2 Timothy 1 – Short Poem

As I gaze at the weight, of the task at hand,

And wonder how I could be part of the plan,

I’m timid and weak, my words often fail,

Lord, why would you not, just choose someone else?

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Someone with boldness, someone with faith,

Someone whose words, simply hold more weight,

Someone like Paul, who even in chains,

Still found a way, of proclaim your name,

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But Father forgive me! Forgetful man,

It’s not for my actions, or things I’ve done,

It’s only by grace, and only your love,

Your purpose revealed, through Jesus the man,

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Lord help us to stand, in this world full of sin,

As pressures to change, slowly weigh us in,

Clinging onto Christ, and his blood-drenched cross,

Your intimate love, at ultimate cost

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©2018, by Gome


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Photo A Day Jan – Week 2

That Monday Feeling.. back to the grind after a restful weekend. I left for work when it was dark, and got back when it was dark. Despite the many frustrations, difficult work and early starts, I’m constantly reminded to be grateful and embrace it wholeheartedly. This picture was taken in Bath’s main Shopping complex, Southgate.

Bath’s famous Pultney Street Bridge. Took this photo while on a stroll before work. One thing that constantly baffles, amazes and saddens me is the parallel lives lived in this evidently wealthy city. A matter of meters to the left of this shot were two homeless men wrapped up in sleeping bags under an archway. Very sad indeed.

Just around the corner, you have Bath Abbey in all its splendour. I could only capture the calm before the tourists arrived in the morning.

Architecture Site Visit.. Always good to get out of the office and see the progress on site.

Boarding the “Not-so Great Western Railway”.. A delayed service, of course. This was a replacement after an hour for a broken down train.

VW Campervan in Bath – Love an old classic. The city, the car. They were made for each other.

And finally, after a deep and meaningful catch up with a friend, I spend some time doing some writing. This was a short poem (soon to feature on the blog) based on 2 Timothy 1.

Jesus, the Presidents Club, and me…

Well written piece by my bro.. very much echo his centiment. Check it out!! https://masukuonmymind.com/2018/01/24/jesus-the-presidents-club-madison-marriage/

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This morning, I read two pieces of writing. The first was in my Bible – John chapter 4 – where Jesus meets a Samaritan woman. Jews and Samaritans didn’t mix and Jesus knew of her promiscuous life up to that point. However, he shows her the most stunning display of love and grace.

The second piece was by Madison Marriage, a Financial Times journalist. I’ll be honest: it ruined me. All day, my mind and heart have been plagued by confusing, angry thoughts about the story’s revelations. I’ve felt a deep, overwhelming sadness.

We expect better of ourselves, as 21st century, supposedly “enlightened” people. But the Bible wisely cautions against such self-confidence which, so often, leads to self-righteousness: “The [human] heart is deceitful above all things; who can understand it?”

That said, it is right that we’re talking about some of these deep, societal wrongs. Truth be told, in the…

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3 Years of Blogging

3 Today!! Woop Woop!!

Thanks so much for your support along the way. Here are a few highlights and reflections on my journey so far.

God bless..


Year 1: Feel the Buzz

Exactly 3 years ago today, I was sat in a cafe along one of Bristol’s ever intriguing and eclectic high streets – Gloucester Road (See article: the longest stretch of Independent shops in the UK).

With background chatter, finely brewed coffee, and an overpriced slice of indulgent cake, I finally put the finishing touches on my new blog – Reposed Thought.

The first year was such an exciting adventure as there was so much to explore and to learn. From my testimony of how I became a Christian, to the never ending journey of an Architect, there was also much to share.

The inaugural year also gave birth to a newly formed interest in writing poetry with my personal favourites being Tales of an Introvert and Poor Mans Tale.

Year 2: Honeymoon over?

The second year was undoubtedly more challenging as the creativity started to fizzle out along with the initial buzz created when the blog first began. With the added pressure of starting my first full time 9-5 job post uni, the time to create was also drastically reduced. Still I persevered to create Big City Dreams and Morning Run Thoughts during that seemingly dry patch.

I constantly found myself reflecting on how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ a post was based on what response I got. I was determined to not let that be the case in the following year.

Year 3: Recreate the high

Throughout 2017, I have felt a combined desire to blog as an outlet for myself and out of respect for my followers. But also, for the sheer fun of it.

This has in turn freed me to create when inspired rather than posting to maintain some kind of  interest. I have felt some of that initial creativity creep back in. My undoubted favourite series from the past year was the daily Zambia photo journal.

Other more recent posts based on experiences include Love Your Neighbour and Plateaued Ambition. The latter recently came 8th out of 30 in my first poetry competition with an honorary mention.

Year 4: ?

Well.. Lets see what happens..

In all that I do, as a blogger or as a Christian, it is my deepest desire to use my God-given talents to help point people to Jesus and his love for us as a broken people.

I recently had an interesting conversation with a fellow blogger that I’ve never met about one of my poems. They said that even though they do not share my faith, they could appreciate what I had to say about life and its challenges and how my faith gives me strength through them.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this piece and be sure to follow on here or via the links below..


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Photo A Day Jan – Week 1

Stunning Sunset: No filter, just a slightly brightened phone pic. It was so good to have a chance to rest over Christmas and reflect on God’s goodness in the previous year. And to enjoy such wonders in creation.

Edgeware Road Tube Station, London – Used my favourite (well, only) photo editing app ‘Fotor’ for the blurred effect and filter. Love the app and would recommend to anyone.

Quiet Cafe Nero, Bath – Somehow managed to capture this quiet passing moment during a very busy lunch period in the cafe.

Saturday Church League Football – Always good fun (unless you lose 2-1 having gone 1-0 up with 15mins to go). Great game none the less with a good atmosphere. Great to be able to pray together before the match, to not have any (serious) injuries and increase fitness.

Royal Circus, Bath – One of my favourite places in the city to catch a quick break/stroll through.

Bath Bus Station – Caught a quick glimpse of this as I walked under the bath-stone underpass opposite. Interesting juxtaposition (coz that’s a big word for a Friday) between old and newer styles of Architecture.

Nothing quite like an 11am coffee break at work. They do make ’em good!


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