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Nicholas Lye

Going the Extra Mile

“They gave not only as much as they could afford, but far more, and quite spontaneously.” — 2 Corinthians 8:3-4 Going the extra mile for

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Ordinary

Over the past couple of days, nothing ‘spectacular’ seemed to be happening, or so I thought. Such ‘non-activity’ left me feeling restless and uneasy. I

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Avengers Assemble!

During our lectures on Liturgy and Worship, the speaker pointed out the difference between a gathering and an assembly: A GATHERING can be a group

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Finding God in Cooking Pasta

God taught me another lesson during another of my cooking episodes in the monastery. On one of our days off, I decided to make pasta

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Transformation in God

After a week of day trips to wineries, seal colonies and lighthouses during our Easter break from School, one might imagine these to be the

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Born From Above

“Jesus replied: ‘I tell you most solemnly, unless a man is born through water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God: what

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Tea with God

On Holy Saturday, God invited me to have tea with Him out on the lawn of St. Gerard’s Monastery. Sitting there with a cup of

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Total Dependence on God

One might think that after having to end a relationship, give up dreams of marriage, and spend 8 long years in the seminary to answer

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Images

In line with the theme for our School of Mission, we took time to pray for an image of what might God be molding us

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Bonding

The first week of the School of Mission was about BONDING. Through introductions, games, meals, picnics, and more, we BONDED with one another by spending

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Rest

“God Blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on that day he had rested after all his work of creating.” ~ Gen 2:3

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Transitions

We often think of TRANSITIONS as moving from one place to another: transitioning from one school to another, one workplace to another, one life stage

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Blasphemy against the Spirit

‘Let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness: he is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were

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The Spirit & the Law

“Since the Law has no more than a reflection of these realities, and no finished picture of them, it is quite incapable of bringing the

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“Wasted” Life?

It’s hard to believe that my life counts for much when I’m 38 and seemingly ‘nowhere in life’. If I simply look at how I’m

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Another Calling

“Everyone whose life is righteous has been begotten by Him… we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the

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Nicholas Lye

Honey Lemon Candy

A few weeks ago, I trial-tested a version of INDULGENCE with some friends from @burningbushcreativenetwork. From the Prayer through Food experiment, here’s what God revealed

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Nicholas Lye

Praying Through Food

I was having breakfast with a friend and we were talking about how food has such an impact on our lives, and how much it

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Nicholas Lye

Natural Beauty

Very often, we marvel at mother earth’s natural beauty, whether it be her spectacular waterfalls or astounding landscapes. I could not but be in awe

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Nicholas Lye

Rock Towers

“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church ⛪” (Mt 16:18) Whenever I come across

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Nicholas Lye

Stars in the Sunset

“Some time afterward, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: Do not fear, Abram! I am your shield; I will make

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