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Emily likens Hope to a bird

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 […]

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Where Joy comes from

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 […]

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Senior Man With Walking Stick Offering Help To His Young Daughter Carrying Groceries

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 […]

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What is Virtue?

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 […]

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Refocusing our Resolutions

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 […]

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A Christmas reflection…

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 […]

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Lady Justice

Lady Justice

Like so many before us, we deal with many injustices in our daily lives. They’re in the community we live in, our workplaces and our relationships. Sometimes, they are small ones that build up and just make our day unpleasant and put us in a bad mood. Some will be […]

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Barista Partner Working Coffee Shop Concept

Just keep swimming

Last year, I got my first job in hospitality at a café. It was a busy café with friendly staff but lots of customers and lots of tasks for me to do. Despite being familiar with how a kitchen worked and finding it easy to serve people, I made many […]

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Young woman fishing in pond in summer evening

Stillness

Stillness A regular dose of silence and quietness is necessary for peace of mind. At least that’s what all the self-care and mindfulness material out there will say. But actually attaining a practice of stillness is no easy feat. If it were as easy as turning off the TV, popping […]

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