Restorative Practices @ Home

By |2018-10-05T11:23:23+10:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No one puts their feet on the floor each morning with the intention to cause harm to others... write Vic & Liz O’Callaghan. Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes they go wrong regularly. This can happen anywhere, but it can often happen at home, and it is hard to talk about it. What can we do?

Waste Not Stale Bread

By |2017-09-07T03:47:32+10:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the ways we can heighten our appreciation of the food God gives us is to avoid wastage. Here’s an Tuscan favourite for using up stale bread. Panzanella Ingredients: 2/3 loaf of day-old bread (Sourdough works best. More than one type is fine too. Just don't use regular sliced bread) 500 g of mixed

Rituals for Lent

By |2017-09-07T03:45:35+10:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , |

of Death and Life It is often said that there can be no resurrection without death. New life is almost always preceded by death in an perpetual cycle of regeneration. This cycle of death and rebirth is evident everywhere in the created order around us. We see how the death and ‘burial’ of the seed is what allows it

Fasting Before Feasting

By |2017-09-07T03:07:47+10:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , |

This year, consider fasting not only as a Lenten discipline in preparation for the feast of Easter, but as a time-honoured means of growing closer to God and neighbour... writes Marilyn Rodrigues Are you doing any fasting this Lent? A good friend of mine who is Coptic orthodox is undergoing his annual great Lenten fast

Praise Flags

By |2019-04-01T10:46:34+10:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is good to praise God! When we praise someone, we reflect back to them their own goodness to them and we also can be aware for how their goodness inspires and sustains us. This is why human beings praise God, he does not need to be reminded of his goodness, but we need the reminder of how

Mardi Gras Prayer

By |2018-02-01T23:16:53+10:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As the last day before Lent, traditionally this day is one of celebration and festivity. The words ‘Mardi Gras’ translate as ‘Fat Tuesday’. It was the custom on this day for Christians to eat as much fat as possible before the fasting and abstinence of Lent. In some countries, street parades and parties are also

Ash Wednesday Prayer

By |2017-09-07T03:04:51+10:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a day on which Catholics traditionally resist eating between meals (fasting) and avoid eating meat (abstaining). Many Catholics also attend Mass or have special prayer liturgies. Lent is a forty day period preparation for Easter. It reminds us of the forty-days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he took

Seasons of Marriage

By |2017-09-07T03:04:03+10:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |

Marriages are in perpetual transition, growing, evolving, and cycling through periods of plentiful intimacy and barren despondency. In many ways, these are just like the seasons: Spring: is the season of growth and hopefulness. It’s when a couple can feel most optimistic about their relationship because it is growing vigorously and the future promises luscious