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reverse beatitudes

Awhile back I saw an idea on someone’s blog* of writing your own “reverse beatitudes” – trying to write statements that actually mean the opposite of the beatitudes, in order to grasp more fully what those famous statements from Matthew … Continue reading

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the ‘positives’ of economic growth

“We have come to the end of the ‘positives’ that economic growth can bring.” — Wilkinson and Pickett I went to a conference at the beginning of December where Ann Morisy, one of the keynote speakers, gave this quote, and … Continue reading

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boast in this

“Thus says the LORD: Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that … Continue reading

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if it’s not alright, it’s not the end.

There’s a great quote from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (but it was probably around before that) which says: ‘everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end’. So much gospel truth in that … Continue reading

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all my hope is in you

This quote, from Lilias Trotter’s journals, gave me a new perspective on that often sung Christian phrase: “Do not be dismayed if the first answer to some of your prayers is a revelation, not of the power of God to … Continue reading

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i know you’re the answer but i don’t know the questions

Really, really busy week, so much so that I have begun to forget how to rest. My sneaky brain and heart have started to use time that is meant to be for rest to do ‘productive’ things like shop for … Continue reading

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where you go when you’re lonely

There is a quite-old now, cheesy but sweet song that has some lines that go like this: “Where do you go when you’re lonely? Where do you go when you’re blue? Where do you go when you’re lonely? I’ll follow … Continue reading

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