Exploring faith

  • A princess nonetheless – reflections of a single mother

    14 May 2017

     

    Mothers’ Day, Sunday May 9th, 2004

    I had this expectation that today had to be something special. The very same wish I had last year on my birthday, a frantic feeling of needing something desperately but being unable to reach it. I wanted to feel special. Maybe a gift that says, “Pamper yourself, you deserve it” would do it for me.

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  • Easter: life, love and fun

    10 April 2017

    As a kid I loved Easter – what is there NOT to love about a holiday dedicated entirely to chocolate?!

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  • Hope

    28 March 2016

    “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” Orison Marden

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  • The Hope of Christmas

    14 December 2015

    Each Christmas season we are bombarded with the exhortations to be happy, merry and jolly. And for so many it is indeed a time of joy and love. But Christmas can also be a painful reminder that something’s wrong with this world. For those who have lost a loved one during the year, it is at best a bittersweet time. For those who have lost a job, suffered a broken relationship, struggled with financial woes or dealt with serious sickness in the household, the call to be happy is a call to the impossible.

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  • Choose to Forgive

    07 September 2015

    It’s never easy to forgive someone who has hurt you but when it’s a family member it can be even tougher.

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  • The Difference a Day Makes

    30 March 2015

    It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

    Luke 23:44-46.

    A weekend is normally a time of rest, the highlight of our week. Then again, it can be the longest two days in the world. For the disciples, no weekend could have been longer or more painful.

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