Belfast, Northern Ireland
Four months and an award!
Thanks so much for stopping by and engaging with the material. It’s been a fun ride so far. There’s a lot more stuff currently in draft format, so stay tuned as it will soon be ready to post. In the mean time, here’s a review of the last months posts.
All Posts (April 12 – May 12)
– Creative Blogger Award [BLOG AWARD] – My first ever blogging award. Woohoooo!!!! I was nominated for this because of my poetry’s said eloquence, thought-provoking nature and Christian themes. This came as a great surprise and encouragement for me at a time when my university deadlines were looming.
– Kent in Spring [PHOTOGRAPHY] – Capturing the colourful, peaceful landscapes and plants that make the Kent countryside so beautiful. I loved spending a few days in the county better known as ‘The Garden of England’.
– Robert Louis Stevenson Quote [FOOD FOR THOUGHT] – Words of wisdom from a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer.
INSPIRATIONAL + UPLIFTING MUSIC WEEK
For one week last month, I shared a song-a-day that I found inspirational, uplifting or thought-provoking. Each song I found helpful while working on my final university assignment. Have a listen!
#1: “Always” – by Kirk Franklin [MUSIC] – Old but gold. This one always conjures up beautiful, nostalgic memories of years gone by. Almost all of Kirk’s music I find to be uplifting, musically outstanding, and lyrically on-point. This one is certainly no different.
#2: “Can’t give up now” – by Mary Mary [MUSIC] – Words so poignant, yet rich in depth and meaning, lifting up the wounded, depressed and broken heart. Written in 2001, the weight of the words have added significance following the sad and sudden events of 9/11. “Nobody told me the road would be easy and I don’t believe he’s brought me this far to leave me”
#3: “Beautifully Made” – by Leah Smith [MUSIC] – Appropriately named (after the way it was put together), this relaxing and reflective song challenges low self-esteem and a lack of self worth, while reminding us of the words from the Psalms which say: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
#4: “Did it again” – by Guvna B [MUSIC] – With lyrics like “I did it again!” “Where do I go?” “Don’t wanna be a slave to this”.. and “Feels like I’m trapped inside”, this song serves as a deep, honest, personal reflection for when we’ve done wrong – knowingly or not – but offers hope at the end.
#5: “My life is in your hands” – by Kirk Franklin [MUSIC] – Powerful, powerful song! One of my favourite especially when faced with tough life challenges. This song served as a personal comfort the past few years as close members of my wider family sadly passed away.
#6: “Looking for love” – by Trip Lee [MUSIC] – “You’ve tried the pleasures of this world but still there’s something missing, ‘coz’ when you close your eyes at night you can feel your heart still searching..”