Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wouter Hamel - The Lights

Friday, February 6, 2009:

"After 'Hamel', Wouter Hamel released his second album this week, called
'Nobody's Tune'. Very creative arrangements, jazzy, sweet, sensual and
true. A natural crooner. His music has a timeless quality and it's
currently on high rotation on my iPod."

 And this from February 2014, five years later.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Submit Your Heart To Christ

How wrong I was, and Right and Loving He is.

#1 – Your heart is the core of human experience
#2 – Your heart shapes your decisions and actions
#3 – Your heart needs careful maintenance
#4 – Your heart is made with a longing for eternity
#5 – Your heart is restricted if not turned to God
#6 – Your heart is not reliable as a moral compass
#7 – God knows everything that is in our hearts
#8 – God wants to make his home in your heart
#9 – God seeks to fill your heart with God’s Spirit and God’s love
#10 – God wants your heart to be pure and undivided in love for Himself

Loving God with all my heart...
- Give myself to God
- Spend time together talking (big decisions and daily catch ups)
- Re-read God’s books and letters
- Sing songs for God
- Ask God to show anything in my heart that is offensive to Him
- Say I am sorry – and change my ways in obedience
- Stop competing commitments

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Who Is It



His embrace a fortress
It fuels me and places
A skeleton of trust right beneath us
Bone by bone, stone by stone

If you ask yourself patiently
And carefully who is it?
Who is it?

Who is it, that never lets you down?
Who is it, that gave you back your crown?
And the ornaments are they're going around
Now they're handing it over, they're handing it over
Handing it over


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Day Is Good For You




What makes this day good?
If you have ever believed that love inevitably leads to betrayal
this day says it doesn’t.
If you have ever believed that some people are unlovable, irredeemable
this day says they aren’t.
If you have ever believed that there is a limit to forgiveness
this day says there isn’t.
If you have ever believed you aren’t worth saving
this day says you are.
If you have ever believed that you don’t deserve freedom
this day says you do.
If you have ever believed that fear, anger, hate and despair will always win
this day says they won’t.
And this day is good for you.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Isn´t She Lovely

Kate Bush receives London Evening Standard Award in the category ´Editor´ for her 'Before The Dawn' tour. The awards, now in their 60th year, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London theatre, and were hosted tonight by comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Unsung Psalm

(song by Tracy Chapman)
There would be psalms sung by a choir
I would have a white robe a halo newly acquired
I'd be at peace and I'd have no desire
If I'd lived right

There would be cherubs with tiny harps arrows and bows
I'd have a halo and a flowing white robe
I'd be enfolded by a celestial light
If I'd lived right

But I'm feeling hot and bothered under the collar
I feel the sweat breaking out on my brow
I feel the heat and I know it's the passion
The love I can't disavow

If this is a dream wake me up now
If this is a movie let's edit these scenes out
It would be a PG instead of an X-rated life
If I'd lived right

Some would call me a cheat call me a liar
Say that I've been defeated by the basest desired
Yes I have strayed and succumbed to my vices
But I tried to live right

But I have no regrets no guilt in my heart
I only feel sadness for any pain that I've caused
I guess I wouldn't bother to worry at all
If I'd lived right

Do you live by the book do you play by the rules?
Do you care what is thought by others about you?
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the future the present the past?

If there is one thing I know I know I will die
If anyone cares some stranger my critique my life
I may be revered or defamed and decried
But I tried to live right

There would be psalms sung by a choir
I would have a white robe a halo newly acquired
I'd be at peace and I'd have no desire
If I'd lived right

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Dark Night Of The Soul

July 14, 2010 - August 24, 2014.

Polluted affections, causing fear, sadness, confusion, anger.

Purify my heart , O Lord.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Adieu

As I've announced earlier, I started a new blog on WordPress. So I've been wrapping things up. I've emptied the sidebar for most part and also my Blogger profile. It's almost like moving house (and in a way, it is). So this was it, folks. Five-and-a-half years, 853 posts and 466 comments, appr. 43,000 visits and 64,000 page views. Well, some blogs have bigger audiences, but who cares, it was fun to do. The median entry is at October 6, 2008.