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Missionary minimalism

// De-cluttering our lives is trendy in the Christian and secular world. But what can be learned from a someone who grew up in a missionary family?

Written by Gabby Llewellyn

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

We gave Gabby the topic of minimalism and this is what she came back with. While we were considering what it means to live with less stuff, Gabby rightly pointed out that it's not about the stuff! Let us instead focus on the God who gives abundantly.

The art of manliness · reflections on week 2

// The '30 days to a better man' challenge continues. This week's reflections include CVs, friendship, journalling, dating, and your private parts, although not all at once.

Written by Thomas McConaghie

Picked by Chine McDonald

Who doesn't love a self-improvement list? I've been enjoying reading about our very own Thomas's quest to be a better version of himself. We could all learn a thing or two, or three.

Myth 7: Low-paying or low status work is an assault on my dignity.

// When the temp agency offered me a "high-level, interesting and socially responsible" job, it sounded great.

Written by Caroline Challis

Picked by Christine Gilland

Living like Jesus is not about status or dignity.” This post is right on the money. It’s honest and humbling read, as I realise how much I have to be grateful for, and how much our dreams of the future shouldn’t rob us of gratitude for the present.

10 things single people wish married people wouldn’t say…

// Dear lovely-married-Christian-people, you may think you're being empathetic and encouraging when you dish out these crackers to your single friends....

Written by Kate Wharton

Picked by Amaris Cole

This post seemed to hit a nerve with lots of you – both married and otherwise. From comments about “being too nice to be single” to being told that singleness is a blessing, there’s a lot for some in the Church to learn. Some of you suggested you own tips in the comments section, which were fascinating to read.