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Reading

Aware and responsible

Over the last week I have been reading the ‘Divergent‘ series of novels by Veronica Roth. My thirteen year old daughter is a fan of the books so I’ve been wanting to read them to keep slightly in touch with her world. They are easy reading and have a reasonably absorbing story so it was […]

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Journal

April in review

A look back at what I’ve learned in April 2015.

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General

An ethical boutique

Have you ever wanted to change the world? I know an ‘apprentice world-changer‘ who is taking positive steps to do just that. After creating an award winning film about shopping responsibly, Susan Wardell recruited her friends to put the philosophy into practice. They opened an ethical boutique, The Cuckoo’s Nest, to sell Fair-trade and up-cycled clothes, jewellery and shoes. Voting with dollars […]

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General

Pray for your kids – justice

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) Praying justice for my kids is complicated! There are so many angles to it. I pray my children will grow […]

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General

How do I pray for a despot?

In my heart, the prayer I want to pray is that God will destroy these animals who masquerade as leaders. Generally this becomes slightly modified to be, “Lord, please bring justice to Burma.” Conceding that perhaps my version of justice may not be entirely just.

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Faith

Whatever is just

How many times do you say, out loud or in your heart, “it’s not fair!” ? I know the thought goes through my mind frequently. Yet when I consider statements in the Bible like those of Jesus in Matthew 5:43-45, I have to concede that indeed life is not fair, but the unfairness comes down […]