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Merry Christmas and a blog holiday


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I’m going to take a little blog holiday. No matter how good a thing is, one still needs the occasional holiday. And I feel like this blog has been on a slow and steady decline from anything near what was ever “good” for some time. A feeling perhaps generated from discovering some old posts, in

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I wish I had a river


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Well it wouldn’t be this time of year without this song. It’s my favourite melancholy Christmas song. I know it ignores the true wonders that Christmas celebrates, but I think it does capture the effect of “Christmas” on many. And I also know that the Joni Mitchell purists will have me for this, but I

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Of craft and Christmas


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So it’s gone all a little crafty around here again, but, for my latest project I completely copied these from Sandra Juto, because I thought they were so great. (And interestingly, she has been fighting a copycat war, so out of curiosity I watched a video on fashion’s free culture from the comments on that

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Behind every good carol …


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I mentioned some time ago that I was writing some material for our church website. Well it is now up and you can read it here. It is essentially brief biographies of the writer’s of some of our more well-known Christmas carols and the stories behind those carols. I found it really encouraging researching the

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