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Rocks in the Jar 1

January 9th, 2010 2 Comments

In their book First Things First Stephen R Covey, A Roger Merrill and Rebecca R Merrill tell a story that has become part of our life at West.  We’ve done the rocks-in-the-jar demo several times since January 2009 and it has become a significant image for lots of us. If you don’t know what this […]

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Christmas Day Hilarity

January 2nd, 2010 3 Comments

Heavens to Murgatroyd, Christmas Day was fun! I forgot to say, unfortunately, that the mad, mad nativity play we enjoyed was of course adapted from Nicholas Allan’s masterpiece of a picture book, Jesus’ Christmas Party, which we read last Advent (without the French accent we were treated to on Friday!). Thank you to all the […]

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Advent 3: Joy and Depression

December 13th, 2009 No Comments

I said this morning (click here for audio of the sermon) that the third week in Advent, where we focus on joy, is not only the hardest week to come dressed in the right colour – yellow – but is also the hardest to preach on. It’s often said that joy is not the same […]

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