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Audio: New Year’s Resolution #1 – Phil 1:1-11

January 1st, 2012 Comments Off on Audio: New Year’s Resolution #1 – Phil 1:1-11

New Year’s Resolution #1 – Phil 1:1-11
Sun 1 Jan 2012 – Naomi

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Here’s to 2011

January 2nd, 2011 1 Comment

A new year might be an arbitrary piece of mathematical jiggery-pokery, but it’s also a handy opportunity to let the enthusiasm of the whole country energise our own inclination for change or renewal. This morning I read this collections of blessings by Joyce Rupp, using imagery from the Bible. Have a look through and see […]

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Here’s to 2010

January 1st, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s a Brooke Fraser song, ‘Here’s to You’ that seems a fitting salute to 2010 with its ups and downs. It’s a jaunty one from her recent album, Flags. What’s the line you are most grabbed by? Cheers to the furrows on our brow To each hard-won victory Cheers to the losses that grew us […]

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45 Weeks Till…

February 8th, 2010 No Comments

I’ve learned that the best time to think about any regular or annual event is straight after the last one, while the successes and lessons are fresh in your mind. I made awesome notes about next Advent and Christmas at West last December, for example, and now we have our good friend Robyn Mellar-Smith here […]

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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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Walking into a New Year

January 6th, 2010 2 Comments

Joyce Rupp is an international treasure. On Sunday at West we used a short reflection on starting a new year with God, extracted from Joyce Rupp’s ‘The Road of Life’ [forgot to say: it’s in a book called May I Have this Dance?, which Tracey owns and can lend].  The piece I read out is […]

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