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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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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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May 24, 2008 – visit to Pannai

Dear Mum and Dad, Thanks so much for your emails and hellos.  First, travel plans, I think it makes sense for me to fly into LA and I’ll check with Ashley if I can stay with her (she looks glowing … Continue reading

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Time Carries on….

…. and the leaves that are green, turn to brown” 21 June, 2007 I have been 23 for two weeks.  I feel like I’ve been ready to be 23 for ages.   Wry smile.  A funny feeling.  It’s an actually cool day today.  I mean really … Continue reading

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How Many Roads?

June, 2007 Greetings!  Vannakam!  Namaste! So much has happened since the last time I wrote.  So much!  I cannot write about all of it or nearly all of it.  Things were hard at Pannai before I headed up north to … Continue reading

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Transitions: Away from MBKG Pannai, Mid-May

Dear Mum and Dad, You are both so amazing and wonderful and supportive and non-judgmental.  Wow.  Thanks to both of you for your wonderful emails sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences.  After my two weeks in Kalimpong, I’m really seriously … Continue reading

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India once more, March 2007

14 March, 2007 I am exactly 9 days from the 6 month mark of my time here in India. Crazy, isn’t it. And I’m continuing to learn and grow and fit (and not fit) into this community. It’s getting hotter … Continue reading

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Invited to Pray

Just a quick note from present-day, divinity school Thandiwe that this is what I consider to be my call story, the event and experience that pushed me into divinity school, from where I am now looking towards congregational ministry as … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

23 November, 2006 Thanksgiving Day “Gudiyatham road?” the auto rickshaw driver asks me.  I am not sure, so I don’t reply.  As we approach, I recognize it and nod.  At the corner I get down.  “Enna villai?  How much is … Continue reading

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