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A sobering beginning


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So I started out the week with new year plans and projects and goals, and got stuck into them on Tuesday, then on Wednesday morning a friend died, and suddenly that all didn’t seem so important anymore. I stayed in a house with this friend and his family five years in a row over the

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Where the love really is at Christmas


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I bought this little wooden nativity scene this year. One day I am going to make one, but till then. So, it was my last day of work for 2016 yesterday. I feel quite chuffed with myself that in the last few weeks I gave myself a hasty crash course in Adobe InDesign (there was

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Christ is mine forevermore


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So, way back here I blogged about a song I loved at our annual Bishop’s Convention. I loved it so much I asked the friend who was leading the music at that convention about it and he sent me a demo recording, which I have enjoyed listening to since. Well, City Alight have now released a

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Reminding each other why it matters


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I was messing about in youtube again the other day and discovered that Sara Groves eventually did post an official (pseudo) video to my favourite of her songs, Why it Matters, back in 2014. I first shared the lyrics of this one in 2007, then a youtube video someone put together in 2011, so I

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On the therapeutic benefits and theological lessons of gardening


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First Billy Buttons and a Hoary Sunray in the native garden bed. #forthebirdsandthebees A photo posted by Alison Payne (@thisfoggyday) on Oct 2, 2016 at 7:53pm PDT That is perhaps an overreaching blog post title. But Alistair recently shared this article from The Conversation on the therapeutic benefits of gardening, which I found fascinating – health, achievement,

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