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You never marry the right person


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I quoted, or rather re-quoted, Stanley Hauerwas saying this after Andrew Cameron’s ethics lecture last year on singleness and marriage, and here is an article by Tim Keller making the same point. I particularly liked the last couple of paragraphs: The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection

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There is the wonder


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This is a new video from Sara Groves, about recapturing the wonder in the ordinary. I have to say, I don’t much like the word “precious”. Maybe it was ruined by Gollum, or perhaps it has become cheesy with overuse, or maybe I just don’t like the sound of it, the hard e at the

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Poetry Day – The Burning of our House


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Lots of people in Australia have suffered in bushfires of late, loosing their homes and all their worldly goods, and some, horrifically, their lives. Meanwhile I have been flicking through some more of Anne Bradstreets poems, and came upon this one, written after their house burnt down during the night, at a time when they

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Turning myself inside out


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On Sunday evening, when I really should have been thinking about going to bed, I pulled Inside Out by Larry Crabb off the shelf, driven by a sense of failure that I can never seem to get some things right, and end up in a pattern of relating that seems to result in nothing but

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