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education

DailyWritingChallenge Day 3: Hope

“Somehow I might reconnect children with what it means to flourish, and through them, families, communities and eco-systems.”

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#DailyWritingChallenge Day 2 : Harmony

“It requires trust; to know that making mistakes in front of others will not diminish one’s worth, but is a necessary part of creativity.”

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religion

Beyond the individual … towards the collective

“Understanding our common humanity: that we are not superior; that we all belong to communities, cultures and societies; that we are all responsible; that, I believe, can truly change the world for the better.”

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religion

Beyond control … Towards trust: Part 2

“Fear leads to control, but love trusts people with their choices.”

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religion

Beyond control … towards trust: Part 1

“I imagine that God is more like a shepherdess, watching over the beauty of her flock with pride and joy…”

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religion

Beyond grace … Towards love

“‘I love you despite what you deserve’ is not love…”

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religion

Beyond Certainty… Towards Faith and Doubt

“It was the start of my learning to trust that inner voice, guiding my footsteps into places that my church said I shouldn’t go.”

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religion

Beyond Evangelicalism

“To the outsider this may sound bizarre, but to me, it’s the culture I grew up in, and its language of being ‘saved’ and ‘forgiven’ have been as homely to me as hot buttered toast in the morning…”

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Teaching, driving, and other challenges…

I think I was about 7 or 8 when I came to the realisation that I was clever, and by the time I was 10, this was the most important thing about me – being Clever was what made me stand out; it was what made me important. In the survival-of-the-fittest climate that dominated inner-city […]

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Yes Lord, I will go there

Yes Lord, I will go there But only if you go there with me into the unknown places in me Only if the time is right Yes Lord, I will go there.   Where terror wraps me up in night Or anger makes me flinch and hide I will go there though I fight Yes […]