Love is…

                (Love is Comic Strip originals, Kim Casali)   Love is whispering sweet nothings? Love is caressing, touching, feeling? Love is pleasurable? Love is excitement… the thrill? Love is private, secretive?   Love is doing what is right? Love is to be guarded, protected, reserved? Love is without []
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A Lyric Stream-of-Consciousness Piece dealing with (in)Sanity

There’s so much to do! Panic. More panic There’s a thing I’ve forgotten and a list left from yesterday that didn’t get done Today’s list is longer – and that blog to write What? Spiritual content today? That has to wait There’s an Important Email to reply to It’s already overdue [stop that noise!] Things []
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Women at Risk

If you were hoping for a cheery blog to welcome in the new term, close this page now! This is a horrible subject but one that I’ve learnt a little about over the past few years, enough to know that I know almost nothing. And yet the little I have picked up was from excellent []
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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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