I have a sadness that does not want to be sung She says to me, “I am deeper than your words.” I have a heart that really does want to belong She says to me, “None of this will do for a home.” And they sigh … You are not my destiny But this was fate Our eyes and paths they crossed, didn’t they? Two … Continue reading Tapestry
I shouldn’t be counting the days. But yes – one month before I fly out of here. I spent the afternoon in, felt myself slipping into poetry, melancholy -mode. A billion words swirling around inside my head but unable to organise themselves into linked phrases. Wondered what life will feel like on the other side of two years of mission in Ecuador. Watched Fast Five … Continue reading counting the days
Alive Is what I wanna be Breath from the heavens And feet that have learned how to fly Every fibre of my being Is calling out for its destiny Don’t wanna live for me I wanna live for you Love is more than bleeding hearts I long for transformation I long for transformation Of my mind Dreams I am sketching dreams In time to be … Continue reading Alive and dreaming
Cannot believe how pro I look in this shot! So far from how I feel. This picture was taken at I’s place, in his bedroom studio. He’s a professional sound guy, has worked overseas recording and mixing music. I was there with JA, JT and JM, and some new friends – they’d invited JA and me over to record some of our compositions. I had … Continue reading mad about music
Been unexpectedly immersing myself in music a lot more the last few months. Back home I enjoyed music, I played guitar sporadically and sang for fun, but never at church or anywhere else public; composed occasionally. But I’ve been surprised by how much music has become more a part of my life than before. Think it’s partly being around JN and JA, because they’re both … Continue reading Singin’
Over the weekend, I came to the realisation that even though I know the Bible well, I am unable to communicate it well. There’s a combination of factors at play here, I’m not sure which is the most influential: I don’t talk enough about what I am reading, what the Holy Spirit is teaching me in my personal reading; I’ve now been out of regular … Continue reading too much of a good thing, not enough of the right thing?
So there are plenty of other people who work far more ridiculous hours, and 7 days a week too. But for me, 9.30am to 10.00pm, Monday to Friday last week, was pretty intense. Friday night I was working the cash register (which I love doing), and I got so mixed up it wasn’t funny. Orders I didn’t print. Items I forgot to put on split … Continue reading week of intensity!
In two months living in Loja, I’ve had the chance to “tour” the various evangelical churches here. A number of things have caught my interest: There are quite a lot of them! Twenty churches is a big number for an extremely Catholic city of only 120 000 -odd people. Praise and worship is generally livelier across the board. P+W teams are largely made up of … Continue reading Observations about church
Soledad Today I filled my heart with music The music of longing A soul for transcending Now I’m stuck with this feeling Won’t someone save me Pull me out of this mood Tears in the heart Aren’t they the bitterest Sweetest ones around Patience where did you go? Coz I don’t wanna be here anymore But I’ve got a wait Before He calls me home … Continue reading More inspiration
It’s been an inspired week. I don’t write songs all that often, but here are the lyrics of two, just from the last few days; it’s a shame I can’t share the music with you too! Hallelujah No. 2 I am crying out But not with fear And not with pain You have filled this heart With a joy It can barely contain You are … Continue reading Inspiration