Monthly archives: March, 2019

Looking to the Future for Ireland …

What is going to happen in the near future for Ireland?

What is worrying the Irish in Britain about Brexit?
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/what-is-worrying-the-irish-in-britain-about-brexit-1.3800293

With the UK possibly pulling out of the European union via Brexit there are a number of different possibilities for the isle.  Simon Coveney, Republic of Ireland minister for foreign affairs and trade, speaks with Jason Naselli about his government’s approach to the border, the Conservative/DUP deal and the ‘Brexit bill’.
https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/facing-brexit-ireland-northern-ireland-and-eu?gclid=CjwKCAjwvbLkBRBbEiwAChbckdui8gWo5D8PyZNGLxpWG4GegsqTL0wHZliPK6-Wv5DNiAQXO6rkRRoCOmAQAvD_BwE

Some stories of struggle and peace from the historic Catholic and Protestant communities viewpoints in regards to the socio-economic dynamics in the country.

Stories from Rev. Wilford and Father Tom …
Father Tom explains what it is like for some of the Catholic working class in Ireland …

Rev. Wilford Orr a Protestant leader shares about the insecurities felt in that community …

 

Brexit, what is the Irish backstop and why does it matter?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/11/brexit-what-is-the-irish-backstop-and-why-does-it-matter.html
We pray for peace resolve in moving into the future for Ireland!


Johnnie Cash and the song “Hurt”

Reflections and thoughts on the song Hurt performed by Johnnie Cash …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg8xYSWOFR8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6klx6ViCYsw

Last interview with Johnnie Cash …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zRFnw4jOU

Nine Inch Nail “Hurt”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0bZtf5MCzY

Johnnie Cash “Hurt”

Music insight and reflections from you tube …


Celebrating Stories from Women

International Women’s Day

Here is a link for a special day of recognition and awareness …
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Now some stories from 3-4 special women of various generations …

Looking back 91 years with Mavis an international labor leader, give a listen to her legacy … she is special. Click on the audio button below.

She is someone who found her way to an Olympic Gold Medal as part of the USA Women’s Basketball team. Click on the audio button below to hear Suzie’s story …

Thea looks to what she wants to do with her life on Survivors! Reflect on how Thea works through discerning her future with help from a teacher. Click on the audio below to listen to her story.

A woman who gives finds satisfaction in being a generous listener as she works with the poor in Harlan, KY. Click on the button below to hear Valerie’s story.

Celebrating women from all walks of life today!

Passages and Survivors Production Teams pray that all women are able to embrace a story of hope today that makes a difference for them the rest of their lives.


The Struggle for Victims of MS – Actress Selma Blair

March is MS Awareness Month
Find out more about this awareness month at https://mymsaa.org/ms-information/symptoms/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8OjjBRB4EiwAMZe6y-UNizNaFv2yqwAYGEqN6ql_iE_V64oiqsD89MqD3Zg2SYkCFOfiJBoCPN0QAvD_BwE

What is MS? https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS

Stories of MS

Actress Selma Blair interview with Robin Roberts on her fight against MS …
https://www.boston.com/news/celebs/2019/02/26/video-selma-blair-ms-diagnosis-gma-good-morning-america-interview

Audio Stories from PMM’s Passages from those living with MS …

Carol is a nurse and wonders what is wrong? Listen her story on discovering her having MS.

Carol knows that nothing can take the place of family and friends when dealing with MS. Listen to Carol’s reflection on her husband helping care for her …

The struggle with MS in a family can cause all kinds of hardships. To get help is the first step in healing relationships and to get to a better place. Listen to Randy who is recovering from drugs tell his family story.

Dorothy tells of her wondering, if her husband Dick, has a serious illness. Dick is finally diagnosed with MS.

Dick tells about his wife helping him deal with MS. Dorothy talks about staying married in the midst of struggling with Dick having MS.

We pray for all those people who are victims of MS!

“The members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.”  1 Corinthians 12:22 (NRSV)