The title for this blog site, adm b’ra, derives from the anglised spellings of two Hebrew words used in the book of Genesis.
admAdam – the first man
b’rabara – created (or, more literally, filled)
Like the book of Genesis, all of the posts on this blog site are, in one way or another, an account of creation, and also of my own journey through it …
my passion for creating things
my delight in gardening and growing
my interest in rocks and fossils
my love of the outdoors
my commitment to prayer
The Man Cave – origins …
The Man Cave began life as a chalet building constructed in the back garden for use as a workshop to support my work as a self-employed carpenter. The business traded as Southbank Services and later as Michael Robson Carpentry. Following my retirement in 2017, it became apparent that the chalet building was deteriorating, and it…
It is time for decisions to be taken. Am I to continue operating a workshop, and, if so, what needs to be done with the present building. There is currently no business need for the workshop, as I have retired. But at the beginning of 2019 I had been on a retreat, and someone said…
This contains posts of gardening activity, recorded to provide a timeline of garden care and development through the seasons.
A database of plants in the garden, and of produce harvested, is coming soon!
The last of the materials from the workshop build have now been removed. We cleared leaves off the top lawn and the raised vegeatable bed. And weeded the nettle roots out of veg. bed.
SDA 2020 – prayerwalking posts …
The psalmist is praying at one of the low points of Israel’s roller coaster spiritual journey. He reminds himself and God of past times when God has redeemed Israel and saved them from destruction . He calls out to God to revive them and asks whether He will go on being angry with them. He…
Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!Bird thou never wert,That from Heaven, or near it,Pourest thy full heartIn profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Higher still and higherFrom the earth thou springestLike a cloud of fire;The blue deep thou wingest,And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. In the golden lightningOf the sunken sun,O’er which clouds are…
The ‘Log’ Blog
‘The Log’ is a record of notable outdoor activities with froends and family, from 1996. The information is being transferred to a blog here.
The develpment of this blog is being used as a learning project for Toolset. Expect to see some weird things here while I journey up the learning curve.
Rocks and Fossils – coming soon …
A blog of my collection of rocks and fossils is under development, using Toolset.
Good Neighbour Helps
The purpose of this blog is to record and administer helps by the Nevill Good Neighbour scheme. It is under development here, before migration to the scheme’s own website.