Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First Mendip based in Wells, Somerset. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicholas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

14 Aug 2014

Peace and quiet

My sense of peace is continuing and life's little problems seem to be just that. Out walking the dog tonight I was reminded just how fortunate we are to live where we do.We have very little external noise, road, aircraft rail etc and standing in the garden I am able, after a while, to make out the milky way, see maybe a satellite or even a 'shooting star'. If you live in an area of high light and noise pollution try and take some time to get out in the open and just look up, even with the naked eye it is truly breathtaking.

10 Aug 2014

Back home

Back home after two weeks at   New Wine. I think it has been the best in many years. Certainty the driest! I have felt a real sense of peace which I haven't felt in a long while. It was a good time with some very good friends, both old and new. I found I had time to spend  listening to what God has been saying to me and perhaps have not heard. That is not just to slow down, but to stop and listen to what God wants from any given situation, and also to pray before a task rather than asking for help when it's all gone wrong! So today very much a chill day and prepare for work tomorrow. I am feeling strangely excited.

5 Aug 2014

Going in Gods direction?

Half way through the second week at New Wine and half a day spent being a delegate. Started the morning off in the Urban venue. This venue promotes church in the inner cities. The Worship was a little 'out there' and I have to say I nearly left, however, by being a little different it made me stop and think. Rather than just singing the songs, I was beginning to see the real meaning in the words. I have to say it made me a little bit emotional and listening to the speaker again had me really thinking about what was being said and the meaning it had in my life.
After a coffee it was off to a seminar. This one on God in the workplace. Again a thought provoking talk.  about being a Christian in the workplace. All in all the day seemed to be a day of being directed by God. Tomorrow is the day off so we will see how that pans out given the amount of rain that is falling at the moment.

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