Top 5 Violin Showpieces

Violin showpieces are the pieces which are at the limit of violin technique. They are difficult, flashy, and impressive. Here’s my list of the top five violin showpieces. Paganini – Caprice 24 Paganini‘s 24 Caprices are some of the most difficult for the violin, and being able to play any of them is a great… Continue reading Top 5 Violin Showpieces

Worship Songs I’m loving

At the moment, I’m getting my head around being music director for an upcoming Chrysalis retreat. I did this last year, so a lot of my song choices have been able to be transferred, but it does mean that I can spend more time looking for other songs that might fit even better. At my… Continue reading Worship Songs I’m loving

A Busy month ahead

I’ve just been thinking about how much I’ve got on over the next month, and it’s incredibly busy. I’ll be at Church for only two of the Sunday Morning meetings, and possibly only one of the Sunday night meetings. I’ve got the Chrysalis retreat on between the 8th and 11th of September, which should be… Continue reading A Busy month ahead

Sunday Set List 14 August 2011

Last Sunday we held the first of a new style of meeting at my church. Normally the youth band play downstairs in a more relaxed youth-style meeting. This meeting, the youth band provided the music, while the Corps Officer preached and organised the meeting that was upstairs in our main worship hall. The whole aim… Continue reading Sunday Set List 14 August 2011

5 Things I don’t love about Australia

Following up on Yesterday’s post on the things I love about Australia, there are a few things I don’t like about Australia. It would be remiss of me to say the things I love without the things I don’t like. Racist. As much as I hate to admit it, Australia is a little bit racist.… Continue reading 5 Things I don’t love about Australia

Five things I love about Australia

This prompt, List five things you love about your culture, is provided by Plinky. I love Australia, and there is no-where else on earth that I would rather live. Sure, there are places I would love to visit, but as the song says: no matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call… Continue reading Five things I love about Australia

Coffee, the luxury I choose not to live without

This topic suggestion, What one luxury do you refuse to live without?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. Coffee is one of the wonderful luxuries that I enjoy. However, my wife often jokes about trying to make me give it up. She doesn’t like the smell or taste, especially… Continue reading Coffee, the luxury I choose not to live without

A Star Trek Devotional: Code of Honor

Lt. Yar and Yareena battle to the death for the position of Lutan's "First One"

PICARD: You’re right, Data. It does sound like a joke. With the power of the Enterprise, we could overwhelm this place easily. Take what we want. DATA: I may not understand human humor, sir, but I am a Starfleet Academy graduate. PICARD: Which means, of course… DATA: … understanding the Prime Directive, sir. PICARD: Which… Continue reading A Star Trek Devotional: Code of Honor