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Sharon

Camps where kids get to have their world shaken!

Camps where kids get to have their world shaken!

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Talk to parents who grew up in church and it isn’t long before they tell you a story involving a camp.   Where crazy, whimsy and adventure happened… You see their eyes begin to crinkle and the sound of a giggle emerging as they remember… Camps where kids get to have their world shaken! They are spaces were we get to engage with…

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Jesus’ presence silenced prejudice

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“I don’t want my children using public buses to get to school because it might mean they have to sit next to kids that go to government schools.” “I need to mix with people more like myself.” “I’m not sure that I want that type of child near my children.” My heart just breaks when I hear these kinds of statements….

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Youth

Will you pray for our youth?

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The kingdom of God is present in our youth. One of the beautiful activities that Jesus performs on planet earth is bringing lost souls into proximity to his heart. He loves to be close to the broken hearted, the one that is lost. I love the words of Trevor Hudson, “Many people believe that Jesus is far more interested in…

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Betrayal

Betrayal

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Betrayal is so common these days. I watch people break open.  Their soul a mess. Betrayal runs a sword so deep within the human soul. It paralyses the human soul.  The soul, that part of us that connects us to others, to our world, to our God becomes paralysed.  We find ourselves no longer relating to others as we once did….

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hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

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One day my son and I went hot air ballooning. We shivered in the dark, that coldest hour before dawn. We kept reminding ourselves that it was going to be worth it. The golden hues of the morning light began to touch our field…It’s light beginning to warm our bodies. We were in Cappadocia, Turkey celebrating life! My son had just…

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Celebration Stealers

Celebration Stealers

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It took me a while to realise that not everyone’s soul wants to celebrate. One of my most vivid encounters with a celebration stealer was at the birth of my daughter. I remember holding her, cherishing her, knowing that she had just come from God. A precious gift in a season of grief.  A sweet exchange for a mother lost…

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Pastor's Kids

Pastor’s Kids

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“I don’t believe that you should give  yourself to the church because your kids end up having problems.  We’ve all seen how pastor’s kids turn out!” Over and over again I have heard this stereotype. Pastor’s kids who choose bad wild have done so because of the occupation of their parents. I have often wondered about the lawyer, the doctor, the butcher,…

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When Entertainment celebrated brutality…

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When Entertainment celebrated brutality… I stood in the Colosseum and imagined a time when it was full. When the crowds yelled and cheered. I was in awe of the skill of artisans as they created forests on the floor of the arena.  I saw them creating, painting and building sea battle scapes. Their artistry captivated the creative space within. But whilst I…

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The table is a great revealer

The table is a great revealer…

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The table is a great revealer… If I will sit at the table long enough to hear another person’s heart beat… The air was heavy with unspoken words and hearts.  It was the last event planning meeting before the big day.  I couldn’t understand this atmosphere, this unspoken pain. My bridal party seemed to be in unspoken pain. We gathered…

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