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Teenagers by Andy Gullahorn

Andy Gullahorn has just had a successful kickstarter campaign for his next album Everything As It Should Be.
Which is great news because it means that he’ll be able to release a new batch of wonderful, insightful songs.
Like this one.
Teenagers.
If you’ve got them, or you’ve had them it’ll ring pretty true.
(Maybe don’t be drinking your cup of tea while listening)


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Frosty Reception

Outdoor walk in a spring frost in Mount Gambier.

Lulled into a false sense of security after my time in Queensland I didn’t wear my gloves.

It took twenty minutes after I got home for proper feeling to return to my hands.


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Probably Not If You Paid Me $6.99 To Take Them

Saw these chokoes in a fruit and vege shop while I was away. Not tempted. At all.

When I was a kid they grew on backyard vines, were pealed, seeded, steamed/boiled and best eaten smothered with melted butter and pepper.

There was a time overseas when I had them shredded and stir fried in a garlic oil type dish. That was okay. But generally they are a very ordinary vegetable.

Better for backyard games of cricket.


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300 New Scrabble Words

There are reports that Merriam-Webster who produce the official dictionary for Scrabble have released an updated edition with 300 words added.
Some of those words are featured here at this post on the Merriam-Webster website.
Probably the biggest news is that ‘OK’ is now on the approved list.
If you’re not happy about that you could say ‘ew’ or make a ‘frowny’ face, because they’re both there as well.
Scrabble purists will celebrate new words, the rest of us will lament the disintegration of English language.
Cue: zomboid, twerk, sheeple, wayback, botnet, emoji, facepalm, puggle and nubber.


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She Waits by The Gray Havens

She Waits is the title track from The Gray Havens’ recently released album.
(Their third full length studio album, I think)
Listen with Romans 8:19 in mind.

“She’s seen empires come and go
Watched the kingdom’s children grow
Sparks and embers far from home
Born to shine, and to behold

‘Cause on her chain is a lock and the key
Is the radiance she will see
From the light that’s gonna be
Cast from the sons and the daughters free”


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Watching The World Burn On The Gold Coast

I recently enjoyed two weeks on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The only aggravating thing was seeing these when I was out in the mornings.

C’mon Gold Coast. Really.


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Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love – Sunday Songs

New songs from Getty Music feature on an EP called The Northcoast Sessions.
Magnificent, Marvellous, Matchless Love is a singable song of praise.

The lyrics:
1.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love; too vast and astounding to tell
Forever existing in worlds above, now offered and given to all.
Oh, fountain of beauty eternal; the Father, the Spirit, the Son.
Sufficient and endlessly generous, magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
2.
Creation is brimming with thankfulness, the mountains, exultant they stand;
The seasons rejoice in Your faithfulness, all life is sustained by Your hand.
You crown every meadow with color; You paint every shade in the sky;
Each day the dawn wakes as an encore of magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
Chorus
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
3.
What grace, that You entered our brokenness; You came in the fullness of time
How far we had fallen from righteousness, but not from the mercies of Christ.
Your cross is our door to redemption; Your death is our fullness of life.
That day, how forgiveness flowed as a flood: magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
Chorus
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
4.
United in Your resurrection, You lift us to infinite heights
Could anything sever or take us from magnificent, marvelous, matchless love
Chorus
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

Words and Music: Matt Papa, Aaron Keyes, Luke Brown, and Keith and Kristyn Getty