Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Always- Switchfoot

This is the start
This is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun
These are your lungs
This is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars
Deep in your heart
This is the place you were born
This is the hole
Where most of your soul
Comes ripping out
From the places you've been torn

And it is always yours
But I am always yours

I'm caving in
I'm in love again
I'm a wretched man
Every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Broken in Love

Gil came and led worship at our church's annual conference with some of the other guys from his church in North Caroline-- He played this song following a word that come out of the message relating to encountering God- When we come into God's presence and meet with Him, totally surrendering to Him, we can feel like we come away with part of ourselves 'unstitched'. Our response can be either to try and rebuild that bit of us, or to understand that God is working on our lives, and surrender to Him.

When we understand the magnitude of His Love towards us, how can we not be broken, blown away, undone by His outrageous grace?

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Music that is worth singing....

There's a point in this video where Jon is talking about writing; he says that if you're writing music and you don't believe it with every ounce of you, then what's the point of singing? If you're not crying, then what's the point? That's what separates sell-out music from that which matters. The writer believes what they're writing. I find myself connecting with bits of music again and again because the writer believed what they wrote and felt what they were singing. The first time i listened to Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 I think I cried. Musicians, at least those who are a credit to the profession, are able to write down in crystal clear words, what the rest of us are feeling and yet cannot articulate. And when we hear the words we are feeling sung out with passion, something inside us resonates with agreement. Can't wait for this album :-)

Thursday, 10 September 2009


new song off new album--
Mess of Me from the new album Hello Hurricane. Good to see switchfoot back on fighting form :-) love it.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Life plan?

Geeky reference aside, I find this image quite poignant, and it highlights the questions already at the front of my mind- Where am I headed? Life plans? What am i going to be doing in 10 years time? It's all really up in the air. Are any of these routes worth taking? Honestly, no. They're not. Look how all of them end. They all end the same way. Whether that's "die alone", "retire in poverty and die poor", "live the dream and burn out young"... whatever. It really doesn't matter, does it? Everybody dies. So why do we not think about eternity? Surely what happens after you get hit by the bus, or die quietly in your sleep, surely THAT is of immense importance. People! Wake up! Look at the big picture! If I don't know what's gonna happen when my heart stops beating, then I should really find out! Where am I heading? That's a question worth asking. Lord, open our eyes!

Monday, 13 April 2009

He is risen indeed! Halelujah!

Jesus again :-) He is undoubtedly the biggest legend. ever.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die."

Friday, 20 March 2009


Neutrinos they are very small.
They have no charge and have no mass
And do not interact at all.
The earth is just a silly ball
To them, through which they simply pass,
Like dustmaids down a drafty hall
Or photons through a sheet of glass.
They snub the most exquisite gas,
Ignore the most substantial wall,
Cold-shoulder steel and sounding brass,
Insult the stallion in his stall,
And, scorning barriers of class,
Infiltrate you and me! Like tall
And painless guillotines, they fall
Down through our heads into the grass.
At night, they enter at Nepal
And pierce the lover and his lass
From underneath the bed: you call It wonderful; I call it crass.

John Updike (1932-2009)

:-D (except that neutrinos do, in fact, have mass. Very small mass, but mass nonetheless. And that is why the standard is wrong. Yay for supersymmetry!)

Saturday, 28 February 2009


If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, 19 February 2009


so, apparently the closing date for applications to the medical physics development course was on the 13th of feb. and also, apparently, it's really competitive with many more applicants than places. many of whom will be better qualified, with experience in hospitals and SOME CLEAR IDEA OF THEIR CAREER PATH! But it doesn't matter anyway, does it? because i missed the application. i give up. i'll just settle for some crappy job that pays the bills but doesn't fulfill, cus apparently thats too much to ask.