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'New Arrival'
(Archived on Monday - September - 03/09/2012 )

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  Photo was taken at Tooreenbawn, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)  
A day old Alpaca stands next to its mum to make a lovely moment. A young Alpaca is called a cria and this one is enjoying all the TLC it is getting at the moment!


Thought on Monday - September - 03/09/2012

'We Christians are called to journey with Christ into the innermost truth about ourselves, meeting on the way all of our brokenness and imperfections, but finding in our centre the Holy and Living God.' ~Albert Holtz

Life is full of externals. We are often concerned about our looks, the clothes we wear, how others see us and what tomorrow has in store for us. We get caught up in the hectic pace of our everyday activities that keep us pushed to the limit. Much of this is fine except that we seldom look within ourselves and look at the really important things that matter to us. What are our core values and beliefs that make up the cornerstone of our lives? When we are rocked by an unexpected crisis or tragedy in our lives what do we have to fall back on?

Our brokenness and imperfections which are part of our makeup should not be obstacles but stepping stones. If we can get to the heart of what really matters, we will most certainly find God. This is the God who is totally on our side and who brings meaning, direction and fulfilment to everything we do. This journey inward doesn't happen in a day. As we journey through the coming month of September, may it be a time to feel and appreciate the really important and special people in our lives. May it also be a time to treasure our core values and whatever is precious and special in our lives.

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