a writing by James Stephen Thompson

Walk Humbly With Your God "Marilla"

Now from outdoors during the dusk of the daytime hours as further darkness was stepping in, sounds that were representing those of a strong gale of wind out at sea were beginning to build. Along within such a storm of wind came torrential rain that hammered with force against all available window panes of the home. What could I do except only wish for further cover in whatever ways possible, as all that had been available throughout so many years gone by, had now gone for good. I had been left all alone so to proove that following such a serious neuro-operation and also for the sake of all future patients, I was still able to cope solely within such isolated surroundings. What do they think I am? I suppose through words now entering in, where is it those of us who have the faith to believe receive our wording; "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!"

Acts 27: 39-44 When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they saw a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could. Cutting loose the anchors, they left them in the sea and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and made for the beach. But the ship struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was broken to pieces by the pounding of the surf.

The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping. But the centurion wanted to spare Paul’s life and kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land. The rest were to get there on planks or on other pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land safely.

During such an awful period of cold and wet winter months, I have had to remain within my home where so far, all has been good apart from coping with a virus that has lead onto a bad cold attaining it's way in like a creep and therefore, myself urging the support of closer healthcare. All happenings representing scenes that do actually appear to be emerging from so many different homes here upon the rocks of Great Britain at present. On a few occasions I have had the need to leave my front door so to manage reaching by force within such atrocious weather conditions, my intended port of call. On such an occasion I would be greeted by other folk who themselves, certainly were suffering so much in similar ways. Meanwhile once home, I would settle and manage to proceed on further with readings from my RoutineOne book which would most likely be occurring, during the nightime hours. It has been decided from reports of my health that my particular period of alertness is between 23.00hrs and 03.00hrs. I have certainly noticed that such a time would most likely be when the words of yet a further blog would certainly be bringing themselves forward and flowing yes, like living water. Not in such ways as a creep however. Perhaps through my home being lit up during such periods of the nightime hours, not to settle on an incorrect understanding through use of the mind of another person.

My rear garden, having to it at present during this period of winter, so little in ways of both horticulture and animation also. A variety in ways of further art being so desperately required so as to enable one to take a deeper interest and study all the available countryside scenes together with sounds, yet further. Spring is now on approach when certainly one other item, my hammock that is not in position at present shall be hung between the trunks of two trees inparticular that today are well developed and so therefore, strong enough to accept the strain of any person. So wondrous to relax upon and therefore enable to rest the head with a rock during the agreeable months as the golden sun-light would fight, fight by a flicker with whatever necessary force so as to find it's way through from within a sky that does appear as such a clear shade of blue. Well, naturally I would lay my head on a rock, yet do not attempt to rattle or shake so very much whilst in such a relaxed state of mind. How shall things work-out, simply keep on an even keel, so to acknowledge the message for you. What can I do? Well, here we go:

It had been through aid of a Prison hotline, where a message had now been composed and so therefore had been collected. It explained the concern of two female management members who through their own strong determination, had now succeeded in reaching the point to receive punishment by being thrown in behind prison bars by such a strong force. Since the case had been looked into by members of a security team at hand, it had been notified that they both possessed a bottomless criminal type of mind.

Each of the two through use of their notoriously paculiar minds inparticular, had such a remarkably extordinary intension of leading off course their chosen cast of colleagues who, well within their expected time would now as intended, have attained the intended course through aid of buoyant accidousness throughout. The particular style of concentration that the female sex it had been notified, did not possess. They would each; as a total wreck simply sink through to the floor of whatever sea-bed through being so unable to continue their course of a simple zig-zag. This being the action of a sailing boat tacking to windward.

Will you continue on, or otherwise attempt to drop anchor? Female management members throughout, it had been notified would have gravely sparked a scene that would have brought in onto show a sustained surge through their ways of response. All being a pleasure unto all scientists as yet further more of their eager investigations would have entered in with dertermination so as to continue on. Each of every scientist that pooled beside the Nottingham University waterside had observed; the female would be incapable of remaining afloat, and would therefore through quack after quack; simply sink below onto a sandy surface. All would have helped to lead onto the scientists simple decision; 'they hold such little in ways of value.'

As for myself, interest was now beginning to go under also as yet again a number of the researchers findings, would tangle and so would therefore trail. My interest in paying attention had faded as I began drifting off in a much lighter direction. A direction that actually had to it a much more raging period of time through my past experiences out upon a stormy or otherwise stoney surface of all the seven seas. Such Occasions being when undoubtedly sweat would certainly have been collecting so as to run continuously down my face during a rigorously rough time of keeping the chosen yacht both afloat and on course as yet, a further storm of tough waves from within the sea water would now find a way so as to break forth as if with determination of progress to promote. 'I shall watch ships, ferry boats, and yachts as they get high, on a bluer ocean against the coming sky.' A tough time of alertness, through judgment of such fierce scenes ahead, was now on approach unto all crew members at all points of the boat, as into my mind stepped a particular statement delivered by JF Kennedy;-

“I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came.

