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Renouncing Despair

Many people live on the edge of despair and some beyond it. Despair is caused the absence of hope. And on both a political and cultural level it is sometimes difficult to find hope and very easy to find reasons for despair.

It is sobering to note that, such is their level of despair, almost 6000 people in our nation take their own lives every year. Continue Reading

Life

The Forest

Having been raised in a traditional conservative Christian environment I was encouraged to go for a walk in the forest at least once a day for my spiritual health. Morning and evening walks were encouraged and for many years, like a good Christian, I followed this advice. Continue Reading

Life

Pictures

How do you see yourself? How you see yourself will determine the kind of person you are – how you will interact with others – and – more importantly – how you will relate to God.

How do you see other people? How we view one another has a huge impact on how we deal with one another. It impacts all our relationships or sometimes our lack of them. Continue Reading

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Want

Much of our world lives in want – real or imagined. The dictionary definition of want is – “A lack or deficiency of something.” In the West we want mostly for “things” – a better house, the latest iPhone, it a better job, more satisfying pastimes or relationships to name but a few. Continue Reading

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Presence

Last Sunday I spent the afternoon with friends. This morning as I thought back to our time together what remained with me was not so much the reason we met – but the fact that simply in being together we encouraged, strengthened, refreshed and blessed one another. To be in the presence of a friend or friends, where there is no agenda, no need to impress and no tension or negativity is indeed a place I love to be. Continue Reading