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  Friday
Jan-31
Thought For The Week

'We are easily controlled by the voice of our insignificance. This is the illusion that we fall victim to when a small, dark fraction of our lives becomes the whole picture we see of ourselves.' ~Peter Hannah

We are often so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. We allow something small and insignificant to dominate our lives. Every person has a small fraction of their lives that is dark. We then waste endless time and energy allowing it to dominate our lives. Sometimes it takes over our lives clouding us in depression, sadness and guilt.

We can even allow it blot out God's love for us. This should never happen. We think we are unworthy because we have allowed a pebble become a huge rock in our lives. It's time to go back holding the pebble again and let the rock go. There is great freedom in letting the rock go.

Last Saturday (Jan 25th) was the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. If we talk about pebbles and rocks then his life was a heap of rocks. We know he was hard, cold and often ruthless in what he did. He had no time for compassion or kindness. So when he did a major U-turn in his life, it seemed beyond belief and beyond comprehension. But that is what happened. He let all the rocks go and went about spreading the good news of Jesus.

The changes St Paul made may have been dramatic and beyond our experience but we too can begin to celebrate our good news. There are rocks in our lives that we can also let go of. What is the point in dragging them around with us each day?

There is great freedom in celebrating our story, celebrating our good news, celebrating the many down to earth and ordinary moments of our everyday lives. Once we start this journey, we will begin to understand how small pebbles are so much better than the rocks. Every rock we can let go of brings with it a freedom and hopefully new beginnings.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jan-30
Thought For The Week

'We are easily controlled by the voice of our insignificance. This is the illusion that we fall victim to when a small, dark fraction of our lives becomes the whole picture we see of ourselves.' ~Peter Hannah

We are often so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. We allow something small and insignificant to dominate our lives. Every person has a small fraction of their lives that is dark. We then waste endless time and energy allowing it to dominate our lives. Sometimes it takes over our lives clouding us in depression, sadness and guilt.

We can even allow it blot out God's love for us. This should never happen. We think we are unworthy because we have allowed a pebble become a huge rock in our lives. It's time to go back holding the pebble again and let the rock go. There is great freedom in letting the rock go.

Last Saturday (Jan 25th) was the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. If we talk about pebbles and rocks then his life was a heap of rocks. We know he was hard, cold and often ruthless in what he did. He had no time for compassion or kindness. So when he did a major U-turn in his life, it seemed beyond belief and beyond comprehension. But that is what happened. He let all the rocks go and went about spreading the good news of Jesus.

The changes St Paul made may have been dramatic and beyond our experience but we too can begin to celebrate our good news. There are rocks in our lives that we can also let go of. What is the point in dragging them around with us each day?

There is great freedom in celebrating our story, celebrating our good news, celebrating the many down to earth and ordinary moments of our everyday lives. Once we start this journey, we will begin to understand how small pebbles are so much better than the rocks. Every rock we can let go of brings with it a freedom and hopefully new beginnings.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Jan-29
Thought For The Week

'We are easily controlled by the voice of our insignificance. This is the illusion that we fall victim to when a small, dark fraction of our lives becomes the whole picture we see of ourselves.' ~Peter Hannah

We are often so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. We allow something small and insignificant to dominate our lives. Every person has a small fraction of their lives that is dark. We then waste endless time and energy allowing it to dominate our lives. Sometimes it takes over our lives clouding us in depression, sadness and guilt.

We can even allow it blot out God's love for us. This should never happen. We think we are unworthy because we have allowed a pebble become a huge rock in our lives. It's time to go back holding the pebble again and let the rock go. There is great freedom in letting the rock go.

Saturday (Jan 25th) was the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. If we talk about pebbles and rocks then his life was a heap of rocks. We know he was hard, cold and often ruthless in what he did. He had no time for compassion or kindness. So when he did a major U-turn in his life, it seemed beyond belief and beyond comprehension. But that is what happened. He let all the rocks go and went about spreading the good news of Jesus.

The changes St Paul made may have been dramatic and beyond our experience but we too can begin to celebrate our good news. There are rocks in our lives that we can also let go of. What is the point in dragging them around with us each day?

There is great freedom in celebrating our story, celebrating our good news, celebrating the many down to earth and ordinary moments of our everyday lives. Once we start this journey, we will begin to understand how small pebbles are so much better than the rocks. Every rock we can let go of brings with it a freedom and hopefully new beginnings.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Jan-28
Thought For The Week

'We are easily controlled by the voice of our insignificance. This is the illusion that we fall victim to when a small, dark fraction of our lives becomes the whole picture we see of ourselves.' ~Peter Hannah

We are often so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. We allow something small and insignificant to dominate our lives. Every person has a small fraction of their lives that is dark. We then waste endless time and energy allowing it to dominate our lives. Sometimes it takes over our lives clouding us in depression, sadness and guilt.

