- The Mundanity of Suicidality – or, why one RUOK day is never enough (even though I recognise the value of awareness raising and hope you all check out the resources available).
- How to deal with all the persecution.
- What’s the time?
- Why is domestic violence under-reported in churches? For Rectors thinking about domestic violence (and others who want to eavesdrop)…
- What happens when you don’t let women preach.
- Follow practisepractisepractise on WordPress.com
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- domestic vilence
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- Mother's Day
- social media
- unrequited love
Author Archives: joannaohayes
We all have them in our church, different denominations call them different things, wardens, deacons, whatever, they’re the people who help balance the books, manage the material resources of the conregation, and generally help the entire community by getting organised … Continue reading
A few of my posts recently have circled around the tricky space between emotions and will, and a conversation at Bible study yesterday prompted me to address this head on. What do you do when you feel emotionally and spiritually … Continue reading
So, I’ve got this friend Graham and he’s magical. For lots of different reasons, but especially including his incredible talent for making women cry. Now, I recognise that that’s not something everyone wants to do, so, maybe that’s not the … Continue reading
*and by welcoming I’m mostly talking about at church, but also in my people based ministry job. But I actually apply these things all the time, at people’s parties, funerals, sudden shared public experiences. I like to think I’d be … Continue reading
It’s the holidays, and so of course, I’m home alone and in a reflective mood. Particularly at the moment I’m thinking about the moments of 2015 that passed me by. Fitbit – this is a thing right? Is it just … Continue reading
Soooooo, if this link works, you should be able to hear my poorly recorded but not as poor as the morning version of my sermon to St George’s Anglican Church, Paddington on December 6th. The text focuses on Zechariah’s song, … Continue reading
There’s a trouble that confronts us all when we consider the disturbingly high statistics of domestic violence. What happens afterward? There’s been a story floating around from the U.S the last couple of weeks about a TV ‘star’ called Josh … Continue reading