Monthly Archives: July 2011

A gift

Shiny globes strung together to decorate a Christmas spirit; mere baubles, but I wanted them.   My mother loved them, too, so I bought them for her, and, whether out of guilt or generosity,   she said it was the … Continue reading

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More Recycled Knitting

Following my foray into recycled plastic knitting (, I was inspired by friends to try recycled t-shirt knitting. A slightly gentler and more forgiving medium, it’s perfect if you want to knit old stuff into new but find the plastic too rigid and … Continue reading

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The Promise

This sermon for Pentecost 5, Year A Proper 11, was preached at St Paul’s, Norwalk, OH, 17 July 2011 When we left Jacob last Sunday, he had wrestled with his brother in their mother’s womb, he had tricked his brother … Continue reading

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July 10 2011 – Year A, Pentecost 4 – Leftover Reflections

A couple of weeks ago, NPR carried a brief story about some research which found that people who use social networking sites, like facebook or twitter, have deeper relationship with the folks around them than people who don’t.* Maybe you’re surprised; … Continue reading

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Numbers 22

Stubborn as a mule, innocent of irony, hard-headed Balaam   Felt like such an ass, grovelling to the angel, but not the donkey.

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“No matter what”

Last week, sitting in a field at the 2011 Alive Christian Music Festival, I heard a speaker say something quite unexpected: “God loves you, no matter what the Bible says.” It seemed like an odd thing to say, and it certainly … Continue reading

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