The weather is changing here in Devon, a bit misty in the mornings now and a bit chilly until the sun comes out. Probably about time, if only to kill off some of the alien size spiders that have taken up residence in our garden. I heard someone on the radio say that all the house spiders we see are male and that we would know if we saw a female, because apparently they are THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF A MALE SPIDER! How can that be possible? I have been out and given the garden spiders a strict talking to about the rules. “Stay out here and you live, Enter my house and I cannot be held responsible for the consequences – especially if you are thinking about bringing the lady wife with you.” Time will tell if they take the wise course of action.
I am looking into starting a new group at church. It’s a group for young adults. Too old for youth but not part of the student community – at least not yet. Most of the ideas are still forming in my head but I will get there. The idea is that they spend one night fortnightly at our house – your basic time honoured Bible Study vibe and then, on alternate weeks, go and do something social without me. This way, I get more recovery time from young people and they get time to build community without an old fart in tow. It’s a win win I think you will find.
The only slightly jarring note so far is that someone suggested that I might like to think of a name for the group. You see I don’t really hold with all this modern naming stuff – you know – ZOOM!, DYNAMIC! or THRUST! you get the idea. Or worse still things that are almost acronyms. IYBIHWC! (If You Build It He Will Come – in case you were wondering) At the moment, I am thinking of going with “Young Adults”. I think it has a ring to it.