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A Mini-Retreat and Reboot

This is a retreat we put together a couple of years ago, it has been used over and over on many occasions. It’s an opportunity for personal reflection and to reboot our lives. We’re all getting used to living a busy kind of lifestyle with back to back appointments, opportunities, […]

Be not afraid

Be Not Afraid Growing up, I didn’t believe in Santa Claus. But I still got to experience the disappointment of Christmas magic not being quite what I thought it was.  “He’s here!” we’d yell with excitement, not even noticing the gifts under the tree.  Each year, my family set up […]

The thing we wish for

We’ve all played this game before.
“If a genie appeared before you right now and granted you three wishes, what would you wish for?”
We all like to think we’d make a good call. And although the genie is hypothetical, often we find ourselves saying (to others or to ourselves): “If I just had … things would be ok” or “… I’d be a better person”
Or “… I’d be a good Christian”

Being the Christian friend

As Christians in our daily life, it’s easy to be critical of our secular modern world. It can leave a lot to be desired when we see so many people treat each other so poorly and passionately deny our God. Some – even those we thought were our friends – […]

Emily likens Hope to a bird

This poem is one of the most famous pieces of work by Emily Dickinson. Emily was an American woman whose creative talents weren’t revealed to the world until after her death. Her words are so reflective and honest about her experience of Hope that they might be just what people […]

Where Joy comes from

Where all this Joy is coming from Why all this joy? Is she just trying to be funny? Actually, no. Since the pandemic I’ve watched and talked to people I care about, people I admire across the globe all take a hit in one way or another. I saw the […]

More than managing COVID-19

More than managing the COVID-19 Climate By now you’ve heard it all. From conspiracy theories of germ warfare to the bizarre situation of a lack of toilet paper. From tightening up our hand washing and sneezing habits to precautions of social distancing, to panic shoppers and attitudes of ‘it’s just […]

What is Virtue?

One of the important questions we must be able to answer for ourselves at Virtue Ministry is, “What is virtue?” The answer was something I wasn’t so sure of when starting out a year ago. The definition in my mind was quite ambiguous. Virtue was “something good”. It was a […]

Refocusing our Resolutions

It’s somewhere between week 4 and week 8 of the year and new year’s resounding resolutions seem both so far away, and like it was only yesterday. That gym membership we took out, yeah probably been a few times. The new healthy eating plan, yeah, broke that a couple of […]

A Christmas reflection…

A Christmas Reflection… The end of a decade and here we are… Christmas is around the corner and there are 2 things I would like to bring to mind in this last blog post for 2019. Gratitude for the year Having been blessed to be granted with some team time […]