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joy: discerning fake, festive and faith experiences of joy

Joy tends to get confused with ephemeral happiness, times of being satiated with life’s good things and satisfied with the current state of play. I think it’s so much more than that. I grew up in a dysfunctional family, hooked on false bonhomie. Socialising and partying were their forte. It might have looked joyful to …

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vibrancy: an invitation to rest and a deeper soul life

Summer’s onset is a call to vibrancy, an invitation to come alive on the inside, to hear heaven’s heartbeat thrumming in our souls and witness the glory of God’s creation in the world around. We’re invited to participate, to become filled with holy awe and to develop a larger perspective, deeper awareness and appreciation of …

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weakness: when it’s more than a temporary state #MEAwarenessDay

Weakness is something we would all rather ignore, hoping it’s a temporary state, a passing phase we can press through, fuelled by extra food, supplements or caffeine, perhaps. Because who among us would choose to be seen as weak, never mind feel like it? But what if it doesn’t leave us? What if weakness comes …

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