Yearly Archives: 2007

Looking Back on 2007

As I reflect back over the last year, there are many things that stick out to me as significant and profound. One such thing is how difficult this past year has been for us as a church. Because of sin issues, things have not at all been circumstantially desirable; however, in the midst of pain,...

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Merry Christmas

If they were mine alone to tell, the blessings of abound. I would surely cast one across to you. But what good is that which comes by way, Of human folly and conjecture. If not the breath of divine life, Then emptiness rests behind words. But instead I bow down and allow the one, Who’s...

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Slowing down for Christmas

It has been a busy season and I will be intentionally slowing down the blogging to reflect and consider the moments of Christmas. I have already started slowing down the posting, but that is more due to the busyness and lack of time to blog. It is time to enter some silence and wait for...

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Dave matthew’s Christmas

This is just brilliant… HT: Glen

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My attempt at socially responsible gift giving this year…(part 5)

To round off the Christmas shopping, and conclude this series, I checked into the offerings of local theatre and bought tickets to a couple of shows for the family. Theatre fits well into my criteria for socially responsible gifts this year. (My wife better not be reading my blog this month). On to the MEC...

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Thoughts about conversion…

I’ve been thinking a lot about conversion lately. In fact, the topic has some what consumed me since October 28th, 1998, to be exact. That was when I began this journey of following Jesus and that date is what I have (for the longest time) considered to be my conversion date. That was a big...

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My attempt at socially responsible gift giving…(Part 4)

Today my report includes a goat and two chickens. That’s right, a goat and two chickens. I purchased these from Oxfam in name for others. These are a great gift for the person that pretty much has everything they need. They serve as good stocking stuffers (the information gift card does). They can also be...

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My attempt at socially consious gift giving…(Part 3)

There is nothing too extravagant to report on this leg of the socially conscious gift buying adventure. Today my son and I went t run some errands and while out stopped by the local theatre to buy some gift cards. Gift cards are a wonderful way to keep things local and it gives some room...

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We was robbed…

…virtually, that is. On my way to a meeting early today, I tried to use my debit card to fuel up with some Tim Horton’s and lo and behold, my card was declined. I know there’s money in our accounts, but when I went to check online, there was $2000 less. Someone in Thailand helped...

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My attempts at socially responsible gift giving…(Part 2)

This is getting fun for me. I again ventured out at lunch hour to shop for some socially responsible gifts. You can read the introduction here, and part one is here. But, before I go and tell you about today’s adventure, let me define some parameters as this endeavor continues to shape itself into a...

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My attempt as socially conscious gift giving…(Part 1)

A few days back I posted about the question of injustice in the way we celebrate Christmas. Today I began Christmas shopping and since my kids are too young to read this blog, I thought I’d chronicle my attempts at socially conscious gift giving this year. My goal for socially conscious gift giving is to...

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To Receive and to Give Mercy

To receive mercy is to receive the Lord Jesus. To receive the Lord Jesus is to be merciful in return. In doing so we become the vessel of mercy for the living God to reach further into this world in order to redeem it. Receiving and giving mercy leads us by the Spirit to reciprocate...

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Mary’s Song

Blue homespun and the bend of my breastkeep warm this small hot naked starfallen to my arms. (Rest…you who have had so farto come.) Now nearness satisfiesthe body of God sweetly. Quiet he lieswhose vigor hurleda universe. He sleepswhose eyelids have not closed before. His breath (so slight it seemsno breath at all) once ruffled...

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Is Our Celebration of Christmas Shrouded With Injustice?

Is our celebration of Christmas shrouded with injustice? This a question I am being led to explore. Over the last year, the Lord has been speaking to me about bigger issues of injustice and oppression, and aside from the obvious manifestations of these (usually not close to home), I have been prompted to wonder how...

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Some upgrade kinks…I could use some tips.

I posted about how I made the switch to Leopard and I am largely pleased with the added functionality that comes with this OS. However, it I have experienced a few inconvenient challenges. 1. Ecto 2 problems: I love using Ecto; especially ecto 2. It is by far the best blog editor and I payed...

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