Archive | December, 2012

New Year


So here we are, on the brink of a new year. I can’t believe it is finally here. The year that was 2012 saw its fair share of changes for me and my family, and has been pivotal for what we’re about to embark on here. I’m suddenly aware that there’s not oodles of time […]

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A daddy-daughter date


I took my daughter out on a “date”. She’s four years old. I had to coerce her for a minute or two. “We’re gonna go to a place you’ve never been before – the cinema. You get to wear glasses which help you watch the movie.” I see a slight frown developing. “And I’ll buy […]

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Thoughts on how we make choices

On the road, God is often neglected from the choices we make.

I’M just warning you, you this might get a little deep… this here blog post. That’s kind of what we’re aiming for with the next 12 months. I’ve known a lot of people who have made mistakes. Some of them were small mistakes. You know, things which differentiated between an A and an A+… you […]

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Who I hang out with

They say you become who you hang out with.

One of my friends is a social worker. He’s a whole lot more than that as well. I sing with him. He can look at a score of music and read every note faultlessly. He was a top-brass rugby and basketball player in the UK during his youth. He was the elite in the masters […]

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Reflections on songwriting and relationships

Better Days photoshoot, 11 September 2005. The year before we were married.

I HAVE long since forgotten what my wife and I argued about in the initial days of our marriage. I’m pretty sure we would laugh at it now. I liken it to those photos of yourself taken 10 years ago… you laugh at the hairstyles, the fashion… and you secretly monitor how you’ve aged along […]

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Contemplations of the Great Deep


IT was an off-the-cuff decision. Three songs a month, for a year, 36 in total… “Hmmm, I wonder what Psalm 36 says…” You can read it for yourself. Opening the Bible has repercussions for your life, I have discovered, and I encourage you to do it. Basically it’s two parts: firstly how terrible the world […]

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What We Need To Be Free From

HAVE you ever woken up on any particular day and think that life is just too much? There’s just too […]

What’s your instinctive view of God?


UNDER pressure, we reveal our true belief of ourselves and our true belief of God. There’s no hiding it. If […]

What’s going on in your head?

I often go running with playlists of music that keep me moving faster than I would ordinarily, and listening to […]

A story about Graeme Pope-Ellis

So in the midst of the my fitness programme, I try and keep some additional cardio going on. I generally […]