Monthly Archives: October 2013

Elementary…

Excellent take on the relationship between Kimi Raikkonen and the Lotus F1 team over the past season.

The Buxton Blog

There’s a lot more to this Kimi Vs Lotus debacle than meets the eye. Actually, let me rephrase that. There’s a lot less to this Kimi Vs Lotus debacle than meets the eye.

OK, so here are the facts.

Kimi hasn’t been paid. Kimi is off to Ferrari. Kimi’s patience was tested by a frantic radio message from the team in India, made out of exasperation at him not heeding team orders to let his team-mate through, who was faster at that point in the race but critical on engine. Kimi had serious words with the team after the race. Kimi failed to turn up in the Abu Dhabi paddock today.

All would seem to be deeply unwell with the relationship, and there is no doubt that there are serious strains between the Finn and the team which brought him back to F1 just under two years ago. The relationship…

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From the Heart Update

Happy Saturday!

I’m writing this post to let you guys know that I’ve updated and posted my first story to the page Stories of the Heart. This will be my nonfiction section of the blog. As you’ll read, should you choose to read it, I’ve written about the first week of my missions experience this summer (in 3rd person). This summer was undoubtedly a life-changing experience. For 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a full 62 days, God was shaping me into the man he wants me to be. It was exciting, thought provoking, challenging in every sense of the word, exhausting, and at times, traumatizing. There were plenty of days that I remember walking down my dirt road praying, “Lord, help me put my right foot in front of my left, now my left in front of my right.” I was completely dependent on God, I was completely out of my comfort zone, and I was completely exhausted. It was here, in this place, in these conditions, that I learned what it meant to depend on God for all things. Here, my faith was most active. I’ve taken this experience and try to apply it to my everyday life back here in the United States for my last year at college. As I said, during this time, as He is every day, God was shaping me into the man that He wants me to be. It is a truly beautiful, never-ending process.

If you choose to read this first part of my story, I hope it will encourage you to get out of your comfort zone– it is here that I have learned to trust God the most. You can learn to apply active faith to everyday situations, regardless of whether you’re in a mansion and driving a Bentley or living under a bridge.

As I said, during this time, as He is every day, God was shaping me into the man that He wants me to be. It is a truly beautiful, never-ending process. Coming to understand the power of Prayer and what an amazing thing it is will change your life. This is what I hope you see in my story- God working through a broken man for the furtherance of His will.

“To God be the glory, great things He hath done.”

Feel free to share your thoughts on my writing or ask any questions.

Cheers.

Update for the Cars//Minicars Section

The title says it all– I have to post on here so it’s easier for people to find out about it, but I’ve posted the “final” result of my Datsun 240Z custom mini-car. It needs some touching up as it has been months since I’ve worked on it, but what you have in the pictures is essentially the finality of the product. Enjoy.

Cheers.