Monday, December 19, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Afterwards he said, "I was sad - but I wasn't frightened".
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
There is a theory in the study of 'homiletics' that the preacher should first of all ensure that the word is applied first to the preacher. It is often spoken about as if this was some form of duty or task to complete. This is however far from the case. I am increasingly finding that the same God who calls you to preach, also inflicts the lessons of that word on you in unmistakable ways. Mr H. suggested that I preach a series on 'abundant blessing' therefore! It's a fine suggestion, perhaps I'll start with Song of Solomon! :-))
What I have discovered is that a mere theory of the inspiration of the Bible is only a start. You know the inspiration of scripture is real when you almost tremble opening its pages for the effects it will have on you and your family. This is no tame book - but a living word.
Beautiful cold winter's day.
Just as it should be in December!
But how can another week have gone past already? Having adjusted to a completely new routine in life, with Boris at school, Norris at nursery 4 days and Doris here with me, while 'she who must be obeyed' is at work - life seems to dissappear faster than I thought possible. Yikes! - that's what old folk say.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
One very large and extremely nosey bird has spent its morning staring in at us from the garden wall. we reckon it's an infamous grouse? !? No idea if that's right or not though. Click on pic to see an enlarged version in which you can actually see the thing. The pic from the better angle was taken through the kitchen window - so the flash bounced back off the glass and spoilt it a bit - nevertheless you can see the thing. Offsprung #1 (who's off school with an explosive tummy bug) was most impressed.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
TV Star ------------------------------- Daughter
The uncanny resemblance between my daughter and a very well-known TV star has been brought to my attention. Could they by any chance be related? I think I should be told.
Grateful thanks to Dr Carlos Frankfurter of the University of Dundee for sending this.
£10 paid for winning entries (entry fee, £10).