What is Spiritual Guidance?

It occurred to me when preparing to write this blog to tell you about spiritual guidance and what it means.  To do so, I need to give you a very brief overview of its history. Spiritual guidance has several titles such as: “Spiritual Direction”; “Spiritual Accompaniment” or Anam Cara (Soul friend, in Irish). It has []
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A Home Away from Home

So going into the Leaving Cert French orals this week, I have had to prepare a ‘document’ to talk about. This is usually one or two pictures about an interesting topic for conversation and mine is a collage of pictures outlining the work I’ve been a part of in Africa. I was reminded, as I []
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I hope that…

How often in the day do you say “I hope that ….” to someone? At a recent bible study the presenter suggested that we have become very casual with our use of the word hope. “I hope that I win the lottery.” Is that a real expectation? It shouldn’t be as the statistical odds are []
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a drawing of a lightbulb on a post-it on a noticeboard

Reflecting as a team, retro-style

Retro-style As a worship team in Ignite Network, we want to do the best job we can in serving God and the members of our community. Worship is an integral part of Ignite Network and we are honoured to play a part in leading it.  That’s why, recently, the whole team got together to talk []
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That Kiss

I’m not wild about bringing this up, I’ll be honest.  Whether it is because Easter is close, or because past conversations have woven in and out of it, or because a recent tv series we watched was so incarcerated by it, I don’t know, but I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the subject of []
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Much More…

Our as-yet-nameless bible study group (four years on) that meets on Wednesdays (used to be Thursdays) with fluid membership requirements (think we’ve narrowed it down to female?) is currently doing a series on choices. (Perhaps we should have started with this one all those years ago…) Anyway, this series started with a detailed look into []
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What is Love?

‘What is love? Baby don’t hurt me Don’t hurt me No more’ [Haddaway, What is love?]   ‘I wanna know what love is I want you to show me I wanna feel what love is I know you can show me’ [Foreigner, I want to know what love is?]   It’s a joke. It’s marketing. []
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Isaac’s Blog of Probable Heresy

“From the head to the heart You take me on a journey Of letting go And getting lost in you   There’s no shame  In looking like a fool When I give you what I can’t keep To take a hold of you”   I couldn’t decide what to write a blog on and I []
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Holding onto Faith

Flu. Thoughts riot, cascading madly. One minute you are inspired, the next weeping over nothing. In fact, weeping over nothing seems to be the way to end the day for a week afterwards. Your legs stop working, and you are feverish every time you have a shower/use a hairdryer/drink a cup of tea/put on a []
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Beauty & the Beast and the Gospel

I have always been one for fairy tales and legends. They have this way of capturing my imagination and touch my heart in a way. Even to this day, I am still fond of them. Over Christmas I sat down with my niece and watched Snow White. She left after about 20 minutes because she []
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