At the beginning of the week I had a couple of really low days. I felt the stress of various practical problems weighing me down and my sleep pattern was somewhat disturbed, which wasn’t helping. But I remained prayerful, and by God’s grace I emerged out of this depression in the middle of the week and have been on top form since.
I managed to re-record my blog intro video (top right of the homepage). It’s pretty much the same, except the light isn’t annoyingly reflecting off my glasses and there isn’t a big old lightbulb photobombing the shot. I’ve also reorganised the content on the homepage so it shows 12 posts rather than 36, saving you all a great deal of scrolling. And I’ve done some other ‘blog housekeeping’ bits and bobs, like updating my About page, and my widgets. Kind of a Spring clean before Spring.
I’m grateful to currently be reading what I think is possibly the best novel I’ve ever read – Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. I’ve actually found myself becoming quite emotionally involved with the characters in the story, a sure sign of a great novel and something that rarely happens to me. If you’re at all interested in mental health, or just love a great novel, I’d highly recommend it.
Looking ahead I’m going to be focusing on my music project next week and recording song six of my T.E.N. project. I was messing around on my guitar yesterday and have a few ideas for how the song might take shape. If you missed my last single ‘Speak Life’ you can listen to it on the Music page.
Later today I will be spending some quality time in prayer, and will lift up all my blog followers to God and ask Him to bless you and inspire you and motivate you in the coming week. My prayer request for this week is that God would give me wisdom regarding how to proceed with work and accommodation. I’m facing some uncertainty in these areas so please pray for me, for a clear way forward, if you get a chance.
I’ll sign off now but I want to leave you with a song that I’ve been listening to on repeat this week and that I think you’re going to love. It’s by Jonathan Ogden, who’s a fellow Englishman and has been blessed with a gift for creating gentle but powerful Christian music. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!