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Praise to the Lord


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We sang this arrangement of an old hymn tonight in church. I liked it (though I wondered what was going on in the last lines in the beginning). The lyrics were slightly different from my childhood remembrance, particularly these lines: “Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er hath been Granted in what he ordaineth.”

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Sentimental Creatures


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I downloaded an album called Sentimental Creatures by Jess Ray from Noisetrade the other day (currently free!), because the one and only Sara Groves recommended it, and I’m absolutely loving some songs. Listen to this. On the weekend I had some time to kill before church after some running around and so I ducked into

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Second guessing


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Not enough has been said here about Sara Groves’s latest album Floodplain, but I have it on rotation in my car and some of the songs are going deeper in. One song that didn’t initially appeal to me, as the music style doesn’t altogether light my fire, and I am not sure whether it’s not

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Sara Groves – Floodplain


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I succumbed to impatience and bought the pre-release of Sara Groves’s new album, Floodplain, once I realised that just buying the CD when it was available in Australia would be comparable in  price. She had me with the line “some hearts are built on the floodplain”. I need to keep listening more closely to fully

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A story you haven’t chosen


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As some of you would know, I am into the idea that our life is a story, within the larger story of God’s ways in the world. I heard something yesterday at our annual Bishop’s Convention that I am going to drop here in that catalogue of ideas, which was a quote from Stanley Hauerwas:

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