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Walking by faith…

February 27, 2010 3 comments

I didn’t really think I would write about this as I am never sure if it is something you should write about in a blog but then again, it’s not a secret. I simply suck at speaking about such things.
Quite a few months ago I was asked to be an elder. I am not the best at making any kind of decision never mind one that involves a life time commitment. Therefore, I have changed my mind so, so many times. It’s tricky. It’s made me look at my whole self, my faith, my relationships…everything! My main concern is my age and I absolutely know that should not be an issue but it feels like a factor. I’m not convinced I have anything to bring to the role of an elder. I’m not convinced I am mature enough. Everything is one big doubt.

Another part of me feels called to the role. I never really understood “callings” but then I don’t think you do until you experience one. It’s hard to describe. Maybe I am letting doubts and fears get in the way of it all but maybe I am being realistic too?! I am not sure.

I remembered this song a lovely friend of mine introduced me to over the summer: “By Faith” by Keith and Kristyn Getty. I love their music. It’s modern and relevant and doesn’t make me feel awkward or uncomfortable! hoorah. Anyway, point is…that song. It’s about walking by faith and not by sight. Tricky tricky tricky. I feel small. That is all.

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BBC – Celtic Connections 2010 – Ewan McLennan

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

I have a new singer to add to my favourites list – Ewan McLennan. Here is a video of him singing at Celtic Connections. He is singing a very Dundee flavoured song so obviously, I am a fan. He is quite intense but very, very good and very Scottish. And beautiful. That is all. Hurrah for music.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

(I am trying to post this through “vodpod” and am now editing it through normal wordpress action. I am not sure if it will work. Let’s hope so!)

Lent…again.

February 16, 2010 1 comment

I am giving up facebook (and twitter but I shall not cry over that)! hoorah. I am also going to make sure I have a lot of phone switching off time. I waste too much time on them. I like staying in touch with people- that is why I use them but sometimes I end up putting off doing other things that are much more important. I faff.

I am going to try and use the time more wisely. I am not fully sure what “more wisely” means but I shall work it out.

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Snuggies, Organ and Lent.

February 14, 2010 1 comment

What a bizarre blog title. Anyway…

I don’t think I ever got round to explaining how much joy one of my Christmas presents has given me over the past month or so. It’s a snuggie! I know it’s ridiculous – a blanket with sleeves! But it’s so, so amazing. It seems very large, however, and I am not exactly sure what size of a human wouldn’t find it huge. As a rule, I do not wear the snuggie outside of my house. That would probably be wrong. It’s just so cosy and allows me to sip tea at the same time. I should really join the snuggie PR team. Anyway…I know they are ridiculous but have very much made for a cosy, cosy life.

Another thing, which I think is equally cool but perhaps not always socially acceptable to most is I have just started learning to play the organ. It is very tricky but very, very fun. I quite like just being back in music lesson situations. I like learning. Practicing in dark churches, however, on my own is somewhat terrifying.

On a less bizarre note. It is Lent soon. It is making me ponder lots…it always does. It is a time that I absolutely do not understand fully. Life would be less fun if we knew everything I guess. I want to DO things during Lent. I am not sure what yet. I would also maybe like to give up my mobile phone although I think my mother is already planning to take it off me at some point because it quite often makes me stressamundo. That maybe is not very practical. I could get a pigeon. I’ll look into that.

Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day. x

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