That Thing

The Scenario I don’t suppose you spend endless time arguing with yourself. Do you? I do.  In my head there are at least two people. They rarely agree. They like to take a good look at every angle of a situation before coming to any conclusion. Sometimes it takes all my energy to get them []
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No Fear in Love

What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No not just for some but for everyone. “What the World Needs Now” by Dionne Warwick Every time I look up, every time I look down No []
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“And it makes me Wonder….” Stairway to Heaven

I officiated at my first civil funeral of an elderly lady which caused me to do a lot of thinking. These reflections were utterly reframed after hearing a wonderful teaching I stumbled upon by Richard Rohr on YouTube, which was based on Franciscan mysticism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NtUaos9Nus.  In keeping with all grace-filled coincidences, Fiona and Matthew’s own []
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My Kingdom Come…

I set out to rule the world with only a paper shield and a wooden sword. No mountain dare stand in my way, even the oceans tremble in my wake. The tide is brave, but always retreats. even the sand, it cowers under my feet. My kingdom towers above it all, while I sleep safe []
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“And Stillness the Dancing”

On Sunday 27th May, I was all set to go to Ignite in Blackrock, followed by lunch with my dear friend Grace.  However, I seemed to be faffing around rather than getting ready.  Eventually, I succumbed to my inner voice to do my prayer-time before leaving. I opened my Jesus Calling and read the page []
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Thirty!

True story: I completely, utterly failed to organise a car from our wedding and reception venue to Marilyn’s folks’ house, where we were going to open some gifts before heading off to our honeymoon.  I was so concerned about someone sabotaging my car that I had a friend drive it to a safe place for []
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Five Emotions from Living in Ethiopia

In four weeks we leave Ethiopia, our home for the past two years, and return to live in Ireland. Here are a few of the meaningful things I’ve learnt about myself, through five emotions.   Wonder Sometimes I find myself driving around or working at my desk and all of a sudden it hits me []
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On Patience

Writing this blog from a table in my local Starbucks in Dun Laoghaire, I cannot help but remember how many Vanilla Matcha Tea cups ago I could only dream of what I have today. On June 4th I started my long-awaited career as Programme Coordinator with IDI, which stands for International Development Ireland. Why long-awaited? []
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Why do we still need the Old Testament?

Back in April a tweet from John Cleese sparked some interesting questions with the ‘Impasse’ group. The tweet read: “You see… Evangelism is defined as spreading the word of the Gospel. The Gospel – the teaching of Christ and the apostles – is to be found in the NEW Testament. There is no Gospel in []
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Go ahead, ask

“Mumineedafountainpen!!!”   This cry of anguish was uttered at 8:07 one morning. One school morning. Brushing teeth, finding jackets, tying laces, packing lunch all while irritating your sibling morning.   I mean, really? What am I, a stationery shop? Think those exact words came out of my mouth. If I were Mary Poppins, no doubt []
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