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On Burnout, the Sabbath & A Little Soul Spring Cleaning

‘Our generation were the generation that burnt our bras. But we were never in danger of burning out.’ Burnout seems to be such a key issue for our generation. Many in this day and age seem to be experiencing burnout, and varying degrees of this. We frequently hear of the term ‘burnout’ thrown around, but what […]

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When You Feel Like You Are On the Outside Looking In

‘Everyone’s Welcome, Nobody’s Perfect, Anything’s Possible.’ That’s the title of a blog post that I read this week that got me thinking. It was by well known author Jennifer Dukes Lee. She writes: It begins by stopping everything we’re doing to let someone know they’re worth it. You can read the entire article here: http://jenniferdukeslee.com/everyones-welcome-nobodys-perfect-anythings-possible/ So […]

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Joy for the Battle: Reclaiming Your Joyful Inheritance

This week I was privileged to write a guest blog post on the topic of joy for the Joy360 series on the Peacequility blog. Check out http://www.peacequility.com for some great wisdom from Julie on a variety of topics. When troubles, trials or tribulations cross your path, is joy your natural response? I know that it […]

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Sacred Scars of Divorce: Why the Divorced Need the Church

It’s a great honour to welcome my friend and fellow blogger Julie Holly all the way from the USA, as she writes about the painful topic of divorce. She writes: I sewed the scarlet letter for shame to my heart in exchange for freedom because I thought I needed to. You see, it wasn’t that […]

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Christmas for the Brokenhearted

‘Lay a whisper on my pillow, leave the winter on the ground. I wake up lonely, there’s air of silence in the bedroom and all around.’ I recall a song that was released when I was not even ten. Performed by Roxette, ‘It must have been love’ was also known by the title ‘Christmas for […]

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Sleeplessly Singing the Blues

What an incredible joy and a blessing to be gifted with a child. There are so many precious moments and ‘pinnacles’ in parenting.  However, it seems to me that being at home with a new baby can often be a challenging time for many women. The transition from working woman to stay at home mother […]

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The Apple of His Eye: Finding the Father Heart of God

 My Dad is a good storyteller. He tells of the time when I was about four and climbing a tree, I found myself rather stuck. I ended up hanging from a branch holding on for dear life, and when Dad came to rescue me I said ‘I knew you would come Dad’. That is the […]

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A Prescription For The Please Disease

‘Saying yes all the time won’t make me wonder woman. It will make me a worn out woman.’ Have you ever struggled to meet the expectations of others around you? Have ever felt the need to please people in order to win their approval?  And have you ever felt that if you were asked to […]

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Touching the Cloak of the King: She Who Shunned Shame

The danger of an iceberg is not what is seen, but what lies beneath. Because what lies beneath is what sinks ships. Isn’t this also true of us? Last weekend I attended a seminar on the topic of shame. I attended a seminar on trauma last year and noticed that there were less participants in attendance […]

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Are We Living on a Lonely Planet?: How to Stop for the One

I wonder whether the things that are difficult to talk about, are the very topics that need to be given airspace. Like loneliness for example. I was going to call this post ‘The Lonely Planet Guide to Overcoming Loneliness.’ Because most of us if we are honest, have experienced a little loneliness at some point […]

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