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Lost Property

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As the mother of a child in primary school, I frequently find myself engaged in the exercise of searching for lost hats, bags and drink bottles. Sometimes I meet other mums looking for stuff. We get there early and rifle through the overflowing boxes, shaking our heads in despair and exchanging knowing smiles. I search each musty lost property box thoroughly, each time g...

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A Fading Life

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Last week I accompanied Isaac's class as a parent volunteer on an excursion to Rouse Hill House. It was a lovely day and I benefitted from the experience probably just as much as the children did. The children were given the opportunity to explore how one family lived in this property for six generations and left behind fragments of their lives. The cumulative result is on...

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PLU56 Ministry

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PLU56 has been running for 3 weeks now, and already everyone is asking the big questions. Why is there a '5' instead of an 'S'? How do you say the name properly? "Plus 5-6"? "Plus 6"? "PLU 56?" Surely there hasn't been this much confusion over a name since Mt Kosciuszko. Whatever the name, I can say that the ministry truly feels supported by the church. I am grateful for ...

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Penshurst Prayer

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Dear Lord, I went to Penshurst the other day. I'd never been to Penshurst before. It's just next to Hurstville and Oatley and Beverly Hills. How is it that I've managed to miss Penshurst all these years? I saw lots of people in Penshurst, which is, I suppose, to be expected. How is it, Lord, that although I know next to nothing about Penshurst, you have an intimate knowl...

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