I am very happy that right now, my favourite girl is with some of my whanau in my favourite place in the whole world!

I just wish i could be there too…


New music

As some of you know, i am a huge fan of the massively talented Bic Runga.

Her sister Boh Runga is also a singer and part of a band that deserve their name.

Allow me to introduce you to Stellar

Thought for the day!

Went to the Soul Survivor Hope 2008 tour at Woodlands the other night. Was such a good time and so encouraging to see so many young people worshipping God.

A little reminder from Mike Pilavachi and one i had forgotten but is still a gem was the phrase “think before you speak”:

T- is it True?
H – is it Helpful?
I – is it Inspiring?
N – is Necessary?
K – is it Kind?

Something worth remembering as if you are anything like me, you tend to speak before you think!

C S Lewis Song

Before she left for her holiday, Ellie have me a copy of Brooke Fraser’s new album Albertine to keep me company.

Needless to say i was delighted to get it and it has been on constant play since she left.

Today i have been listening to the wonderful “C S Lewis Song” from it, and its been making me think a lot about some of the lyrics. I will be pondering on them for the rest of the day methinks:

If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy
I can only conclude that I was not made for here
If the flesh that I fight is at best only light and momentary
Then of course I’ll feel nude when
To where I’m destined I’m compared

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
As I wait for hope to come for me

Am I lost or just less found?
On the straight or on the roundabout of the wrong way?
Is this a soul that stirs in me,
Is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?

`Cause my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
And avoid the impending birth
Of who I was born to become

For we, we are not long here
Our time is but a breath
So we better breathe it
And I,
I was made to live
I was made to love
I was made to know You

Hope is coming for me
He’s coming

Grace and mercy

Hooked up with Crossman last night for some well overdue worship and prayer. We talked about cycles of mercy and grace; God showed up in style as is normally the case.

Matt said he the sense of God saying “those who are looking will find and those that come longing will be filled”

Lord, i am looking and i am longing for you right now. I see that the cycle of grace has come round in full abundance in my life since September.

And as for mercy? Well, it takes female form and has been evident in my life these last few months. I never knew it could look so beautiful.