Monday, January 31, 2005

three years on

...if i have my dates right that is. i was but a humble intern sitting, as all interns should, at the feet of my pastor. all of a sudden i was overwhelmed by a vision of loveliness who came to chat with said pastor. i had my wits about me though and offered her a beer nut; which worked like a charm. she swears she can't remember a thing about our first meeting, except that i looked about 18 years old. and now, three years later, we're going back to the carrington house hotel as man and wife.

Friday, January 28, 2005


our new toy

was given to us by my parents for christmas (hugely grateful!).

if you click on the newly added link, you will see my beautiful wife : ) and her formettes, courtesy of our new toy...

in anticipation of getting my act together, i set up a account. i have yet to upload any pics of course! there are two or three from our trip to oman that i like lots and do want to share. hopefully time will permit it soon.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

la, la-dee-da, la-dee-da-dee-da-dee-da-da-da.

some thoughts on singing.

in the vineyard movement, singing has been a essential factor in achieving intimacy with God. reports from the founders of the movement note two elements that contributed to this. the first was a marked hunger amongst the people for nearness to God. the second was the change from singing songs 'about God' to songs 'to God'. when hungry people began singing songs containing lyrics written in the first person, there was a markedly different atmosphere than would otherwise be present when songs about God were sung.

the songs written nowadays tend to be written in the first person singular. there aren't that many that i regularly hear in worship sets that are exclusively 'about God', nor many written using 'we, us, our' language.

it has been recognised for a long time that words set to music and rhythm are more easily memorised than speech. with songs, you have repetition to factor in as well. many people (almost unconsciously) learn about life, form their beliefs and worldviews through the songs they hear and the songs they sing. in recognition of this, it is not uncommon in christian circles for lyricists to seek the advice of trained theologians on the contents of their songs.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

a nice to have:

darth tater

and a very nice to have:

hmm... ipod

the pellucipod is currently being loaded with tunes, new and old.