Sunday 18th September 2011

A Normal Sunday

A reasonable night.

It is Sunday, so a big focus for today will be going to St. Mary's this evening.

We are looking to have a normal Sunday, which means that Sue is teaching swimming this morning. We will go out for Sunday lunch. The effort of cooking a roast seems excessive for just 2 people. Usually, we relax on Sunday afternoon, doing very little, and then church this evening.

A postscript on yesterday. Sue went to Marks and Spencer to return some shoes that I can't wear. Instead, she swapped them for a new jumper for me, because I seem to be feeling the cold more than others in the house at the moment. At the start of the year, I was buying XL jumpers. Meaning to buy a large, Sue accidentally bought a medium size. It fits!

Today has been a pretty normal day, so the blog entry is mercifully short.

This evening's church service was another spiritually uplifting experience, with some wonderful modern hymns and a very relevant reading and sermon.

Looking at 1 Corinthians 9, the main message was to be sensitive to the maturity of faith of anyone to whom you are speaking about God.

That tells me that in this blog, I need to avoid any Christian jargon that some people would not understand. (This is also a message that I give to people that I train in Enterprise Architecture in my work for AtE .. Don't use terminology that non architects cannot reasonably be expected to understand). So, I promise I will not talk about topics like predestination and propitiation in the blog.

I found lots of inspiring words from a series of songs from one of the leading modern song/hymn writers, Stuart Townend:

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart -
His wounds have paid my ransom.