You may have noticed that we have an election coming up in a few weeks. We recently had a visit from labour canvasser, asking if we would vote for them I said no, for two reasons: 1: Labour always ruins the economy. 2: Labour voted for sodomite marriages. ( I was half expecting that they would send round a homosexual canvasser after that, It hasn't happened yet, but they have six weeks to go.) The conservatives, Labour, Liberal, Greens all voted for, the only ones who didn't were UKIP. Nigel Farage, their leader was asked if we should not have HS marriage, but he went no further than saying that we could not repel the law while we were in the EU. When pressed on the subject he just repeated that.
We had a big lunch as our former foster son came with his wife and three children. We had a salad starter, then I did Poulet comptoise, gratin de pomme de terre a la Dijonaise, roast parsnips, mushrooms steamed carrots and Brussels sprouts, followed by plum and cherry crumble and Ice cream. A little bit of salad and cheese for a late supper.
Ad far as I know, there is only one firm date is scripture. Luke 3: 1 ¶ Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; Historians say Tiberius assumed power in AD 14. If that date is correct, then John began his ministry in AD 29. . Again assuming that date is correct, Jesus could not have been born before 2 BC
The latter rain teaching is an imposed on scripture by the Pentecostal/charismatic fraternity. James is describing that we should be patient for the coming of the Lord as the farmer waits patiently for the latter rain.
On a TV prog about how supermarkets treat their suppliers. They showed a training doc from Tesco. not only our largest supermarket chain but also our largest retailer. One of the items in the training doc for their buyers was "Somebody else pays," One supplier was put out of business because they did not pay him for six months. A mushroom grower said on the radio that the same chain asked if he could double production. He agreed and when he had invested in the increased production the insisted on a discount for taking more. He refused and would not supply them again and found other markets. Dairy farmers and vegetable growers are being put out of business because our supermarkets will not pay them a reasonable price for their labours. When I complained to their pharmacy about their supplying my tablets in different packaging each time. The tabs come in strips for two weeks. I like them in two rows of seven with the days marked on each. This shows me at a glance if I have taken it for that day. I tend to forget. Easy enough? Not so. I get some like that, but often get them in strips with five on each side and four down the middle and no days marked. Not good for those who are old and memory failing. They say they have to accept what their wholesalers send, so it seems they can browbeat the poor farmers but do nothing about the rich drug companies.