Sunday Reflections

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!

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    1. I’m actually reading it right now (just put down my Kindle to check my phone), currently at the bit where Aza returns to school after the β€˜incident’. Don’t want to give spoilers! But yeah, it’s awesome 😊

  1. I wanted to thank you for sharing that song. It’s been an off week for me as well and that song is exactly what I needed to hear. Here’s to new mercies and a new week!

    1. Hi Ruth! So sorry to hear you’ve had a tough week. Praying that this coming week will be loads better for you πŸ™‚ I’m delighted that you enjoyed the song. If you search YouTube for ‘Jonathan Ogden’ or ‘Rivers and Robots’ (his band) you’ll find loads of really wonderful Scripture-inspired, gentle and reflective music. His lyric videos are beautiful too. God bless!

  2. I hope you have a better week! I look forward to checking out your work. I need to work on my blog too! I haven’t organized as I’d like it. Very soonπŸ™ŒπŸ½

    1. Hi Alexandra! Praying specifically for God’s guidance in your life in the coming week πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a comment. Your prayers are truly appreciated! Have a great week!

        1. Glad it’s going okay – it will get easier!

          I’m having a good week thank you Daily, very productive so far! I’m working on song six of my ten song project at the moment, it’s quite a rocky number, and I’m giving myself blisters from all the guitar playing, haha πŸ™‚

          God bless and have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve been working against doubt and fear. I’m glad to hear you have been walking forward, and God is helping you! Way to go on the blogging upkeep. I’m working editing all of my posts, updating them, and changing them to the style I have now. I’m almost done, and now as I say that, I realize almost done still refers to about a 100+ posts haha, but progress is progress πŸ™‚

    I really enjoy the song.

    1. Thanks, T.R.! I went through all my posts last year updating all the images. That was a bit of a mission! In my previous theme images weren’t so important so I had somewhat neglected them. Changing the style of all your previous posts sounds like a huge task to undertake, I hope you manage to achieve your goals πŸ™‚

      Glad you enjoyed the song!

      1. Well done on your progress!

        I am constantly, okay, not constantly, but it feels like I’m constantly updating haha. Last year, I didn’t have images to begin with, so I added pictures to all posts. Then I added tags. Then I realized I added too many tags and had to delete them. Then I added a banner. I’m working on adding the banner to older posts, some links, and changing the style of the post. It takes time, but I’m doing it gradually πŸ™‚ Thank you!

        1. Haha, brilliant πŸ™‚ It’s good to know a fellow blogger who takes so much care over their work. I try to do the same. I went through the process of editing all my tags and categories too. And there’s still work I need to do on the categories! All good fun πŸ™‚

      1. Were you the one who recommended Turtles All The Way Down? I saw it when I was at our library for a book discussion group. Took it home at lunchtime on Tuesday and finished reading it yesterday (Wed.) before bed; it really WAS a book that’s hard to put down!

        1. Yes I did recommend it and I’m so glad you read it! Such a brilliant book! I experienced a lot of different emotions reading that book. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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