A fool and his money...
Well, it might only be
September, but its not too early to start thinking about Christmas presents for
the special person in your life.
For the man who has everything, how about The Pope's Cologne?
Cologne is a classic Old World cologne made from the private formula of Pope
Pius IX (1792-1878). We obtained this formula from descendants of the commander
of his Papal Guard and lifelong friend, General Charles Charette. We have
followed this complex, exclusive formula meticulously, using the same essential
oils that his perfumers used 150 years ago.
We believe that
we have succeeded in capturing the same fragrance that he and those around him
enjoyed so long ago. This is a truly extraordinary cologne with surprising
freshness and notes of violet and citrus. We are pleased that you will have the
opportunity to enjoy this wonderful, historic fragrance. It is an honour for us
to be able to produce it and make it available for your pleasure today. Available
at just $32 a bottle from Excelsis Fine Fragrances of California (where else?) -
just go to <www.
...are easily parted
Of course, $32 is a lot to
spend on someone, particularly if they're not that special. So, how about just $24.99? Yes, that's all it will
take to purchase a Stonemarkers Kit from
Mark God's activity with stonemarkers - complete kit that includes a unique jar, polished
river stones in a natural canvas bag, and a custom journal.
How to use your
stonemarkers kit: God is active in your life -when you recognize that activity,
simply move stones from the
journal is the perfect size (4' x 6') to encourage you to briefly mark
how God has revealed himself to you. With sturdy covers and rich paper, the
journal waits for you to pen your very personal story of God. A natural canvas
bag filled will polished river stones and pebbles that will represent God's
activity in your life. A simple, yet unique French
square jar (16 oz.) with black metal closure. The clear jar displays your
pebbles and stones so that you don't lose sight of all that God has done - both
big and small.
can become an inheritance that you pass on to shape a future heart that
will seek the face of the Lord your God.
Art at the cutting edge
Off to Glasgow now, where a
couple of exhibits caught 30Days' eye at Made in God's Image, a recent exhibition at the Gallery of Modern
Art. First, there was a video by one Roxanne Claxton, in which she was seen
ripping pages out of the Bible and stuffing them in her knickers and bra, and in
Apparently, the film showed
the word as power,' explained artist Anthony Schrag.
'Roxanne gave a
performance where she ate a Bible and it became part of her.'
That was as nothing, though,
alongside the item Untitled2009, which
was proposed by the Metropolitan Community Church (which celebrates 'racial,
cultural, linguistic, sexual, gender and theological diversity'). It
'If you feel you
have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.' And they did.
Times reported that
visitors daubed its pages with comments such as 'This
is all sexist pish, so disregard it all,' 'I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want
no god who is disappointed in this,' and, of course, 'F**k
the Bible! Jane Clarke, a minister of the community church, said she
regretted the insults that had appeared. 'The Bible
should never be used like that,' she is quoted as saying. Yes. Quite.
Churches should try harder to
make bald and overweight people feel welcome, according to a new book published
last month. Apparently, they should be regarded as worshippers with special
needs alongside the blind, the deaf,
breast-feeding mothers, very short people, and readers of tabloid newspapers' -
but not, presumably, those who oppose the ordination of women...
Impact Media PR, which
utilised Manchester Cathedral for a fashion showlastyear, has nowbeen appointed
as the preferred supplier to manage events held there.
The decision to exploit the
building commercially is apparently based in part on the fact that:
the cathedral space is flexible and adaptable, able to provide seated dinners for 800 people or drinks receptions for more than 1,000.'
Sunday lunch, anyone?
Copy for 30 Days should reach the FiF
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