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Bread & Wine broken for me...

Bread & Wine broken for me…

By | Soul Care

Bread & Wine broken for me… When Jesus asked us to remember him by the taking of bread and the pouring of the wine I wondered. Why? My experience of the eucharist was boring, sombre and seemingly irrelevant to my every day life. When I took the bread and the wine it felt like God was managing my sin and…

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Living Beyond the Silly

Living Beyond the Silly

By | Soul Care

Living  Beyond the Silly is how I want to live. Last week I had a migraine and was at home for a few days. Doing my serial movie run whilst my head pounded,  I watched the documentary, “The First Monday in May“. It was a stunning display of what the fashion world can create. For once, the world of fashion didn’t…

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Sometimes cooking isn’t good for my soul

By | Soul Care, The Table

Sometimes cooking isn’t good for my soul. I love preparing food for the table. That moment when I put out the chopping board and start to dice onions and chop up vegetables calms me and helps relaxes me.  I love cooking for people I love. But sometimes I find my soul stretched and frazzled and in those moments feeding souls becomes problematic. Food…

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Mumma’s Invitation

By | Soul Care, The Table

  One of the most important things I have learned about mothering was to give Mumma’s Invitation to all hearts. My earliest memories of my mother are of the table.  Of her inviting new and old friends , big kids and little kids, family and loved ones to the table. We never knew who was going to turn up but…

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I am enough

I am enough!

By | Soul Care, The Table

I am enough! “Jesus knew that his hour had come.” He was present to the sacred. In this sacred space the overflow of Christ’s heart was not the narcisstic attempt to get people thinking how important he was but rather one of connection, of service, humility and love. There were no “My heart moves for these guys,” selfie moments. There were…

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I can swim

I can swim

By | Soul Care

  Yesterday Tim was swimming and made the comment, “I feel like I can swim like I used to. My strokes and ability to do it feels like they once did.” 10 years on and his body is still finding healing. I find the process of healing fascinating and a joy filled experience. Watching your best friend, your beloved experience…

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Living Prayer

By | SOAP Thoughts, Soul Care

“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”  Mark 11:24 Prayer is communicating with God about what we’re doing together. If  God and I aren’t doing anything together, we won’t have anything to talk about. If God and I aren’t doing anything together then the concerns of the world will have me anxious, fretting,…

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Protecting the littles

Protecting the Littles

By | Soul Care

42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.  These are strong words from Jesus about littles. We are not to cause one of the littles to stumble. His compassion and kindness for children can be…

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bread & wine

Lent

By | Lent, Soul Care

Mary Magdalene … Her world was filled with grief… it threatened to overwhelm… to engulf…Her friend, her Saviour, the one who taught her soul what it meant to experience acceptance had been brutally murdered. The ravages of post traumatic stress threatened to consume her.  Disbelief… searing pain…How did it come to this? Filled with grief, trying to find a safe place to…

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