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Sunday Summary | 03/06/18

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Welcome to my weekly round-up of what I’ve been posting on Perfect Chaos. In this post I’ll also be sharing a few personal reflections on my life at this time, and a Question of the Week to enable me to get inside your heads (or something like that!). Let’s begin!

The Week in Review

For my Monday Music post this week I shared a song by Elvis. It’s not one of his biggest hits, but it’s a lovely performance of a moving song with great lyrics. If you missed it, you can read the post and have a listen here.

I returned on Thursday with my weekly Thursday Theology post. This week I shared a poem I’ve written which I believe captures the sentiment at the heart of my understanding of the free will problem. To read the post and poem, click here.

Lastly, I rounded off the week with my Friday Philosophy post, which this week looked at the thought of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman philosopher from antiquity. You can read about his approach to living a life of virtue by clicking here.

A Few Personal Reflections

  • My ‘get fit and healthy’ project is continuing to go well. I’ve lost some more weight and attended two sessions with physiotherapists this week. I’ve got a set of exercises to do aimed at strengthening weak muscles and improving my posture. It’s really good fun, I just hope I can keep up the momentum!
  • My troublesome neighbour seems to be very mentally unwell at the moment, and is continually shouting (mostly at his cat) and playing ridiculously loud music (only during the day, thankfully!). I’d appreciate your prayers, that God protects me, that I can remain patient and loving, and that my neighbour will stop with all the wickedness that characterises his behaviour.
  • I recorded an acoustic song for my music project, for which the release date is 10th June (a week today). I wasn’t very happy with it, but taking a ‘done is better than perfect’ attitude I was planning to make do and release it anyway. However, on Friday evening I was playing about with some musical ideas and by the grace of God another song started to emerge. I finished recording the song yesterday, and am really happy with it!

Question of the Week

Have you ever had to deal with noisy neighbours?
Let me know your stories in the comments!



  1. oh gosh… when I was in Bible college, I lived in a duplex. One of the teachers lived on the other side. Now these buildings were built in the 50s so you could hear everything. He had a giant poodle and every.single.day he would come home to well, dog poop because his dog would poop in the house. How did I know this, you ask? Wellll, because every day I got to hear him yell, โ€œno poopy in the house! no poopy in the house!โ€ AHAHAHAHAAA!!! Iโ€™d take that over thumping music ANY day.

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  2. Yes, people here in our country loved to sing karaoke. So when celebrations call for it, they sing their hearts out–and all the neighbors can attest to that! But good thing the government passed a law that sets a limit to karaoke. They can only do so until 10 in the evening.

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    1. In the last place I lived the neighbours used to do karaoke. But only once in a while and not during the night, fortunately! I would say the 10am law is a good idea! ๐Ÿ˜Š


  3. My neighbour is paranoid to the extent that he has padlocked his bin lids down. He drinks every day and comes home, turns the radio and sings loudly. He talks to no one so hearing him although sometimes annoying reminds me heโ€™s alive. If he was quiet Iโ€™d worry. Understanding noisy neighbours is hard but a necessary evil of our culture.

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    1. Sounds as though he’s not in a good frame of mind. Well done for being sensitive, it’s not always easy to be understanding when the behaviour is intentionally abusive, as is the case with my neighbour. But I try! ๐Ÿ˜Š


  4. Years ago I lived at a place where drug dealers moved in. People in and out all hours, fights, loud music and silly me knocking at their door @ 1 am asking nicely to please turn it down. If I was a guy my “request” probably would not have been met with the same response I’m sure. One day one of them broke into our apt while I was at work stole some gaming stuff but nothing else & the cops got one of the guys to rat out who did it. Eventually they were evicted. I never made any complaints about them, just minded my own business the best I could. Try to count your blessings in the storm. I sometimes use headsets to listen to stuff in this apt to drown out other noise. God bless. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That sounds like a tough time, but I’m really encouraged by your story and advice. I’m trying to take the same approach, just getting on with things and not complaining. I know God is in control so I keep praying, and counting my blessings at the same time. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜


  5. Oh, no… not your difficult neighbor again… Sigh. I had hoped that had died down, but here he is again. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sorry I missed your posts this week. My moving is winding down and now I’m playing catch-up with my blog reading. So thankful for your weekly roundup. It makes it easier to know where to begin! And glad that your second song came together so quickly! Can’t wait to hear it! God bless you, my extremely talented friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Lynn! Great to hear from you. I hope the move has been going well? I know youโ€™ve been moving but were you moving home or relocating your studio (or both?). Thank you for your kindness, youโ€™re a treasure!


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