The Temple of the Holy Spirit

February 23, 2009

your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit

–1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)

The temple is the place where God and man meet.

I am a World Class Athlete

February 9, 2009

…in the making.

The truth is, I have never looked after myself properly. I eat fairly well (my wife is an amazing cook, and she does her best to make mea eat healthily), but I never excercise.


I had bad experience upon bad experience of sports as a child. I was never co-ordinated, and this attracted a lot of mockery from my so-called friends. (In fairness, none of us were very mature back then).

I did do a lot of walking at one time, but I do very little now. These days, most of our “going for a walk” outings end up as “sitting and drinking coffee” outings.

Then, for a couple of years I did martial arts. I enjoyed that, but the pressures of a young family put an end to my Karate days.

It doesn’t help that I earn my living as an IT geek, so I sit around all day.

It doesn’t help that most of the activities that I really enjoy are sedentary.


I have engaged the services of a ‘personal trainer’ (a friend who knows a lot about fitness and what-not).

I have even been for a run. Actually, it was a walk interspersed with somewhat slower walking – but I have to start somewhere.

This is the Day

I am 40.

My father died when he was 69.

He never looked after himself properly, either.

It is time for a change.


Sharpening the Physical Saw

February 26, 2008

I have been reading Stephen Covey recently. He says that we need to “sharpen the saw” in four dimensions:

  • Physical
  • Social/Emotional
  • Mental
  • Spiritual

According to Covey, there are 3 key areas for sharpening the physical dimension:

  • Nutrition
  • Rest and Relaxation
  • Exercise

However, there appear to be other areas that we should attend to:

  • Hygiene, cleanliness and grooming
  • Clothing
  • Household maintenance
  • Tools and equipment
  • Finances


Benefits of Weight Training

September 30, 2007

250px-twodumbbells.JPGI have recently aquired a setof dumbels and a book about weight training and weight loss.

Apparently, some of the benefits of weight training include:

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Why Don’t they Learn?

February 26, 2007

It has been said that  children learn more in the first few years of their lives than in the rest of their lives put together.

If that is the case, why don’t they learn that the whole process takes longer and is more miserably for everyone if they do insist on struggling to escape when they are having their nappy changed?

[Originally pointed out to me by Joe.]

Halcyon Days

February 21, 2007

My 2.5 year old has recently made me aware of some of the greatest tradgedies of ageing:

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Sex Change for 78 Year Old?

February 20, 2007

My uncle is 78. On average, women live longer than men. So, 78 is still relatively young for a woman, but really quite old for a man. My uncle says that he is considering a sex change “before it is too late”.