For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.’ Matthew 18:20 NIVUK Gather - sunagó - to convene, to come together in a hospital way. With them - in the midst (alt.trans) - mesos - middle, amongst, between. In this verse Jesus is giving us an assurance that no matter… Continue reading Daily Verse – Gather Together.
One of the best YouTube channels I've discovered recently is Rick Beato. Rick is a musician and producer and an absolute master of his craft. I started watching his 'What Makes This Song Great?' videos, where he takes individual songs and breaks them down musically, in performance, and in production. When I saw he had… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – Play What You Want To Play!
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NIVUK The context for today's verse is the prophet Isaiah asking God what he is 'cry out' on behalf of the Lord. None too encouragingly for us the Lord's response is that the people are like the grass… Continue reading Daily Verse – Grass, Flower, Word.
Culture former or culture formed? As individuals, and especially as creatives, we are a part of the prevailing culture. But I was struck by a question today of how much we have been formed by the culture we are in? Another way we could look at this is by reframing the question - culture consumer… Continue reading From the Desk, Remix! – Culture Former or Culture Formed?
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God. Psalms 42:11 NIVUK I think we can all agree that life over the last couple of years has been a bit more stressful than usual. Careers, Covid, and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Downcast, Disturbed, and Praising.
On October 31st the clocks here in the UK went backwards. Once it hit 2am, it returned to 1am. Deju Vu or a chance to redo that hour. Unfortunately, not many of us were probably up thinking of all the possibilities of having an hour which lasted for two. Deju Vu is an interesting concept.… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – The Repeating Hour.
Create or Recreate? One is new and the other is copying - right? One way to look at creativity is as an expression of thoughts, ideas, emotions, giving a voice to the accumulation of what has entered us at a particular point in life. In a very real sense we are recreating all of those… Continue reading From the Desk – Remix! – Create or Recreate?
Ignore the noise. The first thing to do is work out what your 'noise' is. So what is the 'noise'? The 'noise' maybe different for each one of us. To be the most creative you can be, you might need silence. I need music. My first completed novel was written to an Ellie Goulding album… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – Ignore the Noise.
‘This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name . . ."' Matthew 6:9 I have a confession. This verse shouldn't be the Daily Verse. Matthew 6:19 should be. When searching for the verse on the Interlinear version I use, I typed in 6:9 instead. Rather than not storing… Continue reading Daily Verse – Father of Me.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalms 23:6 NIVUK Psalm 23 is familiar to most people, believers or not. The view of God as a shepherd is an image which Jesus repeats and expands upon… Continue reading Daily Verse – In the House!