Focused

Inspiration is never enough to keep you going when things get hard or when you lose momentum and feel like giving up. You must have something that is going to motivate you to push passed the obstacles and challenges when they arise. Anybody can start, but not everyone will finish what they set out …

Motivation

1 Simple Way to Instantly Discover Your Life's Purpose (and Start Taking Action) | Inc.com

People are most productive when they have a sense of direction. Navigating the complex geography of your life is much easier and enjoyable after you have a clear understanding of your destination--the purpose of your existence. Unfortunately, most people get overwhelmed when contemplating these …

Self-improvement
Self-improvement

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To …

Bill Gates

9 of the most successful people share their reading habits

A young Elon Musk read for 10 hours each day before growing up to become Tesla CEO. These days, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates reads a new book every week.<p>Here's how some of their peers incorporate reading into their own lives.

Success

12 Best Practices for Finding Time, Energy, and Inspiration to Write + A Prayer for Writers

<i>These notes are from a writer’s workshop I presented at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop on June 7-8, 2017. It’s</i> …

Creative Writing

Writer, Need Inspiration? Here Are Three Ways To Get It

If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve been there – the dark forest of writing.<p>There are no words here, no progress, only suffocating doubt and …

T.S. Eliot

The Choice-Minimal Lifestyle: 6 Formulas for More Output and Less Overwhelm

<i>Photo: CyboRoz</i><p>I was stressed out… over dog cartoons.<p>It was 9:47pm at Barnes and Noble on a recent Saturday night, and I had 13 minutes to find a …

In a Fast Food World, Are We Losing the Art of Sacred Meals?

<i>Picture: Derek Swanson (Flickr, creative commons)</i><p>When was the last time you had a truly special meal where you left the table changed, uplifted, …

Sri Lanka

Seeking Fulfilment Through Your Career? Try This Instead

<i>Picture: Jordan Whitfield</i><p>What a gift it is to do work you love. To get paid for using your talents and abilities. To not just earn a living but …

There’s Not a Lot That’s Stable Right Now. Here’s How to Stay Strong

Surprising election results. Strained international relations. Refugee lines. Terrorist attacks. Almost every day we hear another reason to be …

I Haven't Had Sex in Five Years: How Things Have Changed

Building "Allies" in the Australian Church

I was born on Dharug land. I didn’t know it at the time. It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I heard of Dharug people, who had fished and …

Why Highly Productive People Use 'Time Blocking'

Would you like to learn the secret to becoming insanely productive?<p>Productivity and organization go hand-in-hand. When we get busy or face times of stress, it’s easy to let things slide. And before you know it, your desk and habits are in disarray. “Time blocking” is a method that just might help …

Time Management
Evangelical Christianity