Monday, December 12, 2005

The Eden Project

I know, that sounds like one of Bish's talks, but it isn't, its the name for the new plan to 'regenerate' High Wycombe.
Basically, it involves building over the Western Desert carpark in the centre of town (thats right, High Wycombe, a town blessed with areas of natural beauty all around it chooses a carpark to be it's centrepiece), knocking down a load of shops (the one decent record shop in town for starters) and opening up the river that runs thru the town. So it should be good in time, when it's done...in 2008.
Until then the centre of Wycombe is carnage! I went in at lunchtime (1430) to look at some old microfilm at the library (i was looking at the Bucks Free Press from late 1930 and early 1931, it was facsinating, i could've done it for hours). Wycombe's a lovely old market town in some ways, but suffers from being too close to London i guess, but at the moment there's just nowhere to park...roll on 2008!
That said, i love the village i live in. Small, in the middle of nowhere half way between Wycombe and Aylesbury, Lacey Green, with its pleasingly eccentric name is a grand place to live. Out walking the dog yesterday i was so overcome with the beauty that was around me, the beauty that God has created, the beauty that He sustains. I just love the natural world, i love what it says about the power of our Creator. In every square inch of mist there are millions of chemical reactions going off, all sustained by Jesus...if you extropolate that to it's Nth degree throughout all creation, just think how mighty God has to be...and its not like this effort leaves Him exhausted, our God never rests.
I love the countryside on a bleak winters evening, i love what it says aboyt my Lord and savior...Praise Him!

4 comments:

-bb- said...

hey NO WAY...i come from aylesbury!
is lacey green where your parents live too then?

FloydTheBarber said...

Yeh, i'm at home with them for Christmas (also for free food and washing, but you get the drift). I like Aylesbury, possibly because i'm not there much...where do you go to church?

-bb- said...

you like aylesbury?! hahaha! hmmm i guess some bits are ok! i live in london most of the year but my parents are in aylesbury so when im there i go Limes Avenue Baptist church. where do u go? I'm going to be back in aylesbury over the christmas period!

FloydTheBarber said...

Well perhaps like was pushing it a bit...it's nicer than wycombe anyway, and i live with someone from Aylesbury, and he loves it, so i don't have much choice.
I go to Bourne End Community Church in Wooburn, which is miles way from where i live, but its a cool church!