On Oxymorons.

An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear side by side.  Some well-known examples are   Military intelligence Alone together Seriously funny Crash landing Only choice   Then there’s my personal favourite (sincere apologies to any hard-working An Post employees): Postal service.   People often cite apparent biblical contradictions as []
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‘I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full’

This is a difficult blog to write due to word-count limitation! It is a blog book-ended with coming to terms with compulsory redundancy and the passing of Liam while my family and I celebrated the great joy of new beginnings starting with a wedding, an engagement and then the arrival of Sorcha Keegan, five-week premature. []
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Griefshare

Grief is a funny thing. Rarely ha-ha funny but sometimes so ridiculous that you just have to laugh/cry. It’s often strange as you behave in ways you wouldn’t normally, struggle with things that have never given you trouble before, feel down at times and much of the time feel slightly out of step with the []
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Cultivate Thankfulness, the 365 way

A little over a year ago, our bible study group finally completed a series about Thankfulness.  I say “finally” because, as a Women’s Bible Study, where the emphasis is not always on any one of those title subjects, it can take us a while longer than recommended to reach the end of our discussions.  On []
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The Holy Who?

It’s hard to say who I fell in love with first, God or Jesus, but I think God probably just inches ahead Jesus.  I still remember the awe of learning about God’s unceasing efforts and Jesus’ total sacrifice, all for love of me. After accepting this, accepting them, I spent many late night bible studies []
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Exams are the Worst

“And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep [guard] your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:7 (EXB) Fumbling through different actions for the verse above, on a Greystones beach in July last year, to the tune of “Kiss You” by One Direction (what else?), I never figured []
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Confidence in God

Fear is a thing that’s been on my mind. We try so hard to avoid things that we are afraid of. Loss of those we love. Failing those we love. Not achieving sufficiently at work, or academically. Illness. Not making the most of life. Missing chances. Missing boats, trains, planes. Getting stuck in traffic and []
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Pokémon and Old Testament Fulfilment

The flock of birds came down to launch what would be the final assault. Ash bravely stood between Pikachu and the angry Spearow’s, telling them he wouldn’t give in and he’d take them all on. Pikachu then leapt up from behind Ash and did one of those thunder attacks and the rest is history. Truly []
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The Ache for Beauty

Being a lot lacking in ideas for a blog due today, or maybe yesterday, I did have one happy thought! An old friend of ours, Lynn Caldwell, is a creative, married to a creative. She’s Canadian, a writer, photographer and maker. He’s Irish, an uilleann piper, among other things. Lynn’s Dad died recently, and she []
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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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