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The guys at Together for Adoption have just launched a new initiative called Live in the Story. Already there are some great resources on the website and that will build over time.

They asked me to voice the introductory video, I think, because reedy nasal whining is very now. So in this video I attempt the word “Mommy” and MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. Both were bold undertakings. I found “mommy” harder.

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Happy Friday

Language is a beautiful, beautiful gift. Used, mainly, to deceive, demean and torment. Enjoy.

Here’s proof that banter isn’t dead.

And here’s some edutainment about oceans:

lakes_and_oceans

Click here for full size

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Blurred Lines (more from baracksdubs)…

Rockin’ out

Apparently the last two photos are faked. But the first 8 are incredible enough…

I want David Michalek’s camera and Alan Rickman’s gravitas

And here’s a lovely story from Douglas Adams. (Am I imagining things or does a famous evangelist (J John??) claim this story as their own?)

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Happy Friday

Epic Trickshots:


—  As a Vine

These are all real right?

Do you have any favourites in the genre?

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Happy Friday

ht @nateclaiborne

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Happy Friday

Enjoy this Partridge pilgrimage. This Partrimage. This Pilgrimartridge. This Partrimiligrimage.

Bad language ahead…

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Happy Friday

The shortest is the best. And it’s the IT Crowd.

Any more Facebook inspired hilarity?

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In honour of our 10th Wedding Anniversary, here are some mawwiage classics:

Marriage is glorious…

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…a dream within a dream…

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…but let’s not get too mystical about it…

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…and let’s acknowledge differences between the genders…
(warning: one swear word)

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…and differences in how we approach relationships…

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So men, don’t say any of these things to your wives…

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In all the give and take, you’ll have to make priorities…

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…and find glory in the ordinary.

 

 

 

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Happy Friday

All sorts today…

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6 minute extract:

DOWNLOAD FULL 30 MINUTE SERMON

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Happy Friday

I got nothing.

Except this…
grindsplitAnd maybe this…

What have you got? Links in comments please :)

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This from Katie P:

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For Sermons…

It’s an annual tradition at Christ the Truth to listen to Dev Menon’s Classic Sermon.

[audio http://www.christthetruth.org.uk/AscensionSermonDevMenon.mp3]

Paul Blackham’s teaching is equally fantastic

John B recommends Scott Hoezee’s sermon, “How We See Things–Psalm 47″

And an essay by Stephen T. Davis, “The Meaning of the Ascension for Christian Scholars”.

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For Prayers…

The Collects from BCP:

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

or this

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell; who liveth and reigneth with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

The South Indian Anglican Collect:

O God, whose blessed Son, our great high priest, has entered once for all into the Holy Place and ever liveth to intercede on our behalf: grant that we, sanctified by the offering of his body may draw near with full assurance of faith by the way which he has dedicated for us and evermore serve thee, the living God; through the same thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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For Songs:

words here

We thank Thee Jesus, Dearest Friend

And here are a couple of my own:

A kids song about the ascension

A kids song about Jesus moving house (eventually to heaven)

“He Rose Up”
[audio http://www.christthetruth.org.uk/HeRoseUp2.mp3]

(lyrics below)

He rose up among us, as told.
He rose up the Promise of old.
My Brother in strife,
Assuming my life.
Exalted, the Father’s Decree
He rose up, He rose up for me.

He rose up humanity’s Last
Man’s Answer in life unsurpassed
My Champion living,
God’s life of thanksgiving.
Exalted as I’m meant to be
He rose up, He rose up for me.

They raised Him, my Saviour, on high
Man lifted, accursed, left to die.
My Priest in atonement,
My Lamb in enthronement.
Exalted on destiny’s tree,
He rose up, He rose up for me.

He rose up from death He arose,
Immortal to crush all His foes.
The Lord of all history,
My Christ has the victory.
Exalted the darkness must flee,
He rose up, He rose up for me.

He rose up to heaven, He rose,
Ascended beyond other thrones.
My Friend in high places,
My Fountain of graces.
Exalted, my heavenly Plea,
He rose up, He rose up for me.

I rise up, I rise up in Him,
Emboldened in spite of all sin.
In Jesus attaining,
My destiny – reigning.
Exalted, with angels to sing,
I rise up, I rise up in Him.

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I’ve been working on a song about firstfruits for a while. I love the fact that Easter Sunday was the day the future arrived. Jesus’ resurrection appearances give us snapshots of the world to come. What a future!

This version is different from my earlier effort. Mainly because now it’s a round. Yes I know. Another round. I think I might have a problem…

Download Audio

[audio http://www.christthetruth.org.uk/Firstfruits.mp3]

Firstfruits – taste of tomorrow
Firstfruits – hope when there’s sorrow
Jesus rose up from the dead
to show all His people the world that lies ahead

It was country walks and heart-warming talks
Mind-blowing preaches and breakfast on beaches
Feasting and family and peace and grace
and Jesus our battle-scarred Brother, face to face.

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Happy Friday

And the conspiracy theory flowchart (some swearing)

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Is this the world’s worst music video?

Some Brian Butterfield goodness (his stuff runs out after the 10 minute mark).

Older Butterfields herehere and here.

Some Look Around Yous.  And perhaps my favourite Serafinowicz

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Happy Friday

first they cameDog found

 

And finally – listen in as Major Keys are turned to Minor:

And Minor to Major:

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I started writing this for an all-age talk, but I think it might not be simple enough for that. What do you think?

He climbed up the hill, the cross on His back.
He breathed His last breath and the sky turned black.
But death could not hold Him, He rose up in might
And showed us the Dawn that’s beyond the Night

It was Country walks and heart-warming talks,
Mind-blowing preaches and breakfast on beaches.
Hope reignited, friends reunited,
Feasting and family and grace
And Jesus our battle-scarred Brother,
Speaking His peace to us face to face.

The hill we must climb, it stretches ahead
The footsteps of Jesus, His people must tread.
As night closes in we ask “Is there a Dawn?”
The risen Lord Jesus says “Think Easter Morn”

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