Book Review: Longing for More by Ruth Haley Barton

I read this book right-through on my return from my travels round the world, as I looked for a way to re-connecting with living a life more real for God for the previous 6 weeks spiritual study/sermons has pretty much gone out the window as I gorged myself on Latin American scenery - and I was feeling the worse for it. How can I possibly lead others when my own spiritual discipline is so poor…

Book Review: The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

The Normal Christian Life is a book by Watchman Nee first delivered as a series of addresses to Christian workers who were gathered in Denmark for special meetings in 1938 and 1939. The talks were later compiled into a book by Angus Kinnear and were first published in 1957 in Bombay, India. In The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee presents foundational principles for the Christian life and walk drawing primarily from the book of Romans.…

War in the Fields and Villages: The County War Agricultural Committees in England, 1939–45

Author: Brian Short Date: October 2007 Source: Rural History / Volume 18 / Issue 02 / October 2007 pp 217-244 State intervention in the United Kingdom's farming industry was necessitated by the problems of the interwar depression and the lead up to World War Two and the emergency wartime food programme. This brought the need for greater bureaucratic machinery which would connect individual farmers and their communities with central government. Crucial from 1939 in this respect was the formation of the…

Round the World Trip 2007-8

These are my plans for my travels around the world... Bangkok (Lonely Planet Guide) Friday 28th September: Leave London Heathrow on Flight QF2, 22:15, arrive 15:35 Saturday 29th September: 2-day GAP Adventures pre-trip Citybreak, staying at Royal Hotel. Monday 1st October: GAP Adventures: Indochina Encompassed, presumably Royal Hotel. Wednesday 3rd October: Chaing Mai Thursday 4th October: Chiang Kong Friday 5th October: Mekong River [Boat] Laos (Lonely Planet Guide) Saturday 6th October: Luang Prabang [Flight] Tuesday…

Finding a Souvenir in St Ives

“Cornwall is by tradition the home of the artist and the craftsman” notes a newspaper article as the Sloop Craft Market opens in the 1960s. By reputation, St Ives is one of the highlights of Cornwall, an ancient fishing village characterised by narrow lanes and alleyways, beautiful beaches, home to an internationally important arts community. In the Sloop craftsmen work behind large picture windows set in Cornish stone, producing woodwork, jewellery, rugs, and stained glass…