I listened to this as an audio book, and this was the third time that I have read/listened to the book- roughly once every ten years. George Smiley is the star, finding corruption at the heart of the British secret service. The game is to guess who was the mole, which is why there needs to be such a long period between reacquainting oneself with the book. It is still just as good as the first time I read it. Now the question is do I want to see the new film or not?
This study was really all about- what is our vision of God. How big is God? As the song goes “Our God is a great Big God”. - and yes He is. David shows how he thinks about God in 2 Samuel 22
If you believe God created this world then, God is bigger than the world he created. If you believe that God created this universe then surely the same must be true. But the big question is do we treat, (think about) God in this way. More on this can be found in the study notes here, which looks at the last few chapters of 2 Samuel and Psalm 103
As the study ended up reflecting- We need to take God as Lord seriously. In how we act, what we do and say. It is not a once a week Sunday activity, but an activity for everyday
I picked this as I thought it would be amusing believing the back cover Daily Telegraph review claiming it was 'Hilarious'. Instead I thought it was a really sad reflection on all that is bad in this country. I know it was published in 2009, but the over the top comments on the banking system, that were probably funny at the time have sadly now come to be more realistic, as the size of the mess that they have caused comes to light. It seems so strange that 15 years ago I was working for a financial coop, which was looking into hedge funds, but these were to offset commodity price fluctuations, using the funds to reducing the effect of these on the third world producers. This was the opposite of what was being suggested in the novel. - More a sad reflection on contemporary culture in London.
We spent a very enjoyable day at the Wigtown Book Festival the other weekend. Besides listening to enjoyable talks given by Martin Bell and Celia Imri, we were able to stock up on “new” second hand books to add to our collection just waiting to be read. I got around ten books so this should help keeping me going for the next few weeks.
Anyway we are now on week 6 and this is book 6, so, still on target. John Grisham manages to bring alive life in Mississippi 40 years ago, through the mechanism of a local paper, and its relationship with the town that was tainted by the murder and rape of one of its inhabitants. As per usual there is a good twist at the end, which I will not spoil
Kielder Water Sunrise Reflections
Whilst the rest of England is basking in sunshine Kielder is back to the normal of overcast and rain. Still we cannot complain as we did have a couple of lovely days earlier on this week. The green tomatoes in the greenhouse started to show a small amount of colour, though it is still evens if they will be attacked by the blight that is lurking around, and I was able to take some fantastic sunrise pictures. Two of which are shown here.
Kielder Water Sunrise Reflections
I suppose the fact that the sky was such an amazing organgy red colour first thing that it was a warning that the fine weather was about to end, and the old adage red sky in the morning – shepherds warning
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