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Summer Days

18 January, 2006 11:31 PM

Today was a fun day.

The Australian Open (Tennis) is on and I spent the day with a mate in the sun enjoying some hard hitting.

I took along my camera and had a great time testing out it's zoom (I've posted a handful of the photos I took here).

Tonight was LivingRoom and we went to the Night Market at the Queen Victoria Markets. It was packed (being the balmy summer night that it is).

The night market was full of food stalls, stalls with all manner of handmade goods, entertainment (bands, clowning etc) and a section with an array of new age/spirituality/holistic health stuff going on (lots of Tarot, Readings, All kinds of Massage therapies etc).

I'd prepared a reflective exercise to do but due to the large crowds it didn't quite seem to fit the mood of the evening so we just wandered around, ate, shopped a little and had one of the best sorbet's that I've had for a long time. It was good to see a few of the group who've been away for a while.

I've included a copy of the reflection that I had prepared for us to do for those who are interested (below in PDF - click to enlarge). It was a bit of a rush job so please forgive that - but the basics are that it's something I've used before with groups to consider how God might be interacting in a place that might be seen as 'secular'.

I guess the challenge is to practice spotting what God might be up to around you in the everyday.

Market Prayer Walk-3

Comments

Page:

D, great to know that you enjoyed the Australian Open yesterday. I had fun watching it in front of the TV at home ;)

Night Market was good. You've some fantastic reflective questions here. I'll take some time out to think about them.

You're so right. It's such a challenge to spot what God might be up to around us in the mundane, and participate in it. May God give us the wisdom to do so.

God Bless!

Kitty » 19 January, 2006 12:58 PM

Cheers Daz; sounds like an evening I would very much enjoyed. Thanks for sharing the resource you'd prepared.

Paul Fromont » 23 January, 2006 8:06 AM

love the pics what model camera are you using?

Terry » 23 January, 2006 11:28 PM

Why didn't you come to the tennis with the Heard mate? It was massive this year-like 340 of us!

Nice work on the reflection exercise, loved doing it last year. Keep up the good work. Mind if I post it on my blog?

Digger » 23 January, 2006 11:33 PM

Terry - it's a Canon EOS 20D

Digger - I must have fallen off the email list cause I didn't hear about it this year. I saw you all on TV though. Looked like fun as usual.

Feel free to use the reflection on your blog mate.

Darren » 23 January, 2006 11:36 PM

Was a very great way to end the tennis. I was going for Baghdatis. I thought he played really well. Pity he got tired. he also forgot to thank his girlfriend at the end. He'll be regretting that for a long time. lol.

hallow » 4 February, 2006 8:04 PM

You've some fantastic reflective questions here. I'll take some time out to think about them.

StEEL » 11 February, 2006 1:19 AM

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