We can even allow it blot out God's love for us. This should never happen. We think we are unworthy because we have allowed a pebble become a huge rock in our lives. It's time to go back holding the pebble again and let the rock go. There is great freedom in letting the rock go.

Saturday (Jan 25th) was the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. If we talk about pebbles and rocks then his life was a heap of rocks. We know he was hard, cold and often ruthless in what he did. He had no time for compassion or kindness. So when he did a major U-turn in his life, it seemed beyond belief and beyond comprehension. But that is what happened. He let all the rocks go and went about spreading the good news of Jesus.

The changes St Paul made may have been dramatic and beyond our experience but we too can begin to celebrate our good news. There are rocks in our lives that we can also let go of. What is the point in dragging them around with us each day?

There is great freedom in celebrating our story, celebrating our good news, celebrating the many down to earth and ordinary moments of our everyday lives. Once we start this journey, we will begin to understand how small pebbles are so much better than the rocks. Every rock we can let go of brings with it a freedom and hopefully new beginnings.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Monday
Jan-27
Thought For The Week

'We are easily controlled by the voice of our insignificance. This is the illusion that we fall victim to when a small, dark fraction of our lives becomes the whole picture we see of ourselves.' ~Peter Hannah

We are often so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. We allow something small and insignificant to dominate our lives. Every person has a small fraction of their lives that is dark. We then waste endless time and energy allowing it to dominate our lives. Sometimes it takes over our lives clouding us in depression, sadness and guilt.

We can even allow it blot out God's love for us. This should never happen. We think we are unworthy because we have allowed a pebble become a huge rock in our lives. It's time to go back holding the pebble again and let the rock go. There is great freedom in letting the rock go.

Saturday (Jan 25th) was the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. If we talk about pebbles and rocks then his life was a heap of rocks. We know he was hard, cold and often ruthless in what he did. He had no time for compassion or kindness. So when he did a major U-turn in his life, it seemed beyond belief and beyond comprehension. But that is what happened. He let all the rocks go and went about spreading the good news of Jesus.

The changes St Paul made may have been dramatic and beyond our experience but we too can begin to celebrate our good news. There are rocks in our lives that we can also let go of. What is the point in dragging them around with us each day?

There is great freedom in celebrating our story, celebrating our good news, celebrating the many down to earth and ordinary moments of our everyday lives. Once we start this journey, we will begin to understand how small pebbles are so much better than the rocks. Every rock we can let go of brings with it a freedom and hopefully new beginnings.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Saturday
Jan-25
A traveller hired a donkey to take him to the next town. He agreed a fee with the owner of the donkey. "There is just one drawback," explained the owner of the donkey. "My donkey won't walk very far unless I poke him with a stick now and again. You ride on its back. I don't mind walking behind you."

It was a hot day but they still made good progress. In the middle of the day with the sun at its hottest, they stopped for a rest. "I shall sit in the shade of the donkey," said the traveller. "Oh no you won't" snapped the owner, "That is where I am going to rest. It's the only shade around for miles." "I've hired the donkey, so I should sit in the shade" argued the traveller. "Not at all" shouted the owner. "You hired the donkey, not its shadow. That belongs to me." The owner was so angry that he gave the traveller a push. In a moment both were fighting furiously. In the meantime the donkey grew bored and trotted off taking its shadow with her.

Moral of the story: Most arguments are petty and useless.
 
 
 
  Friday
Jan-24
Thought For The Week

'Now is the acceptable time' ~2 Cor 6:2

There are many little pieces of scripture that can sometimes speak a message that is gentle and clear. 'Now is the acceptable time' is one of those lines that is almost made for this month of January. It is a month that's not often included as our favourite month of the year. Many are broke after Christmas, the bills all seem to land this month, credit card accounts are creaking from overuse at Christmas and the phrase 'January Blues' also holds true for some.

But this month has many positives too. At its heart is new beginnings, freshness, new plans and making positive changes. Already there is a stretch in the evenings and this can now be up to 5.30pm on a clear evening. This is the month that encourages us to do something today, no matter how small.

How often we hear about keeping our feet in the here and now. As we know there are endless distractions in the world we live in today. Many of these distractions are built on shallow foundations. There seems to be less emphasis on the bits and pieces of life that are nourishing, the bits and pieces of life that are good for the soul and on those things in life that uplift, energise and encourage us.

