Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Life update

Hey troops. I know I'm rubbish at this whole blogging thing, but I am trying to keep it ticking over. And this is my third post in a month, that's pretty good going for me!

So, things going on in my life at the moment:
  • God is good. God is always very good, but sometimes we're (I'm) just better at noticing it. Thank Him that He is steady and unchanging, unlike us!
  • There are exactly 67 days left until I get married to the most wonderful man in this world - wonderful because he sends me beeeooootiful flowers for no reason, is willing to listen when I'm worried and/or freaked out (last night a prime example, thanks Dave), is strong where I am very very weak and gives the very best hugs in the world. Hooray :-) Isn't it amazing how God molds and shapes our partners to be exactly who we and He needs them to be? Something that's blowing me away at the moment.
  • I have 7 weeks left at work, which in some ways is a good things cos there are so many exciting things to move on to, but also quite sad cos I'm gonna miss so many people. God has blessed me with some very special friends through this year, and has used them powerfully in many areas of my life - to challenge my thinking, to support me through tough times, and to remind me primarily of His goodness. Christ Church has been a haven to me this year, and I also get on so well with my colleagues, it's been fantastic to be able to talk openly about church and my life, and to answer a fair few questions relating to God and the gospel, and the gospel-driven life that I aim to live. Please pray that more of these opportunities would be presented in my last few weeks here, and that the Holy Spirit would be preparing hearts.
  • My Mum is doing a stirling job on all things wedding. My dress is very nearly done, flowers are thought about, cakes are baked and waiting to be iced, invitation replies are coming in thick and fast... I have been blessed with a truly talented Mum. Thanks Mum, you're a star.
  • I still have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do after I graduate. I not really worried about it, more excited to see what God's got in store. But if anyone gains any heavenly insight I'd love to know!
  • I like herbal tea. A lot.
  • Dave and I have a flat to live in next year - yay! We found out a couple of weeks ago, it's exactly what we wanted in that it will allow us to show hospitality but is not as expensive as it could well have been. So make a date and come visit!

Enough for now. Have a happy 4 day week everyone!

2 Comments:

At 20/6/06 12:37 am, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is
an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view
of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.

Many problems in human experience are the result of
false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
ence intent on the development of perceptive
awareness and the following acts of decision and
choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
making process and include the cognition of self,
the utility of experience, the development of value-
measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
ation of civilization.

The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
creative process, is a choice-making process. His
articles, constructs, and commodities, however
marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
highest expression of the creative process.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
singular and plural brow.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
universe. Selah

Let us proclaim it. Behold!
The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

Blessings!
jfb

 
At 20/6/06 12:38 am, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is
an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view
of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.

Many problems in human experience are the result of
false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
ence intent on the development of perceptive
awareness and the following acts of decision and
choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
making process and include the cognition of self,
the utility of experience, the development of value-
measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
ation of civilization.

The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
creative process, is a choice-making process. His
articles, constructs, and commodities, however
marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
highest expression of the creative process.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
singular and plural brow.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
universe. Selah

Let us proclaim it. Behold!
The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

Blessings!
jfb

 

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