A Grey Day not a Grade A day

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I was woken by a barking dog at 6.30 am. on a Sunday morning to boot. I guess visitors let their dog out for a comfort break but the barking was excessive. I guess that the neighbors who live nearer to the dog will have something to say.

We started with a promising bright morning but it was only a matter of time before the clouds came in accompanied by a light drizzle, so we decided against going to Shepton Mallet monthly market and stay home. There is always plenty to do – and so say both of us. Around lunchtime the rain became more continuous so our decision was vindicated.

I spend far more time than is good for me sitting in front of the computer. There is so much information by video and on the written page so to speak. Such a volume of wisdom would have taken me far more time and energy to become aware of in the pre-internet age. How did we manage without computers and without mobile phones? I guess we just talked to each other. Steady on Brian.

Today I’m looking at websites including the site you are reading, because I want to aggregate all my activities under one heading. I want to inter alia remind everyone by example that we are all capable of doing a lot of things irrespective of age. It is more important to recognize the moving of the eternal spirit that any material thing.

A friend introduced me to a very useful reference book called “My Utmost for His Highest” written by a theologian by the name of Oswald Chambers. He gives us a bible scripture each day with a brief exegesis.

Do not rejoice in this, spirits are subject to you, what rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven Luke 10:20

The trap you may fall into in Christian work is to rejoice in successful service – rejoicing in the fact that God has used you. You can never measure  what God will do through you if the right if you have a right-standing relationship with Jesus Christ. If you keep your relationship right with him, regardless of your circumstances or whatever you encounter each day, He will continue to pour rivers of living water through you.

Our tendency today is to put the emphasis on service. Beware of the people who make their request for help on the basis of someone’s usefulness. If you make usefulness the test, Jesus Christ was the greatest failure who ever lived. It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for him.

Rain rain and more rain. Time to have some comfort food and drink.  For lunch we had bought from Sainsbury’s some Red South African organic wine, Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the type with no sulphur added.  It cost me £6.75, less than some of the plonk I buy in the corner shop.  I wonder why a niche demand product results in a lower price. Maybe the producers have different ethics. Who knows.

English novelist and essayist Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963). (Photo by Edward Gooch Collection/Getty Images)

I have started reading the book ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley, Dystopian it is, and written in 1932. How could he have known about the trends? Maybe because he was a member of the Fabian Society.
The first three chapters are particularly chilling (if you are human, that is) but the preface is also worth a read. Plans for the world are not made decades long but generations long.

It is quite a skill to write information especially of a technical genre which can be understood by everybody;  this is a gift. The website page below is an example of some utterances that I feel are really good and to the point, without being patronizing or simplistic.


How Cells talk to each other. The physics of cell communication: Scientists successfully model cell dynamics (article). It gives you the germ of an idea, a parameter or two to incorporate without burdening the cranium excessively.

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