This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up early, set to work on sermon for tomorrow - way too late,
transcribed Gordon's sermon on The First Christians, extensive
massage. Interestingly 'Christian' was a term the disciples/brothers
didn't favour for themselves; though it was clearly later redeemed.
- Call from David with the news of Mark Rye's
passing - a sad time for those left. Mark was one of the richest &
most interesting characters I've ever enjoyed sharing time with; and a
major influence on my decision to follow Christ a decade ago. The
combination of wisdom with humour and a well articulated opinion on
many interesting subjects gave a great mix. Getting immersed in the
Rye family (lodging there over some years), allowed me to have a more
objective understanding of my own family, and learn to love both their
strengths, and weaknesses: invaluable. A man of faith & integrity
who lived, by choice, in a sink council estate, with the people
he sought to reach for Christ. I recall his sorrow as a Religious Studies
teacher, marking the exam papers, where after a full term of Christianity,
many still could not tell whether Jesus was born at Easter or Christmas.
I hope his passion for bus travel, and secret scheme to visit every place
in England (discovered only much later by his children: providing a
hermenutical key for many odd routes & stops during travel) will
find perfect fulfillment in next world. I pray that when I finish my
race, and get called home, we'll meet again.
- Very comforted personally by Christ's
promise to come back to each believer to and take them to be with
him at their death. An extremely good Rico Tice sermon on this is
- Out swimming with the children, for Naomi's birthday, and
then on to the Brighties: helped out while chatting & enjoying an
ale or two. Fine chocolate birthday cake, walked & taxi'd home.
Packed off the babes to bed. Back to work on the sermon until late.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)