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Soul Food

Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.

Robin Raymond and his daughter Lilly

The Father relationship

1 Sep | 2017

At 9:30 pm at the end of the five most physically and emotionally exhausting days of my life I sat at my desk at work staring at a bag of clothes and broke down crying.

Dare to be a Daniel- Part 1

29 Aug | 2017

The Old Testament book of Daniel has a lot to teach us about resolving the tension of whether to resist or adapt as we engage with the culture around us.

Jesus was a refugee

18 Aug | 2017

The refugee crisis is something we cannot ignore without intent. Stories, video and photos have been a regular part of our TV news, social media, radio and newspapers. The problem is oceans away from our shores. Or is it?

Time to clean house

17 Aug | 2017

If we want to kick the demons of addiction out of our lives, we need to let Jesus move in says Christina Tyson.

The art of dying well

1 Aug | 2017

Retired Salvation Army officer Major Ian Kilgour isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. A stay in hospital prompted him to develop a book that invites those nearing the end of their lives to face death with
courage, peace and hope.

Would you have work done?

30 Jul | 2017

‘Would you have work done?’ It was a topic that came up one night at an office job, when we were having Friday night nibbles. Because we thought we were the cast from Sex and the City (‘work, of course, meant cosmetic surgery).

Learning to shut up

26 Jul | 2017

The most powerful argument can be the one where we don’t talk. But what does that have to do with Brussels sprouts?

Call me loyal

12 Jul | 2017

Aristotle said, ‘Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.’ But that’s not an option in the face of a mission value that calls us to ‘Support Our Army’.

The issue of euthanasia

5 Jul | 2017

I’ve sat at my father’s deathbed twice, almost three times. The first time was when Dad suffered a major stroke at 66. We weren’t sure he’d survive. He did, but was left paralysed on one side and with his personality very
much changed.