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07:44 am: Thursday morning, still dark
It's Thursday morning, and as I look out of our living room, I see it's still dark. The first light of the day is just starting to appear. It's cold, but not as cold as I would expect at this time of year: it's one of the mildest Decembers I remember.
It's been an interesting couple of days: I keep on telling people that I have been offered a job, and most of the emails that have been from people I know, rather than mailing lists or spammers, have tended to contain the word "congratulations", with a "T".
It's much simpler not trying to spot job vacancies that might be worth pursuing, and the email emphasis has now changed to figuring out to get off the job board mailing lists.
Yesterday was mostly spent writing a sermon on the first chapter of Colossians that I will be delivering on Sunday evening. It's taken a long time to write, and isn't yet quite complete.
Yesterday morning was our monthly prayer breakfast, which had a disappointingly small attendance, but an inspiring talk about 1 John 4 and an awful lot of bacon sandwiches. In the evening, the church's monthly prayer meeting, by contrast, had more people than usual and no bacon sandwiches at all.
Now we're up to Thursday morning, with Christopher already set off into what he described as a hurricane, while the rest of us prepare for the new day ahead of us. This will include sermon writing and dish washing, not necessarily in that order.
In the unlikely event that anyone wants to hear a sermon based on Colossians chapter 1 this Sunday, it's
Place: St Andrew's Church, Bebington, CH63 3EX
Time: 6:30pm, Sunday 10th December, 2006

Current Location: CH63 0EB
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Radio 4 Today programme

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From:sheaj34
Date:December 7th, 2006 07:57 am (UTC)

unlikely event

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it can't be that much of an unlikely event as I have decided to be in church that night, and I might even bring Andrew along as my chauffeur and Ben because he can't be left home alone. it will mean missing songs of praise, but as they didn't even have an advent candle last week and the programme for the 1st Sunday in advent was only 30 minutes long I expect a real church service will make up for missing songs of praise.
So, what's wrong with having T's in Congratulations? guess I best set off for school with Ben and then weigh in later.
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From:ringbark
Date:December 7th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)

Re: unlikely event

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There is nothing wrong with a "T". It's "D" that is a problem. http://www.google.com/search?q=congradulations
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From:jaq
Date:December 7th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
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theora took me to a bookshop in Boston once where we read a book where "tweedle" rhymes with "beetle" and "paddle" rhymes with "battle".
From:ciarang
Date:December 7th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)

Re: unlikely event

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Is congradulations as bad as desrcibed? (Sorry, proof-reading again, somebody's got to do it)
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From:ringbark
Date:December 7th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)

Re: unlikely event

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Thank you. I don't know what I'd do without you as a typo-checker.
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From:natesmountain
Date:December 7th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
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Oh, I can't get to the sermon.

But I did have some bits from 1 John 4 at my wedding. I chose it... God is love and whoever lives in love lives in God and God lives in them *g*
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From:ringbark
Date:December 7th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
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There's the funny story about 1 John 4 at weddings, of course. The story goes that someone who couldn't be at a wedding sent the couple a telegram, with the magnificent verse 1 John 4:18.
Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, the message was sent incorrectly and the verse received was John 4:18...
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From:natesmountain
Date:December 7th, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
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/checks Bible/
*snort* it's like that one was set up by John right from the start, huh! They always said how clever he was meant to be.
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