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vocal tracks for new songs

be still 2389Yesterday Dale and I put down vocals (well, Dale did ūüôā for two recent songs of mine, both with a country-folk feel.¬†Time to take time and¬†Bless your name forever were written during our recent wonderful break at Hervey Bay and North Stradbroke Island (Straddie). ¬†I loved using my mandolin for the second one and must start playing it more. ¬†As per past post,¬†Bless your name forever is one of those rare praise songs of mine. ¬†The scores of these are in higher keys – just brought down to suit Dale’s voice. ¬†Click the links above for free access to music score.

Feel free to enjoy and use.


Time to take time vocal

Bless your name forever vocal

Holidays nearly over

Hi. My annual January holiday break is just about over.  Back on deck tomorrow, refreshed and looking forward to a fruitful year in ministry. IMG_3139

This time, I’ve taken two weeks off, and wonder why I ever chose just the one week in times past ! ¬†Certainly this has been the way to go. ¬†One reflection has been the time has gone really slowly. ¬†There’s a lesson there, amid the busyness and rush and intensity too often at other times of the year. ¬†Hopefully, some learnings toward the end of 2015 have me better-equipped to ensure I build “slow time” into my days and weeks ūüôā

IMG_3190What have I enjoyed this past fortnight? ¬†Time with Dale of course, including a lovely buffet dinner in a restaurant in the city. ¬†There’s a story behind that, which Dale best tell. ¬†I’m a cricket tragic, so we’ve managed to attend¬†two Big Bash League games and Friday’s Australia-India ODI at the Gabba.

Seen three movies:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 8.5/10
Joy  8/10
The Big Short 7/5/10 … I’m a hard marker ūüôā

IMG_3159Lots of time at or near the beach:

  • our annual Hervey Bay week right on the Esplanade with friends Jan and Glenn. ¬†LOTs of swims, sleeps, reading, coffee (go¬†Bayaroma), daily walks, means at the¬†Boat Club, movie and a really enjoyable concert by a Creedence Clearwater Revival “revival” band. ¬†The band was rightly tight, great musicianship and yes, they did my favourite Creedence song –¬†Up Around the Bend!IMG_3145
  • three nights near Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane. ¬†Beautiful weather and lovely swims in crystal clear water.IMG_3189
  • as per previous post, I wrote a Psalm 145 and mandolin-inspired worship praise song while there:¬†Bless your name forever

So, back into it tomorrow.
New Years blessings again, folks


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