A Blog in Two Parts

Part OneOn the road, on our road,the bus stop, his bus stop — lights flashing —Garda cars, ambulance, stopped traffic.Someone crying out, lying on the road,choking fear. ‘It isn’t your []
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Running

[Before you read: Do you ever have the moment where your privilege smacks you in the face like a frying pan on Reeves and Mortimer? Yeah, like that.   I wrote []
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Covenant Prayer

At our prayer meeting yesterday morning, we dedicated Urban Junction to God using the Covenant prayer Michael lead us through for us as individuals on Sunday. For us, it was []
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A Season of Magic

Several Decembers ago, a good friend of mine said, “There’s so little magic in this @!#%?&! world, I’ll do whatever I have to, in order to keep it alive for []
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Praying and Playing

I’ll keep this short. I have a few different but similar thoughts. 1. Dallas Willard was once asked to describe Jesus in one word. He sat back and thought for []
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Unexpected News

Have you ever struggled with some unexpected news or twist in your life’s journey? Maybe a move away, a relationship in difficulty, a changing job situation or a dream unfulfilled.     Mary & Joseph received some unexpected news from an angel one day – they were []
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Blackrock’s Got Some Stuff

For years, I’ve passed by that sign on the edge of Blackrock that declares Blackrock: we’ve got it all.  So naturally I’ve tested this bold declaration to see if it’s true.  []
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What can I do?

I was out in the garden about 10 days ago digging up the gladioli which won’t survive the winter cold – but will we have winter cold? I usually have them out []
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Carry the Name

Sometimes a slight change in perspective on a familiar topic manages to change everything!  Matthew was great on Sunday, talking about the Lord’s Prayer (lines 1&2)! In particular, his comment []
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What next, if?

What next, when…?  ‘Jesus came to make people free. He wanted us to choose goodness freely. He did not crave the base worship of the slave. But free choice can []
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