Posted in Blogging, fictional vignette, my thoughts, my writing

The First of March

The following vignette is something I wrote in my journal to help me process some thoughts that were going through my mind. I find it helpful to write like I’m having a conversation with one of my characters when I’m trying to think things through.

Daniel is Daniel McTavish an Irish Mafia hitman who repented of his sins, gave up the Mafia life and is now a youth pastor.

This is not a story per se, so I thought it better to share in my blog.

The song lyrics is a hymn called Trust and Obey written originally by John H Sammis. Continue reading “The First of March”

Posted in Blogging, Music

Rend Collective – Good News (Album)

This morning, I sat down and listened to this album that was released at the beginning of the year. This wasn’t my first listen through; however, I wanted to write down what thoughts I had for each track as I listened, and then share them here on my blog. I wrote my thoughts out in my journal and so some of these thoughts are disjointed and are stream of thought. This is not a formal review, just a collection of thoughts from my mind invoked by the music.

Here is the tracklist of Good News – Rend Collective – along with links to the songs on YouTube

  1. Life Is Beautiful –
  2. I Will Be Undignified –
  3. Rescuer (Good News) –
  4. Counting Every Blessing –
  5. Nailed to the Cross –
  6. Hymn of the Ages –
  7. True North –
  8. Resurrection Day –
  9. No Outsiders –
  10. Weep With Me –
  11. Weep With Me (Reprise) –
  12. Marching On (feat. Hillsong Young & Free) –
  13. Yahweh –
  14. Counting Every Blessing (Ukulele Session) –
  15. Christ Lives in Me –

And now for my thoughts

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My Top 20 Albums Ever

The title is self explanatory; however, I’ve never really sat down and looked at what my all time favourite albums are. I think this is due to the fact that what I deem a favourite is quite fluid. My mood often dictates what I enjoy at any given time. But, I think I can definitely narrow it down now. At least for this season of my life.

The criteria I used to narrow down this list, include:

  • Enjoying/Appreciating every track on the album – not wanting to skip any.
  • Amount of time I’ve listened to the album (Though this is not prescriptive, as some I’ve only listened through a couple of times, but they just have a certain something about them; or they’re a relatively new album that I’ve only started listening to.)
  • The artist/band/group

So, without further ado. My Top 20 albums, ever. (The top 10 is in order, the rest not in any particular order.)

  1. Still Not Getting Any – Simple Plan
  2. Diamonds – Hawk Nelson
  3. Good News – Rend Collective
  4. The Greatest Showman – Original Soundtrack
  5. Pictures Not Taken – Paul Morrison
  6. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  7. This is Not a Test – TobyMac
  8. The Promise – Plus One
  9. Greetings From California – The Madden Brothers
  10. Avenged Sevenfold – Avenged Sevenfold
  11. Storm Front – Billy Joel
  12. No Other Name – Hillsong Worship
  13. Taking One For the Team – Simple Plan
  14. Hail to the King – Avenged Sevenfold
  15. Highlights of the Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  16. The Best of Human Nature – Human Nature
  17. Let’s Talk About Love – Celine Dion
  18. Get Your Heart On! – Simple Plan
  19. Get Your Heart On! The Second Coming – Simple Plan
  20. Simple Plan, Live in Anaheim – Simple Plan

And, there you go. My Top 20 albums. Oh, and anyone who knows me will not be surprised by the fact that Simple Plan features four times. Haha. They are my all time favourite band.

Posted in fan fiction, fanfiction, fiction, Pierre Bouvier, Simple Plan

“Why does it matter?” (Bed Hair – Twelve)

Pierre stood in the elevator, heading up to his room. Chuck and Patrick were with him. The three men weren’t looking at each other; Chuck was on his phone, checking the schedule for the next day; Patrick was leaning against the wall. But, it didn’t take long for someone to decide something needed to be said about the disaster which was the crew and band dinner.
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Posted in 2017, Best of..., Blogging

Best of 2017

Best of 2017
NB: Any music/TV shows/films mentioned here may have been released in prior years, but this is based on whether I newly discovered them this year, or they have had a big impact on me this year.
2017 Best Nine Photos

What a year it has been. And tricky to narrow down my #2017bestnine in pictures. There were so many moments that I could’ve shared, but here are some of the more memorable ones.

1. Christmas Day with family

2. Australia Day with the bestie

3. Human Nature Jukebox Tour

4. Worship and fellowship at QBC

5. TCS WA chapter reunion

6. Wedding anniversary trip to the Zoo

7. Starting a Bible course

8. My wonderful team at work in the toddler room

9. Karaoke with the hubby. Any moment with the hubby to be honest.

Posted in 2017, Blogging, my thoughts

10 Things I’m Grateful For

  1. God – Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever.
  2. My husband – no matter the trials we’ve been through, I am grateful to God for Him.
  3. My family – I am so blessed to have been adopted. That’s all I need to say.
  4. My friends – I can count them on two hands…love them all.
  5. My Church family – the beautiful people at the individual Churches I have been a part of…
  6. My team at work – I am thankful to God for placing me in a work environment that makes my home life easier to navigate.
  7. Music – without music in my life…it would be a dull life.
  8. A roof over my head
  9. Books – a good book is great medicine
  10. Nature – There is something calming about being out amongst natural life.

What are some things you are grateful for?