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BIBLICAL ROOTS OF CATHOLIC TEACHING

Committing ourselves afresh to the journey towards freedom

Today the Catholic Church celebrates Ash Wednesday and the beginning of a fresh season of Lent, in preparation for the remembrance of Jesus’ Passion and the celebration of his Resurrection at Easter. Holy Week & Easter remind us of the great love of God, seen in Jesus’ birth, suffering, death and resurrection for us –

LOVING FROM THE HEART

Why ‘praying your desire’ works

Desires are yearnings or longings – they’re what our heart needs, to be whole. For example, the desire for freedom or worth or belonging or approval or recognition. And when you’re empty of one of them; when you don’t get it – like if you’ve been rejected all your life, and you’ve never received acceptance;

RELATIONSHIPS AS COUPLES AND FAMILIES

Heart, Hope and Skills for a healthy couple relationship

In our training as Marriage Coaches, Marian & I learnt about the importance of the three ingredients of heart, hope and skills for healthy couple relationships. We’ve found it important to keep working in all three areas to grow in our own relationship. And in our work as ‘Marriage Coaches’, we encourage and help couples

LOVING FROM THE HEART

What does it mean to ‘pray your desire’?

This week in the ‘Questions for Jesus’ e-course, we’ve been learning about what it means to ‘pray our desires’. We all have core psychological desires – for love, security, significance, belonging etc. And those desires influence the way I act, because I go after the things that I believe will fill my desires. For e.g.,

Questions for Jesus e-Course

Do you desire to grow in intimacy with Jesus and confidence in hearing his voice? This interactive, practical online course will deepen your heart-to-heart connection with Jesus and your understanding of the desires of your heart by teaching you how to pray from your desires.

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Discovering the real blessing

When we see babies more fascinated by the wrapping or the box than the gift itself, we laugh because we think it’s cute that they don’t understand what the real gift is or its value. But how often do I think/act in the same way? How often do I get more fascinated with and attached

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Tuning into the song of God’s love for you

It’s New Year’s Eve! Does the thought of another year make you feel a little apprehensive? For many of us, 2020 was hard. We faced a worldwide pandemic, racial unrest, economic instability, and any number of personal highs and lows. You have probably seen your share of uncertainty or insecurity. What can you do? Perhaps

WITNESSING RELATIONSHIPS

Christmas is for everyone

If one were to go by the commercial advertisements, Christmas is only for those who can afford it or whose lives are ‘together’ and filled with success and happiness. It’s for those who can afford to buy good food & drinks, decorate their homes fancifully, buy expensive gifts for one another and throw extravagant parties.

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Learning to ‘see’ with my heart

Two thousand years ago, something beautiful and earth-shattering happened. Jesus – God Himself – entered our world as a baby. Angels rejoiced that day. Shepherds exulted. Joseph was in awe. And Mary was filled with adoration. Yet, for all that, anyone passing by the place of his birth would have seen nothing more than a

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

When you feel like a ‘DIY Fail’

Do you ever feel like a “DIY Fail”? A DIY (or Do-It-Yourself) Fail is a popular term that describes what happens when you work really hard on a project or a craft that you have seen on the internet or TV – but you just can’t make it work. The finished product often looks like