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Unity in Community: Space for the unusual.

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“If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in.”  – Brené Brown It’s pretty easy to absorb as true whatever are the social norms we are surrounded by. But when we do that thoughtlessly, we run the risk of discarding any experience or knowledge we feel and/or hold that lands outside of said social norms. What we want, though, in the communities of which we are […]

Love like that.

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“Watch what God does, and then you do it…. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that..” Eph 5:1-2 (MSG) ‘Love like that.’ I think sometimes it’s easy to read God’s words as […]


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  I don’t know about you, but I’ve often felt pressure to step out of what is comfortable, ‘to do the right thing – even when it’s hard.’ Keep pushing through comfort To achieve the dream, to get the reward, and all of that. I still think those ideas are neat. I still hold them as values. Because, It’s ideas like these that give us ambition, drive, progress. But. I’ve also got a hang up […]

Limited + Human

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“The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.” – Soren Kierkegaard. // What would happen if today we relaxed, in the middle of our mess, and let God do his job? This, I’m coming to see, is no easy feat. I often sit with anxiety, because I want so much […]


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“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.” Tim Keller. // Never are we pressing our faith into thin air – never are we putting our faith into nothing. Faith must always be placed into something. When we stand, our faith is upon the ground holding us; when we swim, our faith is in the water to keep us afloat. He, in a sense can […]

Watch what blooms.

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I’m halfway through my counselling degree. And for once in my life it feels like I’ve aced following my heart at something rather than all of the ‘should’s’ floating in and around me. I used to think following hearts contrary to the ‘right’ thing, but I have since learned the heart must be included on the path we choose to walk if we want to walk it with any sense of purpose. If we wish […]

Bridging gaps.

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  So I’ve been considering something in a way I hadn’t quite before. That being – we are wired to connect with people. To live day to day with people in some way or another. It’s almost as if when there is a genuine hearty sort of below-the-surface type connection right there you actually find out you’re ok, you meet authentic love and acceptance there. Connection – it’s the light of sorts that can actually […]

When the Seed goes Underground.

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“Don’t dig up in doubt, what you planted in faith” – Elisabeth Elliot I was thinking. What does trust look like, In the new beginnings, in the new paths we walk, in our dreams and even our hearty, soul-ey type desires? When we plant a new seed or a dream of sorts, it requires letting it go, and then covering it with soil. It has to go underground in order for it to rise into […]

The Melody has more power with a Rhythm.

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Have you ever thought about how in everything there is a process? / The melody of a song would be nothing had it no notes between the first and the last. It would be nothing without a rhythm. It’s the notes between the beginning and the end of a song, and also the beat they dance upon, that create something beautiful. Each and every note is so key in creating a stunning, wild melody that […]


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Rise // It is so important, dear one – When you feel like you’ve hit the floor, Rise / Even now Rise To reach higher ground / It’s the only way, Rise. / Slowly if that’s all you can bear But by all means – Stand / And rise And have faith love is waiting there. I can assure you, he is. //