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And All The World A Stage & We Are Simply Players Set Upon It It’s not often that I’ll out and out admit that something doesn’t work. I’m far too prideful for that. I’ll point out the positives and the learning opportunities, as well as face up to that which…

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There’s Forever One Day LeftI usually write with a certain amount of obscurity about the deeply interpersonal things in my life. It’s usually because I’m all at once paradoxically shy and trying to be respectful of the fact that just because I live my life in this parallel window; not…

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Making Sacred Spaces

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You Are Home To Me…It’s You That I’m Running To Lately We create these sacred spaces. We call them colours and songs, poems and places. They are hiding places, and celebration halls. Sometimes they are covered in flesh and speak in soft voices, when we need to hear something in…

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Understanding One Another: By Jazz.

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A Lesson In Jazz YOGI BERRA EXPLAINS JAZZ Interviewer:“What do expect is in store for the future of jazz guitar?” Yogi:“I’m thinkin’ there’ll be a group of guys who’ve never met talkin’about it all the time.” Interviewer: Can you explain jazz? Yogi: I can’t, but I will. 90% of all…

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Starbucks Napkin – Poem.

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There Are Some Dark Clouds Hanging Heavy Over This City I was hunting through the depths of my handbag, cleaning up and out in the buildup to New Year, potentially also because I am bored to death. I found this, that I wrote on a Starbucks napkin on the Upper…

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Christmas Prayer.

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A Christmas Prayer Lord as we celebrate Your birth May we live knowing Jesus, You are our Hope Jesus, You are our Peace May we share with all those around us Family, friends and strangers that Jesus, You are our Joy Jesus, You are Love Great God of love and…

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Fired From Youth Ministry.

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Qualified For Ministry. Today I talked with a friend who’s just been given the boot from a ministry position. It took a really long time for him to get there, both in terms of life preparation, listening to God and then leaping. And it’s never gone as planned. First it…

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Lucidity Speaks – Poem.

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Lucidity Speaks When you speak, how often I must listen with baited breath to hear the thing you might say next, could be funny or serious off guard, i tend to spend these moments and makes me like an addict for I love the rush of blood to my head…

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Questions Of Self.

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I’m Coming Back To This One More Time Stolen from an old Advent post of Steve’s…these are some good questions to ask.. Am I content with who I am becoming? I still haven’t figured that out. If I knew what the end result would be, I’d be too concerned with…

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A Prayer For November

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Dear God. We are at the time of year where moments we have dreamed of, are coming into sight. We can imagine the joy of the sun on our faces as we hand in our final assignments. As we sit our final exams and venture out into summer. As business…

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Letters From America: Stay Or Leave

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Letters From America Stay Or Leave From: Natasha McGill Sent : Monday, 18 October 2004 5:08:14 a.m. To : tashmcgill@maxnet.co.nz Subject : Letters From America Stay Or Leave Stay or Leave, I want you not to go, but you must. Leaving Nashville was a traumatic experience! Dani and I went…

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