Tag Archives: Hope

On Mozart & Creation

Karl Barth (1886-1968) was known to start each day listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In writing about the influence and importance of the man’s music, particularly in light of the tragic historical events that loomed large in … Continue reading

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On Depression

The 18th – 24th April has been named Depression Awareness Week. I’ve read a few articles that have made me think – one of which was ‘What does depression feel like? Trust me – you really don’t want to know’ … Continue reading

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We travellers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing … Continue reading

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adjective \tō-ˈti-pə-tənt, ˌtō-tə-ˈpō-tənt\ The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary defines ‘totipotent’ as… : capable of developing into a complete organism or differentiating into any of its cells or tissues <totipotent stem cells> Latin totus whole, entire + English -i- + potent being … Continue reading

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I meant to post this last week, but… holidays – everything happens slowly! Let’s play a word association game. I’m going to write a word, and I want you to say (out loud) the first word that comes to mind… … Continue reading

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After Augustine

Sunshine let it be or frost, Storm or calm, as Thou shalt choose; Though Thine every gift were lost, Thee Thyself we could not lose. “After Augustine,” by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861–1907)

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It’s a risky business writing about comfort and suffering, because the former is not something I can give, and the latter is not something I pretend to understand. But over the past few weeks these are some of the questions … Continue reading

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Honestly but hopeful-ly broken

Why am I like this? Why can’t I change and be some other way? Why do people put up with me? What’s the point of even trying, you won’t be any good. I wonder how long people will put up … Continue reading

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I’ve been pondering over this song since hearing it at Mobilise East on Sunday. Originally written by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and covered by Cash in the last year of his life, the song seems to span generations – … Continue reading

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