the game of courage

monopolyJohn Ortberg (author, speaker, minister) was talking about life and comparing it to a game of Monopoly. He suggests that in life just like the game, we can become consumed by the drive to buy every property that we land on, put up houses only to charge others more rent, see everyone else as a competitor, and travel as fast as we can around the board to get the next $200 when passing Go…move so fast that we don’t even notice where we have been, there or less where we are going!

I understand the approach when it relates to winning a board game but it’s a little confronting when I think about the way that I’m living.

Then comes the kicker. I don’t know if I love this thought (the book title) but it certainly is true,

‘When the game is over, it all goes back in the box’

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.