Faith, Relationships

Kindness- pass it on

Can kindness spark kindness? I think so. I have a friend who taught me this a number of years ago. She is one of the most selfless people I know and I am so glad to have met her. I remember one day, she decided to take me out and treat me to a 2-course […]

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Faith

Do not worry about tomorrow

I don’t know about you, but I often find that life can be unpredictable. I can see this in my own life and even more in the lives of others. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we expect or hope and this can be a daunting prospect. Worry about the future I sometimes […]

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Faith, Relationships

God, I feel tired: A Prayer

I experience a range of emotions when I think about racism and injustice in the world–from anger to sadness to frustration and fear – but I do try to remain hopeful.  As the Black theologian and pioneer of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo said, ‘Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger […]

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Faith

The Unpredictability of Life

The recent pandemic has got me thinking about how unpredictable life is. This is not something that anybody prepared or planned for. All over the world, people made plans which had to be cancelled- from holidays to weddings and birthday celebrations. Families have quickly been torn apart. Loved ones have been rushed into intensive care […]

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Faith, Relationships, Work

Can Faith and Striving go together?

A friend and I were talking recently about the pressure society places on us to be ‘accomplished’ and have boxes ticked off like getting a ‘good’ job, buying a house and getting married, by a certain age. We agreed that this pressure is unhelpful and we agreed that working towards our own goals at our […]

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Faith

Trust God

As Christians, God instructs us to trust him. He tells us not to worry or to fear but to remember that He is in control. However, most of us would probably agree that this is a lot easier said than done. I was in a situation recently when I felt extremely overwhelmed and trusting God […]

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Faith

A Thankful New Year

As this year comes to an end, many of us are starting to get ready to welcome in a New Year. This often involves reviewing the previous year and setting goals for the year ahead. ‘New year, new me’ is a phrase people like to use to signify a fresh start… a new chapter. Everyone […]

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Faith

Real Positive

Be positive! I’m sure you’ve heard someone say this to you at some point in your life. Whether you’re about to take an exam and you’re not convinced that it’s going to go so well, or you’ve just found out that you’ve been rejected from that job you were hoping to get. You may be […]

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Faith, Travel

Go for it!

‘Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did’. H. Jackson Brown Jr. Stepping out into the unknown and doing something new can be daunting. Whether it’s moving to a new place, starting a business or applying for a job, […]

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Faith

Good God

Good. Not great; not amazing. Just good. We use the word ‘good’ to describe so many different things- food, how we’re feeling, TV programmes, schools… It’s a word we slip into our casual conversations every day and so when the Bible describes God as good, it’s easy to forget all that this really means. God […]

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