Monday, July 24, 2006

Going back to work, Big Decisions

Today I went back to work! I forgot what it was like to get up so early that by the end of the day you forgot anything you did at the start. While being away I had some decisions to make about the future and what my vision was for the future, andmore to the point the route I was going to take to arrive at the realization of that vision. I've been leaning (i think) that we are not always going to take the most direct route to the things most important, or put better, the way we thought was the direct route isn't always so. In coming to those conclusions the decision was somewhat taken from me, and I get a decision by the end of the week. Ill be less cryptic as it all unfolds, but I would definatly appreciate prayer as I make some big decision this week, that I would be heavenly/kingdom minded and be of earthly use, and to make the right decisions, and more than all of that I would glorify God in my heart throughout all of it. Also be praying for my great girlfriend who's in even more of a predicament as this period of her life comes to an end and she has no clear direction or inclination for the next year.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Going Home from London

Today I have a feeling very much like the feeling you get as a kid where school is coming closer at the end of the summer holidays, a feeling of inner dread from coming home from what has been an awesome holiday. Rachel said yesterday it feels like we had three holidays with the first for Jakes wedding with Mark Davy, the second at home with my mum the third here in London. So We fly home tonight at about 7pm and thats the end on Monday Im back to work and the relatively cooler climate of Scotland.Yesterday I went to the Apple store in regent street, Apple's only retail store in Europe, and was like a kid in a playground, I couldn't take it all in quick enough running around looking at Macbooks, eMacs, iPod Stereos was all too much! More about that later anyway.. Another enjoyable moment about being in London is the existence of that all cheap store for girls H&M, has a mens section in London and so I indulged in buying a couple of jumpers (in the hottest period in the UK for around a decade!!!) I also got my name in the London paper the evening standard while I was here for only two days. On the bus home from Leicester Square we got collared by some journalists and I got a quote. You can read the evening standard online. See page 8 for my quote! So more about the random stuff while on holiday later, but sitting here in the flat in London Im really grateful for the oppurtunity to have been so many places and seen so many great people in such a short period of time.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Spurgeon at Altitude

Im just on my way to Cornwall for Jakes Wedding (my best friends younger there's an event that makes a 21 year old feel old!) Im reading some stuff on the flight down from a book I bought called "Selections from the Spurgeon Sermon Archive" its part of the relevant publications "foundations of faith" set which I picked up. Because I checked in pretty late and so the closest seat I could to Rachel was the middle of three in front of Rachel, so were doomed to lonely travel for an hour or so til we get to Heathrow, so a bit of reading was in order. She's very much against me using this holiday as a reading fest so maybe its good that I get most of it over and done on the plane sitting away from her. Anyway I was reading a brilliant part of the first sermon in the book which is on the Immutability of God delivered January 7th 1855: "...his strong love stands like a Granite rock, unmoved by the hurricanes of our iniquity. And Blessed be his dear name, He is unchanged in his love. When he first wrote the covenant, how full his heart with affection to His people. He knew that his son must die to ratify the articles of that agreement. He knew right well that he must rend his best beloved from his bowels, and send him down to earth to bleed and die. He did not hesitate to sign that mighty covenant; nor did he shun it's fulfillment, He loves as much now as he did then, and when suns shall cease to shine, and moons to show their feeble light. He shall still love on for ever and ever..."

Monday, July 03, 2006

Back to the Future with Gunkut

Well after a while of silence on here I'm back and its all thanks to my main mac man Gunkut Tundogen who is my favourite guy of the day for getting the wireless on my iBook back up and running without me having to buy any expensive new parts! Gunkut has helped me out a good few times now and is a credit to CMKY Aberdeen where he works. Im sure his job title must be something like Mac Saviour etc etc. Anyway my wifi is back which means that Ill be blogging back from ecto instead of crappy ole Blogger stuff. But for now I only have one lunch hour and theres a nice toasted cornation chicken baguette waiting for me so Im off.