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Trials of life!

Are you feeling like Life is a trial at the moment? Are you wondering how much God will ask you to bear? Are you feeling at the end of your tether and hoping God will realise you can’t do or take any more? If so, then you may be relying on the wrong scripture! In…

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Feeling Discouraged?

Discouragement. Apparently renowned church leader John Stott admitted this was one of his greatest challenges. Everyone, even the most saintly and godly of people can suffer with this. Discouragement. Many things fuel discouragement, and different people find different things discouraging. And this is in normal times; and we all know these aren’t normal times. This…

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The Wild Ones

My meditation from a week ago led to these wonderings: Where are the wild ones? The ones who see far away? Those who can see where we are headed, where we should go?Where are the wild ones? The ones who fly? Are they gone? Are they lost? Are they crushed by the culture of today?…

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Who am I?

I am human. Alive.I am a collection of chemical constituents, naturally occurring,Organised into complex molecules, Organised into bio-mechanisms that burn fuel, filter waste, produce chemicals, sense, reproduce,Make bio-sense.I am a complex bio-construct which uses many naturally occurring forms and constituents.Is that all? I am an individual.I know myself.I know myself through external input,demands and expectations,…

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Being for others

In my devotional a few days ago I read part of a reflection by William Broderick, a monk. He wrote, ” We have to be candles, burning between hope and despair, faith and doubt, life and death, all the opposites. This is the disquieting place where people must always find us. And if our life…

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Being a celebrity

I wonder who it was that you worshipped as a hero when you were little. Was it a film star or a pop star, a sporting legend or a political legend? As a teenager growing up, and living in rural Ireland I was more interested in the beach and playing tennis, than any individual. I…

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Loosing Hope

It could be quite easy right now, given the news reports and isolation that we are experiencing, for many us to lose hope. To lose hope in the future, in each other, in the government, in God himself. A loss of hope turns us towards fear, blame, anger and despair. None of these things are…

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Low in spirit!

Well, it’s been one of those days when I shouldn’t have gotten out of bed. Do you have those days, when everything is going wrong and it feels like it would be safer to do nothing? Although of course it wouldn’t, so there’s a quandary! Anyway, in the midst of that, 2 things have helped…

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Adaptation

I feel like I should be there by now. There in the place that is the new normal, there in the lifestyle that this world demands right now, there contentedly in the solitude and freedom of my home and workplace, there where God is leading us to. But, you know something, I’m not! I’m still…