News and articles from CMSI Staff Team

Blessing from brokenness

Partnership Coordinator, Linda Abwa, is currently in South Sudan with the team to Ibba Diocese. Here, she offers some personal reflections following a confirmation service in Ibba Cathedral.

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 | 3 comments

Life is Advent

On the day before the Christmas season truly begins, Roger Cooke shares some final thoughts on Advent.

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Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

God With Us

Jenny Christie looks forward to some heavenly singing, as she reflects on the hope that comes from Immanuel: God With Us.

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Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

Here comes the light

On this ‘shortest day’ of the year (at least, for some of us), Roger Cooke offers some thoughts on darkness and light.

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Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

The God who waits

The latest in our Advent series of reflections features some final thoughts on ‘waiting’, as we consider one of the greatest stories ever told.

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Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

Wait, listen and learn (part 2)

Some further reflections on the value of waiting when participating in discussions and conversations, with some help from our Global Partners.

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Posted on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

Wait, listen and learn

Waiting isn’t just about the big picture and the development of deeper spirituality. There’s much to be gained about learning to wait in the ordinary, everyday interactions we have with others.
Roger Cooke offers further reflections on waiting, paying particular attention to the art of conversation.

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 | 1 comments

Worth the wait

As our Advent series continues, Roger Cooke recalls a recent lesson from CMSI’s support of a programme in Nepal – a time when it was definitely worth the wait.

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 | 0 comments

Waiting with confidence

Linda Abwa – one of CMSI’s newest staff members – recently returned to Ireland after 12 years of Mission Partner service in Nigeria, to take up the role of Partnership Coordinator. Here, she shares some personal reflections on waiting, as we continue our Advent reflections.

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Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 | 1 comments

Waiting well (Part 2)

With the help of a priest, an angel and a teenage girl, Roger Cooke shares some further thoughts on the importance and potential of waiting well.

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Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 | 2 comments