While some of you have ice on the ground and some of you might have hands and feet that feel like blocks of ice, here in New Zealand it is iceblock weather.  Iceblock is the generic word for frozen confections on a stick, and my current favourite is a cranberry and blood orange whipped sorbet – on a stick of course!  It is zingy and refreshing on a humid summer’s afternoon.

This week’s Wednesday Festival features writing with zing or a refreshing perspective on things.  There’s plenty to read, whether you’re trying to warm up, or cool down!

In the United States this week it was Martin Luther King Day.  Wil preaches a good word to us, challenging us with the realities of race and reconciliation in both the US and the global community.

Carolyn is known to many of us for her excellent resources for engaging children in worship.  She offers a new-to-me metaphor of worship as dress rehearsal.  Stop by and read her reflections.

Nurya shares the fruits of her community’s recent experiment with online advertising.  Find out what’s possible with a budget of $19.48.

Mindy writes a letter to the Blogess and shares the reality of living with depression, and the shenanigans involved in getting a copy of a book delivered!

Mihee writes about the process of planting a church and the numerous small steps that go into making a difference in a community.

And at ‘The Edge’ we read about the ordinary benedictions of daily life and the pleasure of wishing someone warmth in body, mind, soul and spirit.

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