Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday August 1, 2009

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12.

A week has gone by since my last offering; my readers are dwindling in number as is my frequency of blogging. You may recall that the original purpose for this blogspot was to keep you up-to-date with my prostate cancer. I appreciated the interest and prayers that your responses showed. I’m still interested in blogging, but there is so little to tell about our life here—it doesn’t change that much, and I’m sure most people are not interested in the mundane details of our daily lives.

Of course, we both have other interests that keep us busy—Ann is back in university, close to completing her Political science degree and I am still busy writing. As some of you know, my second book is in for a competition and we should have a result at the end of this month. But several responses to our first book enquired whether we have a seminar on its contents. So a new idea is born, and several seminar modules, based on themes in the book, are now roughed out. We fervently believe in today’s text, and in particular how Scripture can help put our collective marriages back on track.

All this is to say that both the nature and format of my blogging may change in the near future. Another project I have on the go is adapting a variety of biblical materials produced over a life time for a website which will also be a new medium for these blogs. Blogs will be a variety of social comment—particularly in regard to our culture’s tendency to tear marriage apart, meditations on scripture, or some tid-bits of our or others’ lives that may be of some interest. Watch this space for further developments!

In the meantime, I am happy to report that I continue to feel perfectly good—for my age!—and will have my first cancer check up later this month. I’m sure your many prayers were effective with God for a good and speedy recovery from what turned out to be very agressive surgery. Again: watch this space for more news!