“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit. “No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”
— A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Not what you expect.
An interesting comment really.

Life throws some curious curveballs.
I do like to have things mapped out. “This is how it’ll happen, how I’ll do things”.

It’s a bit disconcerting when something does happen that is ‘anti’ your plan. Or not quite perfect in the way you’ve envisaged it. When you realise that you’ve picked the slightly less you-conventional route and work out a little later that you have, it tends to send the fire-engine of doubt screaming your way. No matter that the thing is still good, and perfectly okay really.

A bit like the elephant in the picture really… now I’m the one on the top moving perhaps towards the same goal but just from a very different perspective (in the mammal’s case – backwards and higher up) instead of plodding along.

I don’t know yet if it’s nicer from ‘the top’, it’s different, maybe it’s not my ideal, but it’s still good.

Many, many questions about how this will all play out but thankfully God is good enough to me to throw the odd reminder now and then that he is well and truly in control.

General Life

I’m not quite sure how to write about last night justly.

Young adults was very interesting. Jess H led it by running through a heap of… I guess you might call them maxims/principles re: the Christian life. Dualism > Holiness, Self Governed > Spirit Governed…
I can’t say I fully agreed with everything shared (whether that’s just due to insufficient thrashing of each out – there was a lot to cover) and my ‘filter’ was running full steam with many ‘Yes, but’s’. She did however do a very good job with what she had. I have much to think about and more to explore in depth. Three big cheers for this, I love it when I get something to take away.

Macca’s afterwards. The typical crew hung around later, Geoff, Tim O, Laura, Analise and myself. After the quiz and other random moments that had me laughing pretty hard (and I wont explain or it’d embarass Tim and make me look like an immature kid for laughing at fart related, bench seat vibration things).

Conversation took a smooth turn. Tim, Geoff, I and Laura (a bit) had a beautifully, intense, a little firey/confronting, deep conversation around erm… the ways of communicating things, open dialogue, love God – love your neighbor, community (wow too much was covered… I can’t even remember it all!). The kind of brilliant passionate conversation/debate/challenge that in participating in, makes me feel utterly alive.

If there’s one thing that gets me really excited and feeling like an evening has been spent in absolute best way possible is to have a conversation of that sort.

Yeah, I really can’t do the time justice.

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