The Selah Awakening

The Selah spaces in each day are becoming increasingly sacred to me. My life is full and like you, I’m sure, it can often feel as though I’m being pulled along rather than gracefully directing the pace of my days. The never ending timelines, glowing screens, meetings and notifications numb the uniqueness within each day.

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Doubts, dreams and the in-between space

When I first began to think of life’s journey as a Pilgrimage; an opportunity to express devotion and find oneself caught up in unexpected moments of wonder and joy, I felt an immediate sense of release. I realised so much of the way I had built my life was with an intense focus upon achieving

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Thoughts on Friendship

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand

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The art of staying awake...

I recently came home from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, it was a deeply moving experience for a number of reasons. The spiritual significance of those dusty roads, those ancient walls and the expansive horizons served as a constant reminder that we are all part of a much bigger human story. Countless men and woman have gone before us (Hebrews 12:1), pioneering new ways of seeing the world and the divine mystery, hiding in plain sight.

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Let the journey begin...

I’m fascinated with the stories of Pilgrimages of old. I recently read “The Way of the Pilgrim” which tells the story of a Russian Pilgrim in the 19th Century. He begins his arduous treck with one unrelenting, unwavering pursuit; to master the practice of ceaseless inner prayer as communion with God. His journey takes him through the toilsome terrains of Ukraine, Russia, and Siberia and all the while, the rugged footpaths, poverty and dependency on strangers bears witness to the hardness and healing of his soul. Stunning.

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