Monday, December 27, 2010

My Top 5 Tina Turner songs

Nutbush City Limits
River Deep Mountain High
We Dont Need Another Hero
What's Love Got To Do With It
The Best

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Top 5 Christmas songs

Driving Home For Christmas
Merry Xmas Everybody
Last Christmas
Fairytale of New York
Angels From The Realms of Glory

Special mention for O Come, O Come, Immanuel... not a real Christmas song but always a winner at this time of year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Things I didn't know: No 21

The following connections...

Barbara Streisand has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Elliott Gould. Her second husband is actor James Brolin, whom she married on July 1, 1998. While they have no children together, Brolin has two children from his first marriage, including Josh Brolin, another top actor.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How To Find The Minister In You

The opening paragraph to my proposed new book.

“Life as a Presbyterian pastor can be hard. Pressures come from all sides. There is no end to the responsibility. It can feel like being a manager in any ordinary organization. And you even have to pretend that you actually believe in infant baptism. But deep down inside another you longs to be released. Somewhere your real identity is hidden. You want to be a minister. But you can't find that person. One thing is needful. You need to release the real you in you … If that is your current mindset this book is for you.”

I need to find a publisher. I need to write the book. I suppose I would also need to be a Presbyterian pastor, too. But, I'm beginning to realise that writing has got nothing very much to do with reality. So maybe, just maybe, one day I'll finally make it into print... David Shedden. Author.

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Top 5 Pulp songs

Live Bed Show
I Spy
Something Changed
Do You Remember The First Time?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Things I didn't know: No 20

The 1900 Galveston storm is to date the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.

Monday, December 06, 2010

My Top 5 John Shuttleworth songs

I Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now
Two Margarines
Betty Turpin
Incident On The Snake Pass
Mutiny Over The Bounty

Friday, December 03, 2010

...only at the cross...

"The love of God is seen in its fullness only at the cross of Jesus Christ. The intimations of God's love in creation and providence are somewhat ambiguous. There are earthquakes as well as beautiful sunsets, cancer and other forms of sickness as well as health. Only at the cross does God show his love fully and without ambiguity.

For that reason it is difficult to find a verse in the New Testament that speaks about God's love without also speaking in the same verse or in the immediate context about God's gift of his Son on Calvary."

p332, Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice. IVP 1986

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Things I didn't know: No 19

The Walker Brothers. Not real brothers.