Monthly Archives: August 2004

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

Spent August Bank Holiday down at West Wittering with old friends and new friends from churches across London. Although the appointed starting time was rather early, at a rather unpalatable 10am, we got down there at around 11am, which seemed … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 15:9-17 p.m.: Ephesians 4:17-24

In John 15, Jesus is saying what the hallmarks of a Christian are. We should love God, not in a sentimental shallow way but showing this love by doing what he commands. By being committed to doing his will. We … Continue reading

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The 3 laws

Saw I-Robot this evening, what a cool film. It presented the usual philosophical sci-fi questions, questions such as, “What is life?” “What is the soul?” “What is free will?”, but also came up with some interesting unusual questions such as, … Continue reading

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Fun fun fun

Went to Halfords this afternoon to get a new headlamp bulb for the car, as the previous one had ceased functioning (looked like the filament had gone). After finding the bulb section and scanning through them, I came across a … Continue reading

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The remedy for sin.

Q: Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery? A: God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to … Continue reading

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Service Pack 2

Finally decided to install SP2 on my Windows XP box. I must admit to wondering what might happen, given the news coverage it had received, with reports that several major applications ceased to function once SP2 had been installed. I … Continue reading

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Mark him…Mark him!

These days, I actually seem to enjoy these Monday evenings running around the five-a-side football pitch. Gone is the painful wheezing, the severe disorientation and general symptoms of being unfit, and I actually appear to be able to play the … Continue reading

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a.m.: 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13 p.m.: Romans 1:1-17

The apostle Paul likens the living the Christian life to running a race. In his analogy are three main points: 1.Direction. Just as an athlete runs towards a goal, rather than running aimlessly, a Christian should aim for the prize … Continue reading

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Hot hot hot…

Finally got round to sorting out my computer’s overheating problems. For the past couple of rather warm summer months, the processor has been running at about 80°C(!) at idle. This would mean that any prolonged Quake III session (or any … Continue reading

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Went out for a meal with my cousin, his family and a friend, at the Mandarin Kitchen in Bayswater. The food was very good, with fresh scallops (in shells), and pork and tofu soup for starters, and then the main … Continue reading

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Here, there and everywhere

I seem to have spent the past few weeks driving all over the place and the past couple of days have been no exception. One of my cousins, his wife and and their two children have been visiting my parents … Continue reading

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You told me Jason Bourne was dead.

Karen organised a trip to see The Bourne Supremacy this evening. Not a bad film, even with the intense shaky-cam. The plot took a few twists and turns, but not as many as the first film, so was much easier … Continue reading

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Goalside! Goalside!

Another fine evening running around after an air-filled leather ball with eight work colleagues. I think the last week away did some good, as I actually managed to run around for the whole game and score multiple goals (for my … Continue reading

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a.m.: Luke 12:13-21 p.m.: John 4:1-42

He who dies with the most toys…still dies. A man asked Jesus to arbitrate over the allocation of his inheritance. Jesus responded with a parable about a farmer who had missed the point. The farmer had missed the point in … Continue reading

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Aberwiswis

Well, once again, I’ve spent a whole week away from the computer. In Wales again! This time it was in Aberystwyth for the English speaking conference of the Evangelical Movement of Wales. The main theme of the conference this year … Continue reading

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