“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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I Miss my Dog

I remember one Sunday evening a couple of years ago. Liverpool were playing Chelsea in the Premier League. Liverpool were drawing 1-1 to a superior team. The game seemed to be playing itself out for a draw when an unlikely figure popped up and scored. Glen Johnson, Liverpool’s then right back beat their defence and []
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In the Moment

There are times in life when you are just too busy, and that’s that. There’s no point thinking about reflection and peace, meditation and mindfulness. Sometimes you have to get up and start working and keep going till you fall asleep again. That’s just how it is.   Writing a blog after one of those []
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Love is a Risky Thing

‘So what happens when the heart just stops Stops caring for anyone The hollow in your chest dries up And you stop believing’ The Frames ‘What happens when the heart just stops?’   ‘Don’t ya think that you need somebody Don’t ya think that you need someone Everybody needs somebody You’re not the only one []
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The Resurrection

As we are in the season of Easter and the mystery of the Resurrection, I couldn’t but write on this theme. Marion Smith gave us a wonderful reflection during lent and outlined the various critical questions to think over, including Jesus’ sojourn into the wilderness. Having given this much thought, I also reflected on the []
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