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The Blog of Darryl Dash

This blog is about how Jesus changes everything. He changes:

Our relationship with God

Our relationship with others

Our vocations - how we live and work in this world

Our ministries

This blog exists to explore some of the ways that Jesus changes everything. It provides resources and articles that will help you think about the ways that Jesus can change every part of your life.

The Lord himself invites you to a conference concerning your immediate and endless happiness, and He would not have done this if He did not mean well toward you. Do not refuse the Lord Jesus who knocks at your door; for He knocks with a hand which was nailed to the tree for such as you are. Since His only and sole object is your good, incline your ear and come to Him. Hearken diligently, and let the good word sink into your soul. (C.H. Spurgeon, All of Grace)

Kevin's Here

Kevin's here. Am I ever glad to see him. Today's business: we're about to buy bleach, garbage bags, and cleaning stuff to completely go over his place. It's a bit hopeless, because we did this two years ago, and the minute we leave the cycle will start again. But at least it's something we can do for now. This week we'll really have to figure out what to do with Dad. It's nice to be able to go through this with somebody else here.

Day in London

Had a great day today. Attended Holy Trinity Brompton (home of the Alpha course). Encouraging worship; challenging service - they're sending off 120 to plant another church in London. Wow.

Did the tourist thing...walked and walked - Harrods (closed on Sunday), Buckingham Palace (last day it's open to the public this year; sold out; done it already anyway), Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London Eye (took a ride on it - great views of London), St. Paul's Cathedral, Metropolitan Tabernacle (Spurgeon's old church), more walking, missed two trains on the way home (don't ask). Dad confused when I got home. Will spend tomorrow with him. My brother Kevin arrives as well.

Sightseeing

The doctor told me to enjoy my fortnight in England, because I may not have too much to show for it as far as my Dad is concerned. I hope he's wrong, but I do plan on trying to enjoy my trip here in some way. I'm off to do some sightseeing today.

The Scoop

I've found out a lot today in my few hours here. Dad's not well, but he's not in danger enough that he can be forced to do anything. It's up to us to gently persuade him that he's not safe where he is right now. What parent has ever accepted that from his child? This is going to be tough.

Arrived

I've arrived at my Dad's. He's not as bad as I had feared, but that's a relative term. He really shouldn't be living alone. His place is a mess. He's also confused. It's almost going to be harder to take action because he's not as bad as it's probably going to take to get social services or his doctor to act. My brother Kevin is coming on Sunday. It's going to good to have him here.