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The bit about ‘give thanks in all circumstances’

KISC Basketball 2015-1-2So, here in troubled Nepal not only do I have to not grizzle about cold food or dark rooms, but I have to mine the narrow winding pathways of happenstance to find specific, often fleeting positive events, for myself or others for which I am exhorted to give grateful thanks and unending praise.

So I can sit in the slightly sunnier corner, unwashed haired, surrounded by coughing spluttering children, drinking tepid tea from the thermos, and ‘be thankful’ but I have to do a few theological and causational gymnastics to come up with an honest grateful sentence.

Bloodyminded stubbornness comes in handy.

Dammit, I will be thankful there was no milk today, because I didn’t have the hot water for tea anyway, neither was there any water in the tank to wash a single dirty mug, so really I’ve just been saved substantial trouble!!

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Let us buy our daily bread!


I’m going to get very ranty in a minute. But first, looks at these gorgeous golden wheat fields we drove through the other day on a very long drive across the country.

“Hoping for a bumper crop this year” said the farmer at the information office, where we pulled in.

Here are the silos that will be full to the brim with grain.


As a commited bargain hunter, frugalista and sometime dumpster diver, I’m pretty upset at a couple of big bakeries here in Australia. They know who they are.

here’s what happens


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