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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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General

Desperate people dying at sea

An estimated 6,000-20,000 Rohingya from Myanmar/Burma are at sea, fleeing the ethnic persecution that has been going on for years. Their lives have become worse and worse. The Myanmar government keeps denying more than a million people basic rights, such as food, medical treatment and education. Not to mention the freedom to live in their own […]

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Faith

Should we have a turn being poor?

My 8-year-old daughter was watching news footage of the catastrophe in Haiti with me this evening. Afterwards, while eating dinner she commented that it’s not fair that people have to always be poor, in her words, “they should get to be rich and we should have a turn being poor.” I was very proud of […]

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Faith

Gift giving

I’m sure you have found yourself wondering what to give someone as a gift recently. I have not only wondered that but also, is giving more stuff to people who already have lots of stuff what God wants me to be doing? Obviously the wise men gave gifts to Jesus (Matthew 2:11) but he is […]