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New City Catechism Question and Answer 42

Question 42
How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Answer
With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.


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Because He Lives by Matt Maher Live

Because He Lives is a song sung by Matt Maher.
This video is composed from a compilation of live renditions from Maher.
It seems to borrow from the Gaither song, and because the lyrics are more general works as a a corporate song.


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Things That Freak Out My Kids

Sometimes my kids learn things about me that blow their minds.
Earlier this week it was that I haven’t seen the Willie Wonka movies.
Tonight it was that I’ve never watched The Wedding Singer.
Never.
I haven’t consciously avoided it.
Just never been in the same room when it was on.


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Come From Away And The Story Of Beverley Bass – Me And The Sky

One of the stories woven into the musical Come From Away is that of Beverley Bass, airline pilot.
We listened to the cast album on the way home from Melbourne today.
The song Me And The Sky is to my mind the most memorable standalone number in the show.
It tells a tremendous personal story, and is musically and lyrically the most distinctive solo song that makes her the probably the most developed character in the ensemble.
Here’s a lyric video.

And a bit more about her story.


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Intersection Of Burke And Swanston Streets, 5.30am October 18 2019

This is what the middle of Melbourne looks like at 5.30am, early on a mid-spring Friday morning.

This week I’ve walked the length of most of the major and ‘little’ streets.


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There Was Jesus by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton

There Was Jesus by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton (!) turned up on my Facebook feed courtesy of friend Tamara today.
I’ve never heard of Zach before, but Dolly (!!), everyone knows Dolly (!!!).


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Chapel Street

Rachel and I walked from South Yarra Station to Windsor Station down Chapel Street this afternoon.

She was somewhat overwhelmed by the number of quality op shops. And, of course the Chapel Street Bazaar.