Well if that is true, as a further taste from choice from my favourite burning pipe tobacco is delivered, I myself must now be kippered. My pipe and tobacco were at this point of time, certainly helping to ease tension and therefore relax the mind on such stormy occasions. For it was at that very moment when, an abrupt change to the weather suddenly triggered the attention of all through scenes of an explosive wave introducing itself unto all aboard. All of the crew at that very moment of time, although appearing dumbfounded, were responding so as to reach their station or otherwise position so to prepare for further scenes of what would appear to represent, the management sector breaking through. A moment of need for fast alertness and action also during a sudden moment of storm or otherwise turbulence of high waves, as such dense streaks of foam were now throwing themselves in unto all. All scenes being brought onto show through further gusts of notoriously strong winds that would have indeed been reaching a force of 40 knots. Yet further crests of waves carried on breaking in so as to topple, tumble or otherwise roll-over on board deck of the boat. Spray was now also stepping in so as to affect the visibility of all crew members. The crews strong intention naturally being to retain their yacht still afloat, back onto it's specified route.

Further sprays assisted through further force were still breaking forth from out of such increasingly rough sea water, sea water that through the strong force of such disturbing winds that had so it did seem, no intension at all of drawing to an ease. 'Bale out,' being the sudden, sharp and short statement of words unto all crew members. The command, very much representing I would say, the moment of emergency as management would reach a stage of storm before all staff members. 'Keep on an even keel,' being the next term now released unto all the crew now collecting, collecting eagerly so as to do exactly that by fighting against such a stubborn build in force through aid of such a sudden gust of gale winds now reaching 45-50 knots. On appearance stepping in were very high waves with long over-hanging crests, as if being the required aid to open yet further flood gates.

The resulting foam, in great patches, was now being blown in dense white streaks along the direction of the wind. On the whole the surface of the sea taking on it's white appearance. The 'tumbling' of the sea becoming so very heavy and shock-like with visibility being affected. All the crew now taking position once again so as to enable that the vessel was to have no lean or tilt towards either side of the keel through aid of pressure from the storm at hand. A continuous force of such strong gales all entered the set of sails so to sweep the yacht yet further forward whilst, further gusts would bring forward deliverance of the next incoming surge of waves succeeding to encourage release of yet greater sprays unto all the crew members. All such happenings causing such a sudden challenge unto each and every member on board. All would naturally beforehand, have been safely supplied with the necessary boating garments and gear so as to be prepared for such occasions. The expression meanwhile often being used as reference to something or someone in a state of stability and balance;- “I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.”

“To reach the necessary port we had to sail on –Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” A yacht being a vessel meant to be used mainly for pleasure. The word 'yacht' coming from the Dutch word 'jacht' that means 'to hurry.' It has been Anglicized to yacht. The word yacht only applied to light fast vessels during its early usage.

Again bringing back to mind so many scenes, scenes back during most if not all of my 36 years experience within walls of the NHS. Storm after storm after storm, each being represented by complex chemicals being in a state of either; gas, liquid or otherwise solid. Things had without doubt been progressing very well as I myself, had so very much intended. Even to the point remember;- of a zig-zag movement from A to B whilst in the process of hauling such a weight and not having the need at all to throw overboard, as if behaving as such a thing known as a female. No, no use of chicken legs, no. Come on so few seem to understand the reasons why my diet would consist constantly of fish.

I hasten to add that I did pass with flying colours, an expression that comes from the custom of sailing ships that would fly their colours or put up their flags and pennants if they wanted to be identified when passing other ships at sea. Today this expression is used to refer to someone who has passed a test or some other type of trial with a great margin! Storms of life come to all of us. They are unavoidable and unpreventable. In those times, faith is essential. The enemy would have us believe all hope is lost. God has promised we will make it through. We must choose whom we believe, for as skipper of the yacht your job would be to keep everyone, including yourself on an even keel as ripples with the appearance of scales do now form. Yet however without the presence of foam crests as all has now fallen down to 3 knots, which has now as the harbour mouth is entered fallen down to 1 knot and does appear as sea like a mirror.

After all, yet again through news received from the National Society of Epilepsy, I had been so eagerly invited unto a further gathering of those who have, or are today experiencing a particular style of seizure. Why do they invite me? Well, naturally those who have been through so much if not all of such experience during their days gone by, are of such a great value unto those who either still suffer today or otherwise unto those, including specialists who wish to learn more of the true facts. A lecture on the decided on date shall have to be considered unto all at the conference within the decided on Hotel, within the centre of the decided on City of London. Walk humbly.

Meanwhile, within such a relaxed surrounding in ways physically, mentally and spiritually also, I remain at my office desk as my flame does continue to burn into the early hours of a Sunday morn. It is throughout these days I have the need to regularly keep an alert upon all that does now flood into the harbour mouth of my home computer. For along with so many messages emerge the words;- 'Sailor; I Call Across The Sea, Come Home To Me.'

I will send my love to guide you, come home safe to me. Take my advice;- Keep your hand on the helm with strong faith unto the Lord Jesus our Saviour. For yet again I can state without a doubt; He shall see that you get through. As for myself; without a single sound of disturbance at all. My neighbours, they must be enwrapped in their dreams as I myself through such alertness progress on. Walk humbly with your God and stay alight;- Marilla Ness.

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