It is getting increasingly more difficult to find what nourishes us. But it is something that we need to find, reclaim and make it our own. From a spiritual point of view, a quick glance at any section of our scripture readings will point to God being present in the here and now. Our lives do not exist in yesterday or in tomorrow.

Now is the only time that has been given to us. Now may not always be the right moment, it may not always be the easiest but it's all we can work with. We pray for help and guidance to find what is good all around us, to find what nourishes and energises us and to find what works best for us in the here and now. That is why now is the acceptable time and always will be.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jan-23
Thought For The Week

'Now is the acceptable time' ~2 Cor 6:2

There are many little pieces of scripture that can sometimes speak a message that is gentle and clear. 'Now is the acceptable time' is one of those lines that is almost made for this month of January. It is a month that's not often included as our favourite month of the year. Many are broke after Christmas, the bills all seem to land this month, credit card accounts are creaking from overuse at Christmas and the phrase 'January Blues' also holds true for some.

But this month has many positives too. At its heart is new beginnings, freshness, new plans and making positive changes. Already there is a stretch in the evenings and this can now be up to 5.30pm on a clear evening. This is the month that encourages us to do something today, no matter how small.

How often we hear about keeping our feet in the here and now. As we know there are endless distractions in the world we live in today. Many of these distractions are built on shallow foundations. There seems to be less emphasis on the bits and pieces of life that are nourishing, the bits and pieces of life that are good for the soul and on those things in life that uplift, energise and encourage us.

It is getting increasingly more difficult to find what nourishes us. But it is something that we need to find, reclaim and make it our own. From a spiritual point of view, a quick glance at any section of our scripture readings will point to God being present in the here and now. Our lives do not exist in yesterday or in tomorrow.

Now is the only time that has been given to us. Now may not always be the right moment, it may not always be the easiest but it's all we can work with. We pray for help and guidance to find what is good all around us, to find what nourishes and energises us and to find what works best for us in the here and now. That is why now is the acceptable time and always will be.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Jan-22
Thought For The Week

'Now is the acceptable time' ~2 Cor 6:2

There are many little pieces of scripture that can sometimes speak a message that is gentle and clear. 'Now is the acceptable time' is one of those lines that is almost made for this month of January. It is a month that's not often included as our favourite month of the year. Many are broke after Christmas, the bills all seem to land this month, credit card accounts are creaking from overuse at Christmas and the phrase 'January Blues' also holds true for some.

But this month has many positives too. At its heart is new beginnings, freshness, new plans and making positive changes. Already there is a stretch in the evenings and this can now be up to 5.30pm on a clear evening. This is the month that encourages us to do something today, no matter how small.

How often we hear about keeping our feet in the here and now. As we know there are endless distractions in the world we live in today. Many of these distractions are built on shallow foundations. There seems to be less emphasis on the bits and pieces of life that are nourishing, the bits and pieces of life that are good for the soul and on those things in life that uplift, energise and encourage us.

It is getting increasingly more difficult to find what nourishes us. But it is something that we need to find, reclaim and make it our own. From a spiritual point of view, a quick glance at any section of our scripture readings will point to God being present in the here and now. Our lives do not exist in yesterday or in tomorrow.

Now is the only time that has been given to us. Now may not always be the right moment, it may not always be the easiest but it's all we can work with. We pray for help and guidance to find what is good all around us, to find what nourishes and energises us and to find what works best for us in the here and now. That is why now is the acceptable time and always will be.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Monday
Jan-20
%u2018The effect of having other interests beyond those that are domestic works well. The more one does, sees, feels and the more one is able to do the better. The end result is a more genuine appreciation of fundamental things like home, love and understanding companionship.' ~Amelia Earhart.

Trying to get motivated and energetic during these days is a task that many find difficult. The task for us is to get out of such a rut and begin to make something happen for us. It is about widening the horizon in terms of things to do. It's about taking up some new interest, doing something we have put off for a while, getting out for a walk and enjoying the beauty of nature that God has given to us in abundance. We ask God to bring balance into our lives in all we do, as journey through this month of February
 
 
 
  Monday
Jan-20
Thought For The Week

'Now is the acceptable time' ~2 Cor 6:2

There are many little pieces of scripture that can sometimes speak a message that is gentle and clear. 'Now is the acceptable time' is one of those lines that is almost made for this month of January. It is a month that's not often included as our favourite month of the year. Many are broke after Christmas, the bills all seem to land this month, credit card accounts are creaking from overuse at Christmas and the phrase 'January Blues' also holds true for some.

