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Weekly Roundup | 09/06/18

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Greetings, all! This week’s roundup is coming to you a day early, because tomorrow I’ll be posting with the release of my new single. More info about that below. Read on for a summary of my week in blogging, some brief personal reflections on my life at this time, and a Question of the Week…

The Week in Review

For my Monday Music post this week I shared the incredible bass vocals of J. D. Sumner in his rendition of the classic spiritual song Wayfaring Stranger. To read a little about Sumner and listen to the song, click here.

I returned with aย Thursday Theology post that I knew would stimulate strong feelings, and it certainly did. The post was about the difference between conditional and unconditional love in relation to the Christian worldview. You can read the post here.

Finally, on Friday I shared this week’s Friday Philosophy post, which looked at the philosophical ideas of Marcus Aurelius, who was Roman Emperor for a time. Read about his views, and my reflections on them, by clicking here.

Stranded Artwork

New Song Out Sunday 10th June

Tomorrow I will be releasing ‘Stranded’, the 9th song of my ten-song experimental music project. This new song is a melancholy instrumental which evokes a feeling of being stranded at sea. I’ll be publishing a blog post with a link at 10am tomorrow so you can listen to the song.


A Few Personal Reflections

  • I’m excited to be nearing the end of my music project; it’s been a lot of fun! If you weren’t already aware, I’m running a competition to decide the album title and win a free copy of the album and a special prize โ€“ all you have to do is submit a suggestion for what the initials T.E.N. might stand for. To read all about the project and competition, click here and scroll down.
  • This week I’ve continued on my quest to get healthy. I’m halfway to my ideal weight goal, and have managed to keep up the diet and exercise, despite struggling for motivation at times. One of the hardest things has been craving sugar in the evenings after dinner over the last few days. So far I’ve managed to resist. Phew!
  • In my efforts to deal with my neighbour’s screaming, growling (!), and loud music, I’ve added some sound-proofing insulation strips to my doors. These have actually made a difference! The hardest thing to deal with is that he spends all day bullying his cat, which really frustrates me. If only the solution were as simple as talking to him! Sigh. Your prayers for a breakthrough are very much appreciated.

Question of the Week

Have you ever had a near-death experience?
Let me know in the comments!



  1. I am so glad to hear you’ve found some sound proofing ways to help keep out the noise! That would be tough to deal with. Way to go on your healthy quest!!! I so slacked in May while visiting family, but I need to get back into routine. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, T.R. ๐Ÿ˜Š I highly recommend using an app to monitor calories and exercise, it has made a huge difference for me and Iโ€™ve learned a lot about nutrition. I know youโ€™re busy though so might not have time for something like that. You have an awesome weekend too! ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Haha, well truth be told…my phone is like…six years old and when I try to use the internet for most things it will simply freeze. I do agree apps can be really helpful! I’ve been using a planner to write down my workouts, what the workout was, and my time. And I agree too nutrition really teaches a lot, very helpful!

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