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“Be Not Afraid Of Their Faces” (Jeremiah 1v8)

In recent times I have had the opportunity to be in the company of some very learned people – people who are knowledgeable in the affairs of this world but sadly devoid of spiritual life. 609 more words

Elizabeth Burke

The Unknown Homeless Man Of Kalyves

Life has been hectic since our return from the Greek island of Crete just last week but somehow I keep thinking about him. These are words which I scribbled down on the night we had made enquiries about a homeless man we had previously met in 2009… 477 more words

Elizabeth Burke

“The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil”

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1Timothy 6v10) 1,000 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Oh for a Glimpse of Eternity!

There are many thousands of different religions and systems of belief in this world – and many conflicting views as to what happens human beings when they depart this life. 921 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Remembering Manchester Today – and Terrorism then

Today I have been thinking of and praying for the victims of this horrific terrorist attack last night, most of them so very very young. As a mother my heart goes out to any parent who has lost a child and, indeed, numerous others who are comforting seriously injured loved ones in hospital, as well as the adult victims involved. 703 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Church of Ireland Archbishop's Controversial Participation at the “Beatification” of Jesuit Priest, John Sullivan (1861-1933)

On Saturday, 13th May last the first beatification ceremony ever on Irish soil took place and I was dismayed (but not surprised) to learn that the Church of Ireland Archbishop officiated alongside the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin at this ceremony. 747 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Message in a Bottle – An Amazing Find!

One fine evening recently two of my daughters were having a stroll on a local beach when suddenly they spotted what looked like a little note washed up on the shore. 728 more words

Elizabeth Burke