Keep your chin tucked in

I’ve no idea who said ‘keep your chin tucked in’ but it sounds like good advice. I feel like I’m in a place where that needs to be the order of the day! Lets put it this way, I had to lovingly preach on Hebrews 13:17,18 last Sunday morning! Go figure!

There isn’t a huge deal that I can blog about with whats happening at the moment….people stuff….but it seems to be one thing after the other. You would not believe how complicated life gets. Its seems all the more complicated because you have a bigger than usual insight into people’s lives as an officer. All that, combined with some stuff I’m dealing with myself personally, life is…well…interesting.

I had a friend, Captain Eileen Halliday to visit last week, and it was great to catch up. As usual we got talking about all sorts of things…the conversation is never ‘light’ when she comes…thats why we get on so well! She knows how to have a good ‘blether’ about things that matter most!

Anyway…she asked me what I’m learning most about officership. I said that I believed that I needed to compromise less. There are decisions which I’ve been going to make, which I know are for the best albeit slightly controvesial that I haven’t made to keep the peace…and the most situations progress, the more I am convinced that my original decisions were the right ones. Still, these are the things you learn. I am not here to please man, but to please God and do whats best for the accomplishing of His will.

We had a fab week in Scotland and another not so fab week away in the New Forest (mainly due to the weather turning cold after the heatwave and the camper breaking down and having to come back early to do a funeral).

Scotland was very affirming…so many people, lovely people. You don’t realise what you miss until you’re gone! But alas, my missionary service south of the border continues.

Thanks for checking back in spite of my less than frequent blogging of late. Note to self: blog more often.

Andrew

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