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On waiting


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I appreciated this post over at The Purple Cellar on waiting (I’m quite sure I read the original post when it came up, but how easily one forgets).

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Open my hands


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Sometimes in life you reach a point at which you realise it is time to open your hands and let go. You’ve tried long and hard, yet no matter how hard you try, or what you do or say, it’s not enough, it’s not working, and you’re exhausted in the effort. And maybe, just maybe,

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Books I have been reading …


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I recently finished The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, our January book for book club (I had received this book as a gift, so I am the one who suggested it for book club – why not?), which you may have noticed from recent quotes. It’s a very pleasant read, though not quite

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On reading the Word of God


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Each year in January we have a couple of sermons from the Psalms. I love these. The other week Paul Dale did Psalm 119:1-40 and the Word of God. I thought it was so simply good, I am going to write up the basics of it here, for future reference (was it tedious adding all

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On the patience of Job


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There was another article in the paper on Alain de Botton’s Religion for Atheists over the weekend, which was rather more favourable. But, anyway, back to The Romantic Movement and interpersonal relationships, I thought this passage was also interesting (this chap seems to spend a lot of time studying the Bible for someone who doesn’t

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