W is for…..Wisdom

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

27th May, 2022

I thought I would post this. It is a page I put on my site a while back. I think it might contain some wisdom! It might even be mildly amusing if you need amusing. It is not very long.

20th September 2020

What is wisdom? Very simple. It’s in the name. The first two letters, wi. Which sounds like ‘why’. A wise person is someone who asks why, and keeps asking, even into old age. An inquisitive mind.

And like the 2-3 year olds. ‘Why, daddy, why?’, ‘But why?’, ‘Why is water wet?’

That last ones a tough one. All being well, daddy will do his best to answer. If he doesn’t know then he can just say that. ‘I don’t know darling, daddy doesn’t know everything I’m afraid’.

Of course the child might then ask ‘Why don’t you know everything daddy?’. ‘Because I am not God, dearest.’ could be his reply.

‘Does God know everything daddy?’ ‘Err, yes, I suppose he must do.’ says daddy.

So the question is, if you lack wisdom, who do you go to? Daddy, a friend, the internet? I imagine lots of people prefer the later nowadays. What about God, whoever He may be? Can He be asked?

Proverbs are ‘words put forward’ for consideration. And the book of Proverbs in the Bible is a good place to start. In chapter 4 verse 7 it says ‘The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’

In the New Testament it says in the Letter of James ‘If any of you lacks wisdom you should ask God’. The following link is useful with a selection of verses from the scriptures.


They include ‘Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?’ Yes, it generally does, although there are exceptions, sadly.

Some people never learn, that is they learn but don’t take the lesson to heart and do what is necessary.

Also ‘When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.’ The humility to ask questions, even if it makes you look an idiot. If you don’t know, just ask. Better that than get something wrong and look a complete idiot.

And ‘How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!’. It seems obvious that you can’t take it with you when you die, so why waste your time accumulating gold, silver or an account full of big numbers?

The list also includes ‘For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.’ Perhaps you find some of what I say elsewhere is foolish. My messing around with words.

But who is the author of words if not God himself? And Jesus Christ who is the Word of God according to the Gospel of John in the Bible.

Of course, there is plenty of wisdom outside of the Bible. Take Wisden’s Cricketers’ Almanack, described as the ‘bible of cricket’. All you need to know about cricket I suppose. Not, of course, all you can know. That would be impossible.

I see there was an editor of the publication called Sydney Pardon. ‘What?’ I said Pardon. You can imagine the jokes. While watching a match at Lord’s a son says to his hard-of- hearing father ‘I say, pater, did you see that corker of a catch from young Blenkinsopp?’

As the crowd is clapping, the father can’t hear and says ‘Pardon?’. And Sydney sitting behind says ‘Yes?’.

Or when Sydney was going to the interview for the post of editor, it might have gone like this.

‘Thank you for coming today. Could you tell us your name, please’


‘I said, could you tell us your name.’


‘I said could you tell us your name!’

‘Pardon, my name is Sydney Pardon.’

Anyway, Wisden’s Almanack is, amongst other things, a calendar of events from the last cricketing year. Which leads me on to…

Calendar Girls. A film based on a true story and according to Wikipedia ‘…based on a true story of a group of middle-aged Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research under the auspices of the Women’s Institutes in April 1999 after the cancer death of the husband of one of their members.’

Why is this related to wisdom? Only because Women’s Institutes is abbreviated to W.I, the first letters of wisdom as my wife once pointed out to me.

And it seems there is a lot of wisdom in the W.I., a lot of quiet, unseen wisdom. It is not just ‘Jam and Jerusalem’. My mother was part of a local branch. Whilst the W.I. is a women’s only organisation , “Anyone who is living as a woman is welcome to join the WI and to participate in any WI activities in the same way as any other woman”.

That’s from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Institutes

How about living with a women? That wouldn’t be sexist then. Or perhaps men should put dresses on and try and join. Just to make a point.

I think the W.I. has lost some wisdom along the line. In the beginning God made man(kind) male and female, not transgender etc.

And the beginnings of the W.I. was in the Women’s Guilds started in the Church of Scotland. Which was at a time when the Church of Scotland believed in God and His Word, unlike today.

