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Weekly Roundup | 17/06/18

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Wow, Sunday already?! I hope you’re all keeping well. This is my weekly ‘summary’ post where I recap my week in blogging, share a few personal reflections from the crazy world of Steve, and ask you all a Question of the Week. Let’s begin!

The Week in Review

I shared this week’s Monday Music post a day early, because Sunday was release day for the latest single from my music project, and I didn’t want to bombard you all with too many music posts by posting on Monday as well. I hope you got a chance to listen to my song, entitled ‘Stranded’, but if you didn’t, you can indulge your ear buds by clicking here.

For this week’s Thursday Theology post I shared some reflections that were admittedly more philosophical than theological, but there is of course crossover between the two subjects. In the post I shared a quote from Brian Magee’s autobiography about his fascination with bending his index finger. Intrigued? You can read the post here.

My last post of the week was the latest in my Friday Philosophy series, and looked at the ancient Roman philosopher Sextus Empiricus and the philosophy of Stoicism which he embraced. I offered some reflections on how Stoicism relates to the question of whether or not objective truth exists. You can read the post here.

A Few Personal Reflections

  • As part of my mission to get fit and healthy I have been given nine exercises to do daily by my physio. I complained there were too many, and I got told off, haha. Some of them are really difficult and I feel like I need a coach that I see more often than for 30 minutes every couple of weeks. But the good news is I’m closer again this week to my target weight and my blood pressure is apparently ‘perfect’! Woot!
  • I took a leap of faith and made a complaint about my troublesome neighbour. I contacted the housing manager and had a good long sit-down meeting with him where I shared what was going on for the first time. He was very understanding. I really don’t know whether I’m doing the right thing, as my neighbour is likely to turn nasty if he finds out I’ve complained. He’s actually been playing less loud music since the World Cup started because he’s a big football fan so has been distracted by that I think.

Question of the Week

Are you interested in watching the World Cup?
Let me know in the comments!



    1. It can be quite exciting 😊 There was a great match between Portugal and Spain on Friday. But then other games I have seen were rather dull. I’m not a big follower of football but I do enjoy the World Cup!

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  1. The last one is the first one I ever watched and it was pretty exciting. Not sure I will watch it this year since the US team is not in it. I don’t have any friends that watch 😦 I was in France for a game during the last World Cup and it was very exciting! It was also amazing to see the camaraderie of strangers huddling by a TV in an airport to cheer on our guys.

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    1. Yeah I can understand that, it’s always much more exciting when your home team are involved. England is a pretty football crazy country, our first game of the tournament is tomorrow so I’m quite looking forward to that!

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  2. I don’t tend to watch sports unless my husband has them on. He’s stopped watching most sports on TV since they’re getting so “Political” and controversial. We’ve also chosen to stop watching the awards shows now they are getting so far off our values and becoming platforms for things we definitely don’t support! I think about Philippians 4:8 and applaud those doing well and playing fair.

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  3. No I haven’t seen a single second of the world cup. I detest watching most sports with the occasional exception of a bit of Wimbledon tennis now and then. I support my country from a patriotic point of view but am not the least bit interested in football.

    I hope you get a good resolution with your neighbour. πŸ™‚

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