Yearly Archives: 2009


Lay me down Wrap me tightly and constrict my movement. Not so much that I cannot breath but as close as possible to that point of no return that at times it seems there is little difference. Is this comfort?

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HP Webcam Fail

This is superb (as in, a superb video rather than superb that the software fails in such a demonstrably racist way)! H/T Dizzy.

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Thou Shalt Steal After All

Dear me. Father Tim has got himself into a bit of a pickle hasn’t he? A priest from North Yorkshire has advised his congregation to shoplift if they find themselves in hard times. Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of

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Carol Service Sermon – 2009

Preached at Christ Church Ware, 20th December 2009 This year with a toddler in the household we have a remarkably different Christmas than last year. Last year at six months old, Reuben was far more interested in the paper that

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Hope for the World

This fantastic video was used last night at our Contemporary Christmas Service. Tell everybody about it – it’s brilliant!

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Snuggling Up

I’m currently backing up all our videos of Reuben from the past 18 months in preparation for a probable filming fest over the next two weeks. This is my absolute favourite of all the one’s I’ve converted so far. It

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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