5.11.02

I'm re-reading Mark Strom's Reframing Paul. So much of the second part of the book resonates with me. Too often the organised church is inflexible and set into ways of the past. Too many suffer when offering comments or suggestions. Problem is: ways of the past were new once. Very often it appears that this fact is forgotten.

In the same way I am reminded of a woman I know who dresses her four daughters in what are now unfashionable and downright dowdy clothes. Her rationale is that she does not want them conformng to the ways of the world. I have to agree that there are many ways which are best well avoided. However, she cannot see, although many have pointed it out to her, that how she dresses them is how she was dressed as a girl. Those clothes, so dowdy now, were once fashionable and she wore them then.

So too the church, too often.

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Melbourne Cup day. The race that stops a nation as it is known. What else would it be in Australia than a horse race. Thousands flock in their expensive finery to Flemington racecourse in Victoria. This year there is an outcry because of the number of foreign horses. It looks as if the Cup might leave the country. Expensive party marquees, chicken and asparagus sandwiches, lots of champagne, lots of Bentleys and Rollers in the Members' carpark.

As you might have guessed, it's not my scene.

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Sorry for the duplicated posting yesterday. Blogger would not publish anything posted and now it's done it twice and I can't delete it.

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Obesity surgery now for children How sad! I know some are not helped by certain conditions and medications, but this is just very sad.

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4.11.02

I sent an email to Vittoria Coffee last week. I had a cup of coffee which must count as one of the worst I have ever had. It was even worse than Starbucks. It was served in Vittoria mugs. Very poor publicity. I told Vittoria about this and they were surprised as the cafe concerned had not been a customer of theirs for a long time. They said they would investigate. In the mail on Friday was a package from them with a selection of different coffees. I usually grind my own beans every day, but will use these too. Quite unexpected and certainly unlooked for.
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[11/4/2002 1:15:27 PM | Jan Bishop]
Have you ever wondered whether the TV ratings were actually based on something real? ATR place a "peoplemeter" in our home this morning. Staistics need figures from all the range possible. They will not get much from just the two of us who really watch very little TV. The use of a VCR is also recorded and games using a TV sscreen as well, if used.
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[11/4/2002 1:12:58 PM | Jan Bishop]
I've had a bit of a holiday from blogging, but not from life. Have been minding my 2 year-old grandaughter who could not go to day care on her usual days because she had the chicken pox. She has now very generously passed it on to my son, her father, at the ripe old age of 27.
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I sent an email to Vittoria Coffee last week. I had a cup of coffee which must count as one of the worst I have ever had. It was even worse than Starbucks. It was served in Vittoria mugs. Very poor publicity. I told Vittoria about this and they were surprised as the cafe concerned had not been a customer of theirs for a long time. They said they would investigate. In the mail on Friday was a package from them with a selection of different coffees. I usually grind my own beans every day, but will use these too. Quite unexpected and certainly unlooked for.

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Have you ever wondered whether the TV ratings were actually based on something real? ATR place a "peoplemeter" in our home this morning. Staistics need figures from all the range possible. They will not get much from just the two of us who really watch very little TV. The use of a VCR is also recorded and games using a TV sscreen as well, if used.

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I've had a bit of a holiday from blogging, but not from life. Have been minding my 2 year-old grandaughter who could not go to day care on her usual days because she had the chicken pox. She has now very generously passed it on to my son, her father, at the ripe old age of 27.

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