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Reaching new depths

Reaching new depths At Virtue Ministry, we have been given the challenge to focus on a weekly word and scripture passage to apply to our life. Like any spiritual challenge, we often only can get out what we put in, but sometimes that requires guidance or hearing the experiences of […]

Giving Unwanted Forgiveness

Giving Unwanted Forgiveness Forgiveness is something so many people struggle with. For some, it’s over small things. For others, it’s over significant things that few people could truly say they would be able to forgive. Recently, I read a book by a Holocaust survivor called Eddie whose message was that […]

SFMO – Sadness From Missing Out this Valentines day

Sadness on Valentines Day I recently came across one of those motivational quotes for Valentines day that made me raise an eye brow.  ‘’Blocking Happy couples on Valentines Day is self-care’‘ Man, there’s a lot of positive messages out there for those facing SFMO – Sadness from missing out, and […]

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 […]