But this month has many positives too. At its heart is new beginnings, freshness, new plans and making positive changes. Already there is a stretch in the evenings and this can now be up to 5.30pm on a clear evening. This is the month that encourages us to do something today, no matter how small.

How often we hear about keeping our feet in the here and now. As we know there are endless distractions in the world we live in today. Many of these distractions are built on shallow foundations. There seems to be less emphasis on the bits and pieces of life that are nourishing, the bits and pieces of life that are good for the soul and on those things in life that uplift, energise and encourage us.

It is getting increasingly more difficult to find what nourishes us. But it is something that we need to find, reclaim and make it our own. From a spiritual point of view, a quick glance at any section of our scripture readings will point to God being present in the here and now. Our lives do not exist in yesterday or in tomorrow.

Now is the only time that has been given to us. Now may not always be the right moment, it may not always be the easiest but it's all we can work with. We pray for help and guidance to find what is good all around us, to find what nourishes and energises us and to find what works best for us in the here and now. That is why now is the acceptable time and always will be.


Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Sunday
Jan-19
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Saturday
Jan-18
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Friday
Jan-17
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jan-16
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Jan-15
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Jan-14
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Monday
Jan-13
Thought For The Week

'As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld. Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation. Then somehow we got too old to dream. We let wonder go to sleep.' ~Alfred McBride

It is well known that as we get older we get wiser, more street wise, cuter and better able to adapt to the complexities of life. If you pick up a stone from any part of a sea shore, it is always smooth and round. It has no sharp edges. The constant motion of water, waves and other stones have smoothened out all the sharp edges over time. The same goes with us too. Life smoothens out all our rough edges over time.

But it also comes with a price too. We tend to lose our sense of wonder, our excitement for life and our unique dream of something special we'd like to happen. The call of the Gospel stories is to hold our sense of wonder, to have energy for life and to keep dreaming and hoping for everything that is good. Finding this balance is a lifelong challenge.

During our School Mass for the Epiphany (Jan 6th), one of our Religion Teachers, Jacinta O'Connor was giving her thoughts on the New Year to our students. She told them that if Plan A doesn't work out for you going forward, don't worry or panic because there are 25 other plans still left from B-Z.

We all know that Plan A's can often fall short. Sometimes we forget about all the other options still open to us. Having some spiritual connection in a loving God can often help us see the bigger picture. As we journey along this New Year, the invitation is there to make more spiritual connections. It doesn't have to be big or spectacular but all the little spiritual connections do add up to something significant and important.
 
 
 
  Sunday
Jan-12
Thought For The Week returns on Monday Jan 13th after the Christmas break
 
 
 
  Saturday
Jan-11
Thought For Week returns on Monday Jan 13th
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jan-02
'I am not alone as I thought I was. I am never alone at all. And that of course is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.' ~Taylor Caldwell

We have all experienced those dark nights, the cold winds and a world that seems far removed from our own personal story. It is easy to feel alone, down hearted and struggling. Christmas though reminds us that we are not on our own. God is very much on our side and with us every step of the way. God chooses to be a part of our lives when we least expect it.

Christmas reminds us that the God we celebrate and follow is a God of love. This has incredible and powerful implications even when we don't fully understand them. God as love means we have a reason to keep going, we are encouraged and we have a sense of hope to keep walking the journey. Those who came to the first crib were made welcome. The same goes with us this Christmas. No matter what our story, background or situation, we are all welcome at God's crib. There are no barriers and no exceptions. Everyone is welcome and we are never alone. Wishing you a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas. Wishing you God's many blessings throughout 2020
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Jan-01
'I am not alone as I thought I was. I am never alone at all. And that of course is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.' ~Taylor Caldwell

We have all experienced those dark nights, the cold winds and a world that seems far removed from our own personal story. It is easy to feel alone, down hearted and struggling. Christmas though reminds us that we are not on our own. God is very much on our side and with us every step of the way. God chooses to be a part of our lives when we least expect it.

Christmas reminds us that the God we celebrate and follow is a God of love. This has incredible and powerful implications even when we don't fully understand them. God as love means we have a reason to keep going, we are encouraged and we have a sense of hope to keep walking the journey. Those who came to the first crib were made welcome. The same goes with us this Christmas. No matter what our story, background or situation, we are all welcome at God's crib. There are no barriers and no exceptions. Everyone is welcome and we are never alone. Wishing you a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas. Wishing you God's many blessings throughout 2020
 
 

 

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