Author Archives: safelyashore

The Problem with Inclusive Language

When our inclusive language use becomes a point of exclusivity, it becomes a problem. And yes, inclusiveness can become exclusive. Continue reading

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The Road to Losing Friends

Have you ever changed something in your life and your friends or family have said, “I don’t even know who you are any more” or, “you are not the same person you were when I met you”? There are going to be times in our lives when we are transformed by resurrection from our old ways, attitudes, thinking, feeling and way of being. There are also going to be folks who may not recongise this in a way that we would want. Continue reading

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Rise up! 

Resurrection is also about going past the limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and situations. It is about possibility- of new life emerging in the most dire of circumstances. Once we purposely choose to be open resurrection rather than the circumstance or person that has crucified us, we change subconsciously and consciously. Continue reading

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Empire of Dirt

The story of Easter for a non Christian is still relevant on an energetic level. (Yup. I’m going there). Continue reading

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The death of Good Friday.

Crossing over Jordan, joined the choir divine, passed on, finally at peace, resting eternally, depart this life, sent to glory. They are all cultural euphemisms to explain the one thing every human has in common: death. And death, dead and dying are all words we try to avoid in every day conversations so as to not upset someone to protect their feelings. This is all done in love, but it is robbing our world of so much. Continue reading

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First Nations Version of the Gospel

The Gospel of Luke and Ephesians First Nations Version has become available. It is a must have for personal or communal use. The team that have translated and composed this version should be commended for their careful consideration and collaboration. This version is truly a wonderful presentation of one part of the Christian Testament and again, is rich in imagery with exceptional language use that respects and honours the indigenous peoples of North America that is not “tribally specific” and does not dilute the Good News of Creator Sets Free (Jesus Christ). Continue reading

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Loving your neighbour while on holiday

It seems that some tourists have let their manners go on holiday and our neighbours are not just those who live next door. Continue reading

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