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August 5, 2010 I am supposed to be meditating.  but so many thoughts run through my mind.  My mouth is silent, but my mind, well, my mind is not so easy to silence.  It will take more than simple determination.  … Continue reading

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My First Sermon Ever: “Made in the Image of God”

Thandiwe Gobledale February 24, 2010 “Made in the image of God” A reading from Genesis 1 verses 26-27, a selection “26 Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness… 27 So God created humankind … Continue reading

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Time carries on…

10.25.09 …Greetings! It has been a long time since I last wrote, but I wanted to tell you all that I’m well – thriving in this next chapter of my life. It’s a beautiful late October day – the sun … Continue reading

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Motorcycle rides and Baha’i temples

Hi. I’m sorry I missed you on the telephone, but the lectio divina (contemplative reading) was so good.  It has been each time I’ve done it – really stilling, grounding, centering, a time to connect with people in a really … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

Harvard Divinity School Master of Divinity Application Statement of Purpose 6 January, 2009 The dais pulses with people sharing the communion meal as the crowd surges forward to receive blessings from the Bishop of Vellore, beside me. Having received the … Continue reading

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How is God revealed?

As I go back and look at the letters I wrote several years ago, I find that some of the most important reflecting and writing that I was doing was in the form of application essays to seminaries.  Applying to … Continue reading

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Remembering: The Boy with the Tikka

I open my eyes.  Barely.  The world fills with light and dark objects moving around in it.  I feel tempted to keep my eyes open and study this new world I have discovered, but the eye doctor instructed me to … Continue reading

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Musings

January 13, 2007 I am realizing that really, the most important thing that I can do at Pannai is to love the kids and to make sure they know that I love them.  I think this is what is missing … Continue reading

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A Blogging Beginning

Whenever someone asks me where I am from, I pause.  The pause may not be outwardly visible, but it’s there, every time.  I was born in South Africa to roving pastor parents.  Yes, they were/are missionaries; I sometimes cringe, even … Continue reading

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