Every so often I feel an urge to review my life, not that which has been, though I am sure there is merit in doing so from time to time – especially from a Christian perspective (and I have done that and do do that – more regularly than many other things I do I expect). What I mean is life as a daily thing, that which I do, etc. What are my daily habits and are they profitable or useful? Do I need to tweak things or even completely do away with certain aspects of my daily life and replace them with something else? So that in brief purview is the sort of thing I’m on about.
So having said all that, I am currently in the process of doing this again and that in some detail. My approach on this occasion is to view everything from the start of the day through to the end of the day, applying my focus to one or two areas at a time, so that I can apply some useful changes with applied resilience that will stand the test of life and time – at least until the next review.
So that is what I am currently up to and seeking to sort out. There are useful tools in this digital age to assist and I am using such things as Evernote, One Calendar, Amazon Kindle reading app on my Samsung tablet, my Windows 10 PC, etc. All very modern tools to do a very long established practice throughout the ages.
Been a while. It’s been a while for many things, but I especially mean this Blog – at the moment anyway. The truth – I couldn’t be bothered. That is, I couldn’t be bothered to post here in recent times. Why? I have struggled with many things other recent years – it’s called undiagnosed depression. It’s the depression you have that you haven’t seen anyone about, yet you know what it is and still try to live in denial. But that has changed a little – I’m no longer in denial, I just couldn’t be bothered seeing anyone about it. You know, it will work out in the end – whenever that might be.
Having said that, things are a lot brighter at the moment. Have I turned a corner – I hope so. It feels like I have, with a measure of joy returning to what had become a rather miserable existence. I guess the fact that I’m writing anything (well typing) here is a sign that perhaps I have – turned a corner I mean. I’m sure there will be some setbacks ahead, but at the moment, I’m just taking in the sunshine and enjoying the rays as they fall on my face, with that gentle breeze refreshingly drifting across the surface of my face. It is time to once again step out into the wide world and enjoy the life I have been given.
Over the Christmas ‘silly season’ I hope to pitch my tent beside a river in the mountains and just take some time out and read, sleep and relax. I’m going to try and catch my breath and think about the year ahead – all with positive intent. I want to think about some of the good things that may lay ahead – especially think about and plan some wilderness excursions, where I can really enjoy the solitude of the Australian wilderness in a wonderful, soul recharging way – alone with my Creator in His creation. I have really enjoyed that in the past and look forward to doing so once again. Anyway, my first opportunity to do so is only days away – should be good.
I have just spent a great time reading several articles posted on my Blog – The Particular Baptist Journal. There is a lot of good stuff posted there.
If you have not taken the opportunity to have a look at this Blog, please take a minute to do so. Yes, it is a Blog that I manage, but don’t let that put you off. It is a place where I curate articles of particular value – at least in my opinion – and which I think will be of great benefit, encouragement and profit for other believers.
I am currently posting about 2 articles a day to this particular Blog and they don’t take too long to read – yet they are usually of a high standard, very instructional and of great profit. I can only lead a horse to water, I can’t make it drink, but there is great water to be had at this waterhole.
To visit the Blog in question visit:
This is my third VLOG post and I can already see a couple of things I need to work on – lighting and volume. So filming during the day and speaking up a little should help. Obviously better equipment would also help, but that may be some way off at this stage.
I mentioned in the Vlog post that I would include a picture of the Bible Reading Chart, but I have since changed my mind for copyright reasons. I will however include a link to the post in my Blog – The Particular Baptist Journal.
The Blog post in question can be found at:
The chart itself can be found at:
It has been such a long time since I sat down and read a book – even a chapter. I have found that when I get down/depressed I just don’t want to read – even though it would probably lift my spirits. It just seems too hard to do. This is something I hope to correct starting tomorrow – I probably should start this right now as tomorrow I will probably decide against it. The only reason I won’t start today is I am simply too tired and I need to get to bed soon. This post will remind me to do so
tomorrow – I hope.
‘Signs You May Be An idiot!’ is an ebook written by Andre Gensburger that I just recently completed reading on my Kindle. I certainly can’t agree with everything in the book, but I found myself agreeing with an awlful lot of it. He is a bit of a straight shooter, calling a spade a spade and so he is very similar to me in many respects. Far be it from me to distance myself from being an idiot by likening myself to the author – I am probably as much an idiot as the next person in a number of areas, still the logic of the man was hard to argue against on many fronts.
There are certainly many idiots out there and one of the frequent ‘sayings’ that I have developed and taken to heart over the years is that ‘I have little tolerance for idiots.’ So you can easily see why I was drawn to this ebook in the first place. Have a read of the book – you might just find yourself being described as an idiot.