Friends & Family

Getting Honest about Racism

Racism. How to articulate feelings over such an issue? How not to cause offence? How not to be misconstrued?  These are all thoughts that have crossed my mind when approaching this topic and oftentimes, they mean I hold back when engaging. I am sure many can relate.  It’s especially difficult when here in the UK, […]

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Faith, Friends & Family

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, Friends & Family, Work & Study

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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Friends & Family

Why not Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your local community and also to grow as an individual. Lots of people have a negative attitude towards volunteering since it’s unpaid work but there’s actually so much you can gain and learn from volunteering!

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Friends & Family

Comparison

‘Everyone has secrets they don’t wanna share. Everyone has a past that no one has heard about. Everyone has talents that people don’t notice. Everyone has a story left untold. So never start judging someone, thinking like you know them because the truth is you probably don’t’. – Lupytha Hermin   It’s easy to look […]

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Faith, Friends & Family, Work & Study

New Season

Change is a common occurrence in life but change is not always comfortable. Change will uproot the familiar and will often leave us trying to find our footing.

There are so many ways that we might try to deal with this but a lot of what we do is not helpful in the long run…

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