Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Auntie Avril gets all misty-eyed

Damian ready for school

Definitely not ready for this one. My nephew, who I’m sure was a baby only moments ago. started school yesterday. My sister said she coped okay, which I think just confirms that she’s tougher than I am.

January 31, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc. | 3 Comments

Sin and Solidarity: Sermon for the Baptism of Jesus

So, it’s been a while since I posted a sermon. Have a look at this one and see what you think.

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January 15, 2008 Posted by | Ministry | 3 Comments

Another first – gardening

Those who know me aren’t going to believe this, but I did so much gardening yesterday that today I have blisters. I trimmed edges and cut back bushes and weeded and mowed and generally behaved in a most un-Avril like manner.

Sadly, all this work in the outdoors didn’t seem to do anything for me spiritually. So many people talk about meeting God in their gardens; I’m still more likely to meet God in a university library.

One problem: I have been completely unable to clean all the dirt out of my fingernails. Task for today: find better fitting gardening gloves.

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc. | 1 Comment