So perhaps, they, the W.I, the Church of Scotland, and indeed all of us should go looking for wisdom.

And ask God.


P.S. I have added these paragraphs recently (5th April 2021) as I am a bit slow sometimes. I should have thought a bit about the ‘dom’ of wisdom. dom is short for dominus, as in Latin for Lord or in French ‘sieur’. In English ‘Sir’, but without the EU of course!!

Who is the Lord? Well, there is Jesus Christ. Try Him. He said He and the Father are one.

Who is the Father? He is the heavenly Father, the God and Father of us all.

So again I repeat, if you lack wisdom go ask God. If He is busy He will ask one or more of His angels to help you. He would love to answer all of you personally but He can’t, which is why sometimes it looks as though He is not listening.

But He did write it all down in a book called the Bible. You will find lots in there if you search and keep asking why. And because He is not limited to one book, He wrote other things elsewhere like the constellations of heaven and the creation generally.

I will explain more elsewhere in due course. Do keep a look out if you are interested.

And if you want to know why water is wet, try this. It may amuse you.

Why is water wet?

Z is for…..Zoom

31st July 2021

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

Zoom, zoom, zoom. The noise a child might make when playing with a toy car.

Or going to the moon it seems! See the following link; it’s rather fun!


Of course nowadays it normally refers to Zoom meetings whereby users can have virtual remote meetings without having to meet up and catch the Covid 19 virus a.k.a. the ‘flu. Lol!

Now if you have read my V is for…..Virus you might be aware that catching a virus is not possible, so Zoom meetings for this purpose is pointless.

But they do serve a useful purpose for those far apart to get together. And save the labour and cost of travel. This can be good for business, although people do miss out on the real face to face contact (kissing!), hugging and handshaking (remember all these things?).

And just good old plain socialising which can be good for business too.

So there is a balance to be struck. Perhaps this could be the new normal, looking to use technology creatively, but not slavishly.

But is Zoom online always secure? Well the following indicates certain problems that have occurred.


Personally I have thought using it willy-nilly as we might say in England is stupid, very stupid.

I have thought that people could easily be looking in. Of course if you have nothing to hide so what? But if you do have something private or need to keep secure then it is downright dangerous. Competitors could access your ideas gain private details of individuals etc.

The churches have by and large fallen into the trap of using it. This may be fine if they have nothing to fear (remember perfect love casts out fear). But if they think that it is sensible to be discreet for some reason, then it is foolish to suppose that no one can listen in who is outside of those invited to the meeting.

Still, that has been true for a long time with bugging of telephones etc.

In any event, the heavenly Father thinks the churches, those who profess to follow His Son Jesus, have been incredibly dense in submitting to Zoom meetings thinking they had to do meetings this way.

Submitting to the authorities based on flawed evidence regarding the virus and its transmission was just plain stupidity of the grossest kind.

And unkind to those who needed the face-face contact to maintain their sanity in an insane world.

It can of course serve a useful purpose for those who are house bound and want to join in, so again making sure technology is a tool, a servant to the human race, not a god, is sensible. The heavenly Father approves of this.

But we really do need to get together to obey God’s advice via Paul the apostle, and not to forget to meet together where we can devote ourselves to ‘…teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer’.

You can’t break bread and share it via the internet, however hard you try!! And you certainly can’t give someone a hug if they need it. I am sure you can think of other disadvantages.

Some people find Zoom meetings a nuisance.


Perhaps you need to escape.

I found this link. https://zoomescaper.com/

It is a suggestion for escaping Zoom meetings when they are a pain. I find it amusing, although I am not suggesting you should use it.

Anyway, you could easily just use a recorded sound without another program which might or might not lay your machine open to hacking – I wouldn’t know if that is possible here.

So don’t be afraid and be wise in your use of Zoom or other online platforms.

After all it is written that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and ‘…wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.’

As to what wisdom is, well, I describe it here if you care to look.

W is for…..Wisdom

P.S. Whilst the song by John Lee Hooker is Boom boom boom boom, you could easily change the line to Zoom zoom zoom zoom. I love it to dance to anyway. Here’s a link if you need to do that.