#Hashtag

#hecticconstantlyandpulledinalldirections is the new tagline for my life. #whydoesverythinghappenatonceinthesameweek would also suffice. I returned to work last week after nearly 6 months maternity leave. There were sleepless nights prior to the first day, tears on the first day & extreme exhaustion mentally and emotionally by the last day. Coupled with supporting a friend through her []
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Happy Endings

I’m not a mega fan of Disney. But on a bad day, we could all do with an ‘all singing all dancing beautiful people living happily ever after’ fairytale ending for ourselves… But Disney movies are not exclusively about stunningly beautiful young ladies meeting their Prince Charming, falling in love at first sight, breaking spells []
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Making Connections

During English Paper 1 in my Leaving Cert I chose the essay title ‘Making Connections’. I wrote about being adopted and the massive ‘connection’ I would be creating if I was to look for & (possibly) meet my biological mother. If I’m honest it was a rehash of an essay I’d written during the year []
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Perspective is Everything

On Sunday I saw a photo of my biological father. For the first time. EVER. The 51 year old man looking out from the photo is the person who provided half my genetic material yet is a total stranger to me. It was co-incidental that on Fathers Day a combination of events and the power []
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Day 97 – Seacht n-Eaglaisí

Revelation 2 – 3  “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands.  I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who []
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Day 80 – Speak Boldy

Acts 25 – 28 The story of Paul and his trial before Festus, his hearing before King Agrippa and his dramatic voyage to Crete which ended in shipwreck in Malta is fast-moving and exciting to read. He also testifies about his conversion through meeting Jesus in person on the road to Damascus. He was transformed []
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Day 57 – Salt

Matthew 6:5 – 7 Like lots of people, I have made some New Year’s resolutions…. Mainly along the lines of getting fit, losing weight, not procrastinating, being a more patient mother/wife, being more efficient with my time etc etc. But then I read Jesus’ words from these passages and I realise that the no matter []
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Day 37 – Solomon’s Wish

1 Kings 2 – 3 Solomon’s dream about God granting him any wish reminds me of Aladdin and the genie in the lamp…..but of course God did not put any provisos on Solomon’s request. And there are no limitations when it comes to God’s power.   Yet Solomon chose his wish very carefully. It is []
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Day 27 – Judges

Joshua 4 – 5 The first few chapters of Judges show Israel’s rebellion and God’s compassion time and time again. The Israelites are, well, quite like us. They continually do evil in the sight of the Lord, they constantly turn away from him, or decide to turn back only to grumble away. They follow and []
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Day 17 – Yesterday, Today, Forever

Exodus 3 & 4 “I AM WHO I AM” This is such a compelling statement from a living God who is so almighty and sovereign and everlasting that no words are fit to describe Him adequately. HE IS WHO HE IS because HE IS GOD. Period. He is unchanging. This God, the great I AM, []
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