Monthly Archives: April 2009

Small Things…

amuse small minds. And I’m incredibly amused by our new laptop. For those who are interested it is a Dell Studio 15 (a low range one). Definitely an improvement on our old acer which was the absolute bottom of the … Continue reading

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Filled with the Spirit again

An interesting question has been raised out of my sermon preparation on Acts 3-4 this week. What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? I understood that the filling of the Spirit first occured at Pentecost, and following … Continue reading

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Bloggers blank and other things

No posts recently. Been away, had a computer problem (the mysterious kind where the computer refused to start for three days until I took it to the repair shop when it started immediately and showed no errors on any tests, … Continue reading

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map my run

Found this cool new website for mapping training runs. And you can post them on your blog! Here is the one I did this morning. <a href=”http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/australia/chatswood/639123957238783434″>04/13/2009 Route</a><br/><a href=”http://www.mapmyrun.com/find-run/australia/chatswood”>Find more Runs in Chatswood, Australia</a>

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RICE

Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. They are the 4 golden rules for sports injuries. I spent a couple of hours with my leg up, sitting on an ice pack last night and it seems to have done the trick with … Continue reading

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Hamstring Trouble

Hoping I haven’t encountered my first serious injury problem in my marathon preparation. My back has been a bit sore this week (bad posture at a computer I think), and when I went running yesterday I started to feel a … Continue reading

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An Easter re-think on re-thinks

Every year there is the predictable call from some quarter to re-think the belief in a literal resurrection and start accepting that it’s really just a metaphor. This years effort comes from social commentator Phil Dye on the abc website. … Continue reading

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Hallelujah – a better thought on Christian words and Popular Songs

I’m not sure that my last post on the Christianized version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ really added clarity to the debate- although I enjoyed the discussion. I had another thought today about the re-wording of the song and Paul’s words … Continue reading

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New Congregational Database

Last week I indulged the computer nerd within and put together a new database for our congregation. Up until now we didn’t have a proper database – just various lists of people in word documents. Now we have a proper … Continue reading

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Something brain-stretching

Fascinating paper by Ross McKenzie professor of Physics at UQ, linked to from his blog here. I have to admit some of it is a bit over my head, but I think his basic point is that Scientists are recognising … Continue reading

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