Crossing the Road

I watched someone engrossed in her phone step out into the road in front of oncoming traffic. I immediately made the judgement that she was an idiot. I would never be so stupid as to cross the road without looking. I watched someone engrossed in her phone step out into the road in front of []
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Are you Ready for Love?

This will be a short one. Because my head is filled with content, and it’s tired! And frazzled. Making time for this podcast, that show, that new Kanye West album, that friend who wants to meet for coffee and also, for myself. I’m trying to juggle and balance all these opinions, while somehow forming my []
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Criticism vs Affirmation

While presenting is a simple and remarkably useful skill, it is also an act that most people seem to find daunting at the best of times. Fair enough. Putting yourself out there, to describe personal thoughts or reflections makes you stand out from the apathetic crowd. To extend out to the world something that feels []
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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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