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That feeling of shame … ouch

I think we’ve all been there — we’ve tucked ourselves into bed, the light is off, we might be drifting off to sleep… WHAM. Out of nowhere, we suddenly vividly recall some memory of the highest embarrassment, and lying in the dark, reliving our shame.  Everyone has lived through embarrassing […]

Speak with Conviction

Doing the right thing is often a fine balance between speaking up and saying nothing at all. For some, both are a real struggle. But for different temperaments, one may be a lot harder than the other. The truth is, both can be valuable virtuous acts; what we need is […]

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Why do fairy tales end at marriage?

There is a reason that fairy tales end with the wedding and it’s not because they ‘lived happily ever after.’ Our journey to matrimony may be full of romance, dancing at balls, chivalric gestures and dreams of a better life but marriage itself is no enchanted existence in a castle […]

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Courage, Dear Heart

If I asked you to think about a character from a story who sought courage, perhaps a most obvious answer is the Lion in the Wizard of Oz. It was a very clever move by the author of the book – portraying the animal kingdom’s fiercest animal as a timid […]

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Be the person you want to date

Modern dating culture is a minefield. It’s a maze of do’s and don’ts, will’s and won’ts, should’s and shouldn’ts. There’s so much to weigh up and everyone seems to have their own standards of what is and isn’t ok. Even within friend and faith circles, you will find opinions and […]

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Embrace Your Cross

In the last two thousand years, Christianity has most significantly symbolised itself through the cross. The cross and the crucifix have been recreated by artists of all cultures and eras. There are the elaborate masterpieces of Greek Orthodox gold and the humble carvings of wooden crosses by the faithful in […]

Silence is Golden

Today, it is so easy to fill the quiet moments in our life with noise. Have you noticed this? Do you find yourself itching to turn the music on in the car, even for a five minute drive? Do you constantly need noise, or the presence of other people to avoid your own thoughts? Our thoughts shouldn’t scare us that much! But if they do – and our response is to drown them out – we will never be able to properly deal with them unless we respond by stopping and listening to the silence.

All we were created to be

Elise explores the purpose of Virtue Ministry – all we were created to be. She explores and introduced creation in Genesis to us as a starting point for a year, as we begin to unpack the Virtues.