When You’re in the Belly of a Fish…

I’ve been going through a bit of a ‘rough patch’ as of late, and while I was skimming through my Bible for some encouragement, I came across this chapter in Jonah – it spoke right to how I was feeling, and reminded me that I am not alone, and that no matter where I am […]

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Self-love

Starting next month at Libero Network we will be talking about Self-Harm; so I thought I’d kick-start things with a post on the opposite: Self-love. This post was originally published as a guest post on my friend’s blog: crsawka.blogspot.com back in April 2011. Now that I have this personal blog, I decided to re-publish it here. […]

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God the ‘Father’

Last month on Libero Network we talked about fathers. I got to read posts by different people describing their relationship with their dad – the good, the bad, what they’d learnt, how things got damaged, and how things were repaired. At the same time I was reading the book “Angry Conversations with God” (if you […]

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Where Was God?

For a recent paper I was asked to answer the question “Where was God When…”, I chose to take this opportunity to address something that has been pulling at my heart for over a year, and that is Where is God when someone commits suicide… ** note: I have kept the name of the young […]

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St. Augustine on Relationships

Here is a paper I wrote for my Influential Christian Thinkers course in 2011 – working off of St. Augustine’s “On Christian Doctrine” and how his definition of ‘using’ and ‘enjoying’ applies to various types of relationships. Intro In “On Christian Doctrine,” St. Augustine speaks of the difference between enjoying and using things. He says, […]

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