Archive for September, 2011

  1. worship: john 5:1-15 part two

    Jesus’ response. “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” The first thing he says is “Get up!”, which implies a few things. That the man is capable of getting up But that it is still a choice for him to get up Jesus is telling the man what is possible, but it is his […]

  2. worship: john 5:1-15 part one

    The healing at the pool.  1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the […]

  3. listen: josé gonzález – heartbeats
  4. life: being a man

    … is a lot harder than I imagined when I was growing up. Part of it is to do with the high expectations placed upon men in society, but the other more insidious part is the cultural shift, where it is acceptable for men to be incompetent. And not just incompetent, but aimless. There’s a […]

  5. life: comfortable

    No one aims to lose, but they lose because they are doing just enough all the time. Good Times with Ben Do we really want to win? And taking a step back, want comes from true belief. Has our faith been built up enough, to allow us to want to win?

  6. medical: anxiety

    Just a thought that came up in a discussion with our GP supervisor today. He said that you’re not truly alive if you’re anxious. Because anxiety is never concerned about the present, it’s always about the past or the future. And that means your mind/attention is focused on a temporal space that isn’t the present. […]

  7. wear: ASOS Slim Fit Cutaway Collar Shirt

    Suddenly being somewhere in my early twenties has put me in the position to dress nicely more often. And one of the things we’ve learnt this year on clinical attachment is that there’s a difference between dressing well and dressing appropriately. A friend of mine recently got into Ralph Lauren shirts, and made the (retrospective) […]

  8. wear: Jack & Jones Vintage Always V-neck Jumper

    This is a great jumper. Found it at ASOS and got it in several colours to make the bulk of my jumper wardrobe for Clinical attachment. Good quality cotton, incredible warmth, ribbed cuffs and elbow pads for character make these easy to wear and a welcome change from the normal male medical student’s uniform of: […]

  9. reading: Quitter [chapter 1]

    Jon Acuff is a blogger/writer/speaker who writes at Stuff Christians Like. Quitter is a book about closing the gap between your day job and your dream job. In a society where it is so easy to hate the 9-5 and love the everything else, I thought it’d be a good read. So here’s chapter 1. […]

  10. basics: james 1:2-3

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. In Christian-talk, joy is something much deeper and much more resilient than happiness. Happiness is fleeting, but joy is something akin to peace. The solid, sure knowledge that you walk in […]