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deeper: on writing, faith, invitation and grace #oneword365

Writing is a strange art. It draws deep and deeper still out of our minds and hearts. Because the art of creativity involves sorting, sifting and lifting what might lie concealed. This happens with our emotions and thoughts, ones we didn’t realise were buried deep inside us. And their surfacing can surprise or frighten us …

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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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adversity: where God’s grace heals, saves and transforms our thoughts

Adversity feels Iike a badge that’s got my name on it. Have you ever felt like that? Instead of having an ab-fab start, it’s been more like a sad-bad beginning to 2018, with weeks full of viral illness and hugging the duvet. Maybe you can relate? Now that I am finally coming up for air …

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