Tag: virtue

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I like hanging out, but I don’t want to be friends…

  Friendships can bring the greatest of emotions; pride in our friend’s success, sorrow in their struggle, and victorious triumph when we overcome a challenge. But friendship can also be the things that can hurt us the most and leave scars; some that will fade with time. Being open to […]

A Practical Prayer; when Bearing the Burdens of Others

A Practical Prayer   We live in a country and a time where the seemingly smallest of struggles can feel like the biggest inconveniences. Our car radio doesn’t take an aux cord, our phone goes flat, we forget our earphones for a bus ride or we “have absolutely nothing to […]

‘Work harder!’ But I’m worn out…

How exhausting. Hard work is a necessary part of life. How many times have we been counselled to work hard in order to achieve our goals? To just push on, give more, put more effort in, sounds like a recipe for being ‘Worn Out’ maybe even ‘Burnt Out’. It certainly […]

Simply Surrender

Simply Surrender   “Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude”  – Therese Martin   Growing up, if I was sure of anything, it was that I wanted to be a doctor. When I was 8, the worries of getting good enough grades, finding money […]